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Vegan Apple Spice Cake

Warming notes of cinnamon, ginger and allspice combined with sweet seasonal apples feature in this simple vegan apple spice cake. This cake is made with olive oil instead of butter or coconut oil, however, any neutral flavoured vegetable oil will work. This is the perfect healthy-ish cake to serve with a hot cup of coffee or tea this season.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, bundt, cake, spice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 people
Calories 308 kcal
Author Heidi Richter


  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 medium (300g) apples peeled, cored and diced into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Thoroughly grease the bundt pan. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the flax meal and water and let stand for 5 minutes, or until thickened. In a small bowl, combine the apples and the 1 tbsp flour until evenly coated.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, sugar, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Add the flax mixture and stir until combined.

  4. To a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.

  5. Add the dry ingredients to the oil mixture and stir just until moistened. Stir in the apples until evenly distributed. Spoon the mixture into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before carefully inverting it onto a wire rack to cool completely. Top with a generous dusting of powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes

Be sure to grease your bundt pan very well- this will ensure your cake comes out in one piece.  If you prefer, you can make this cake in a large loaf pan, however you may need to increase the baking time slightly. Light spelt flour or whole wheat flour can be used in equal measure for all purpose flour.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Apple Spice Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an approximation of the nutrition offered in this recipe, and is created using a nutrition calculator. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your preferred calculator.