Project Description

It’s almost Fall and everyone is jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon.  But, let’s not forget the first Fall favorite, the apple.  This combination of sweet apples and warm, spiced pumpkins is an absolute favorite with a glass a chai tea.  Mmmmmm.  Makes me wish I were sitting in New England again as the cool weather sets in.  

Pumpkin Apple Cake
Serves 12
This vegan, gluten-free Fall favorite is a delicious blend of sweet apples and spicy pumpkin cake topped with vegan caramel sauce. This cake uses a combination of gluten-free oat flour and almond meal to make it slightly healthier than traditional cakes. If you don't have either handy, just use 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour.
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Pumpkin Cake
  1. 2 Vegan Eggs (or 2 large eggs)
  2. 1 1/2 cups Gluten-free oat flour (see notes for substitutes)
  3. 1 cup almond meal (se notes for substitutes)
  4. 1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)
  5. 1 1/4 cup vegan granulated sugar (reg. sugar is fine for substitution)
  6. 1/2 cup Vegan Butter Stick (We use Earth balance)
  7. 1/2 cup almond milk
  8. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  9. 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or use 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, and 1/8 tsp each ground allspice and ground nutmeg)
  10. 1 tsp salt
Apple topping
  1. 1 Tbsp vegan butter alternative
  2. 2 cups diced, peeled, and cored Granny Smith apples (approx 2 large)
  3. 1 Tbsp vegan sugar
  4. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of extra large round pan or 13x9 rectangular pan
Prepare Cake
  1. Prepare vegan eggs using Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer via directions. Set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix with electric mixer on low for approximately 30 seconds. Scrapes sides of bowl and mix on high for 3 minutes while scraping the bowl to ensure there are no pockets of dry ingredients.
  3. Pour into pan and bake 45-50 minutes. Check done-ness by pressing down lightly with hand. If springy, insert toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done.
Prepare Apple Topping
  1. Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. Add apples and stir to coat. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and stir again. Reduce heat to low until apples reduce and become soft. Let cool.
  2. Cool cake on a wire rack. Top with apple topping and drizzle Vegan Caramel Sauce over top (optional). Dust lightly with powdered sugar (optional)
Notes
  1. This cake uses a combination of gluten-free oat flour and almond meal to make it slightly healthier than traditional cakes. If you don't have either handy, just use 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour. See below for link to Vegan Caramel Sauce
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