Vegan Applesauce Cake
A tender, fluffy, delicious and whole wheat vegan Applesauce Cake that is super easy to make and healthy enough for breakfast or dessert!
Servings: 12 slices
- 1 ½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour (or all purpose flour)
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon (or a mix of spices including cardamom, all-spice, nutmeg or cloves)
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon egg replacer (whisked with 2 tablespoon warm water)
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 cup walnuts (lightly toasted, then chopped)
Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl and whisk in the spices
In another bowl, beat together the oil and the sugar for a minute.
Add the egg replace-water mixture to the bowl.
Add the applesauce and mix well.
Now add the flour and whisk together until just mixed. Don't overmix.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured standard loaf pan.
Bake 50-55 minutes in a 350-degree preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a rack for about 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edges, unmold, and continue to cool on a rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
The cake, once baked, has a wonderfully rich brown color that sometimes makes some guests wonder whether it has chocolate in it.
Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg