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.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Thoroughly grease the bundt pan. Set aside.
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.
In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, sugar, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Add the flax mixture and stir until combined.
To a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.
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.
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.
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.
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