Vegan Apple Walnut Crumble Cake

Vegan Apple Walnut Crumble Cake

Ever since I started this blog many years ago I have been insecure over my baking skills. I am much better at raw desserts. And every time I attempt to put up a baking recipe I feel the need to tell everyone that I am not very good at baking. This particular cake, however, made me look like a baking pro. It is the most perfect cake I have ever baked and it could have easily held its own in a bakery somewhere. However, I can’t give myself all the credit because the recipe was adapted from the talented Anthea from Anthea is much more of a baking pro. All I did in this recipe was to add a few of my own little swaps based on what I had on hand and ingredients that are a little lower in GI and higher in fibre. I am going to add the link to the original recipe here: so you can get a little more info about the recipe. My only tip is to make sure that the sides of the cake tin are well greased. I used a springform cake tin and part of the crumble topping got stuck to the side of the tin and broke off while I was trying to remove the cake. In the end, I made it settle back down but it was a little scary when I was trying to take the cake out.

The cake had the perfect texture: beautifully moist on the inside and with the perfect crunch on top. It’s a cake I will be making when I want to impress. I was really happy to share this one with some friends because it was too good to keep just for us. The recipe has a beautiful autumn vibe and is really warm and comforting. Its something I would tend towards in my luteal or menstrual phase. Its also a cake I would probably make at Christmas, it looks really festive and has the flavour to match. My recipe is low gluten but if you would like completely gluten-free, please check Anthea’s original recipe in the link above for some gluten-free options.




Vegan Apple Walnut Crumble Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
  • 1½ cups almond meal
  • 1 cup wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 cup of coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ cups walnuts
  • ⅓ cup wholemeal spelt flour
  • 3 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 sliced apple
  1. in a bowl, combine the almond meal, spelt flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. mix to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the grated apple, almond milk, oil, and vinegar,
  3. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and mix to combine.
  4. Pour the cake batter into a greased 20 cm cake tin
  5. For the topping, mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Slice the apple and arrange on the cake as desired. Place the crumble in clumps in between and around the apple slices.
  6. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes at 180 C or until a toothpick comes out clean
  7. Allow to cool before slicing.



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