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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!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegan Applesauce Cake
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 253kcal


  • 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