The Joy Of Vegan German Apple Cake

March 24, 2010 by Keri

Last night I pulled out The Joy of Vegan Baking and went browsing for an apple recipe.  I came to German Apple Cake and decided to give it a shot.  The ingredients in this book’s recipes are very common, and while they mostly call for for white sugar and white flour, they’d be great for starting out with vegan baking or the occasional pretty treat.  This is the first recipe I’ve made from the book; I bought this and Vegan Yum Yum at the same time and they sort of got pushed aside because I have been having so much fun playing in the kitchen unguided.

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I made the vegan cake recipe exactly as it was written, except in a glass dish rather than a springform pan.  It was really quick and simple to make and put together, not to mention pretty even before baking!  I baked the cake for 40 minutes (it called for 30-40) and pulled it out to let it cool.  Since I’d baked it for the max suggested time I thought it would be completely done; however, when I went to cut the cake it was still mush.  Whoops!  I stuck it back in for 15 more minutes and called it done, but it still didn’t end up as firmly cake-like as it appears in the picture.

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Even though it wasn’t as cake-like as the picture, it turned out really delicious and beautiful.  The flavor was really mildly sweet, leaving the brown sugar apples on top to really stand out.  This would be a really lovely cake to bring to a holiday get together, but is simply enough to end a quiet family dinner.  You could even serve it up to your guests as a breakfast coffee cake (I might even sneak in the kitchen for a piece this morning)!  If you have The Joy of Vegan Baking, the recipe for German Apple Cake can be found on page 67.  Enjoy!

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  1. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Gorgeous!! I haven’t made that recipe yet, but I love anything apple!

  2. Keri says:

    Thank you! My son got pretty excited about cake and apples coming together. 😛

  3. Rocco Longford says:

    It’s easy to create your own healthy and flossy homemade Denny’s flannel cakes with this easy-to-follow Denny’s hotcake recipe with healthy ingredients, such as Graham and Canola, served with a dollop of cream cheese and pure maple syrup or dearest , or create your own healthy hotcake toppings.

  4. amey says:

    i know this is an old post… but I’ve got this bad boy in the oven right now… and (like yours) it is taking much longer than the suggested 30-40 minutes to cook. Messing up my plans for a dog walk! But, I’m glad at least to hear that I’m not alone. Either way, I know it will be yummy when it’s done. Thanks for providing baking support from the past!

    • Keri says:

      Hi Amey! I’m glad it wasn’t just me also. I’m sure your dog understands the importance of cake. Or maybe not. 😉