Eggless Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

The only thing I ever want for my birthday is a good chocolate cake. However, for my birthday this year, I wanted to make five different flavoured cakes. During my recent travel to Mussoorie, I tried apple cinnamon pancake I have been in love with this combination ever since.

I wanted to try out a cake with the same combination for my birthday week. I was slightly sceptical as to how this would turn out, but like every experimental dish that I make this one is also tried, tested and approved by my mother – who is my biggest support and critic in all my baking and cooking.

Before I get into any more storytelling I want to share the recipe with you all and I hope you try it as this one works, and your guests will be asking for seconds – for sure!

Prep Time: 15 mins.                             Bake Time: 30-45 mins.                  Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup APF or Maida
  • 1 & ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 & 1/3 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large apple peeled & diced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 apple thinly sliced
  • Chopped walnuts
My beautiful apple cinnamon cake is ready to be baked!

Method:

  1. In a bowl, add the dry ingredients – whole wheat flour, Maida, baking powder, soda, sugar, salt, cinnamon powder and mix
  2. In another bowl add the wet ingredients – milk, oil, vanilla extract and mix well
  3. Add the wet mix to the dry ingredients bowl slowly and mix using the fold technique. Do not over mix
  4. Next add the chopped apple pieces to the batter and mix
  5. Grease a 6 or 8 inch pan well with butter/oil, line with baking paper and pour the prepared cake batter in it, tap it slightly so the batter is even
  6. Sprinkle the brown sugar on the batter in the pan, decorate with thinly sliced apples and the chopped walnuts

Baking instructions:

On the stove in a make-do oven:

  • Preheat the make do oven and place it in low flame for 30-35 mins. Put in a toothpick or knife to see if it’s baked. Once it starts turning into a beautiful golden brown colour, keep an eye out as there is a chance for the sides to be overbaked and not so much in the middle.

In an oven:

  • Preheat the oven and bake it at 180 degrees for 30-45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Serving suggestion:

Allow the delicious apple cinnamon cake to cool down and then enjoy. You can also add top it off with some glaze (½ cup powdered sugar, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon milk) if you find it less sweet. They are perfect for birthdays, evening snacks and pair perfectly well with your afternoon tea/coffee.

If you try this recipe, share your stories and pictures with me on Instagram at @foodiesofindia

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