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* The title of this blog refutes the dangerous idea that veganism is a weight-loss diet and that all vegans are skinny. Conversely, being a-not-so-skinny-vegan is also not the same as being overweight or unhealthy. All food intake must be part of a balanced lifestyle.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake
from The Joy of Vegan Baking: The Compassionate Cooks' Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets

3 apples, peeled and cut into slices
1/2 cup vegan butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened
2 tbsp soy milk
1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease 23cm spring form round pan.
Cook apples in a bit of water on the stove or in microwave until they are a little soft but not mushy. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together. Add applesauce and milk. Add flour and baking powder and stir until just combined.
Add batter to cake pan and arrange apple slices in a circle on top of the cake.
Mix together topping ingredients in a bowl and sprinkle over the apples covering the top of the cake. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Let it cool for 15 minutes before unfolding cake from pan so that the apples don't fall off!


  1. Omnomnomnomnom

    Can't wait to make this!! Thanks for posting the recipe dude xx

    ps: if you come across a good recipe for coffee cake, I'm requesting you post that too...pleease! :)

  2. Geoff tells me it goes well with cream. It's not very vegan but if you have some spare lying around he recommends you try it!