This version of traditional German apple cake (apfelkuchen) is vegan friendly and made with spelt flour. Topped with cinnamon sugar, it's a perfect Autumn indulgence. This recipe varies slightly from the YouTube version in that it uses flax meal instead of egg replacer powder and spelt flour instead of all purpose flour.
Preheat the oven to 375' F. Line the bottom and lightly grease an 8" round spring-form pan. Set aside. Combine the flax meal and water and let stand for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix together the vegetable oil, sugar, almond milk, almond extract and flax mixture. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and ginger. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and arrange the apple slices in concentric circles on top. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over the cake making sure to cover the entire surface.
Bake the cake in the preheated oven for approx 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let the cake stand for 10 minutes before unmolding. Use a knife and gently run around the edge of the cake to help it release. Cool completely before serving.
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