Vegan Apple Spice Cake

When you think of Fall, you start thinking about apples and spices. This cake is sooo good! It is moist, has loads of lovely apple-nuts-spice flavor, and is topped with creamy maple buttercream. The recipe makes a 2 layer cake. I made mine in a 7 x 11 cake pan, so it was one layer (which was easier – just bake it for a longer time – 25-30 minutes).

What You Need:

For the Cake:

1 ¼ cup of unsweetened soy or almond milk

2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar

2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour

1 tsp. of baking powder

1 tsp. of baking soda

2 tsp. of cinnamon

½ tsp. of allspice

½ tsp. of ginger

½ tsp. of sea salt

1 cup of shredded apple (I needed 1 medium apple cut into pieces, and used my mini food processor to shred it. Or you can use a grater.)

⅓ cup of coconut oil

1 cup of brown sugar

½ Tbs. of molasses

2 tsp. of vanilla

¾ cup of walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped


For the Maple Buttercream Frosting:

3 cups of powdered sugar

8 Tbs. of vegan butter, room temperature

6 Tbs. of maple syrup 


To Make the Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two 8 inch round pans with oil. (Or use a 7 x 11 pan)

Mix the milk and cider vinegar together.

In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.

In a third separate bowl, beat the coconut oil, brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla together.

Add the dry ingredients, the milk/vinegar, and the apple to the oil/sugar mixture. Mix until combined, and then add the nuts. Mix briefly to incorporate the nuts.

Pour into the cake pans or 7 x 11 pan. Bake the rounds 18-20 minutes, or the 7 x 11 for 25-30 minutes. The cake is done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


To Make the Frosting:

Beat all the ingredients until smooth.

Spread onto the cooled cake layers. (Note: The 7 x 11 cake only needed half the frosting recipe.)

Tag us on Instagram @tuck.ins or Facebook @TuckInsFoods to show us your Vegan Apple Spice Cake and other vegan treats you are baking this Fall!
By Carol Levy

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published