Vegan Apple Tea Cake

Vegan Apple Tea Cake


Vegan Apple Tea Cake

A super easy and super moist apple and cinnamon vegan tea cake.  Perfect to bake in apple season, for school lunch boxes or served warm as a dessert with vegan vanilla ice cream.

  • Author: Nicole O’Neill
  • Prep Time: 20mins
  • Cook Time: 50mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes



Cake Mixture 

  • 1 ½ cups raw sugar 
  • 2 ½ cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 2 tsps. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  •  4 tsps. organic vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rice bran oil
  • 400 mls coconut cream
  • 3 red OR green apples

Cake Topping mixture

  • 2 tbsps. almond meal
  • 2 tbsps. rolled oats
  • 2 tbsps. brown sugar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a baking tray 30 cm (L) X 23 cm (W) with grease proof paper.
  3. Place raw sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and coconut in a large bowl.  Mix well and set aside.
  4. Place vanilla, oil and coconut cream in a large bowl.  Mix well and set aside.
  5. Place almond meal, brown sugar and rolled oats in a small bowl.  Mix well and set aside (this is the cake topping mixture).
  6. Combine the large dry bowl ingredients with the large wet bowl ingredients.  Mix well.
  7. Pour cake mixture into lined baking tray.  Spread cake mixture evenly.
  8. Wash apples, leave skin on, core apples and cut in half.  Slice apples thinly.
  9. Slightly overlap apples over the top of the cake mixture until top of cake is completely covered.
  10. Sprinkle top of apples with rolled oats, almond meal and brown sugar (cake topping mixture).  Gently spray with rice bran oil.
  11. Place in oven and bake for 50 minutes until golden brown or a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.


“Cooking is Love”


  • Serving Size: 20

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3 Responses

  1. This recipe was so easy to make! I hate baking but I really loved making these so much that they are now a weekly bake on a Sunday for the school lunchboxes.

  2. I love that I don’t lose all the taste, flavour and texture of my favourite cake in this vegan recipe.

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