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rustic apple cake

Rustic apple cake

Better than apple pie
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Desserts, Snacks, Sweets and savories
Cuisine American, Baby toddler food, Baking, Continental, International, Kids choice, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 12 slices


dry ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

wet ingredients

  • 1 cup traditional buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp egg replacer use two eggs or equivalent flax eggs.
  • drinking water for the egg replacer as per pack


  • 3 cups apple roughly chopped
  • apple slices for decoration


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  • Grease a large round pan and dust it with flour. Set aside
  • Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside in a bowl.
  • Prepare the egg replacer as per pack instructions
  • Whisk together the butter milk, oil, vanilla extract and egg replacer with sugar till fluffy.
  • Now add it the prepared dry mix a little at a time and fold well.
  • Add in the apple chopped and mix gently to spread evenly
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Check with a skewer for doneness
  • Remove and cool on a wire rack
  • Unmould by loosening the sides with a knife.
  • Serve with a scoop of lovely icecream.


This is a dense batter and swell by absorbing the moisture from the apples.
It also bakes slowly. If you feel the top is getting browned faster cover with an foil which has slits for steam to pass.
You can use any type of apples depending on your preference.
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