- 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds + 9 tbsp water
- 200 gr / 7 oz brown rice flour
- 80 gr / 2.8 oz potato starch
- 150 gr / 5.2 oz brown sugar
- 2 tsp cream of tartar + 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- pinch of salt
- 100 gr / 3.5 softened raisins
- 270 gr / 9.5 non-dairy milk
- 30 gr / 1 oz vegan butter
- 3 tbsp rhum or other liqueur
- 3 apples (2 for the batter + 1 for the decoration)
Ready in: 1 hour
Some mornings, especially when it’s cold and rainy outside, you wake up and you know you are going to need a comforting breakfast to start the day on the right foot and face all the work and errands and chores ahead.
Those, for me, are the mornings when the good old veg milk & granola just won’t do and a piece of cake with a cup of tea/coffee are much needed. And deserved.
A while back I made this quick and easy apple cinnamon cake and it came out SO tasty and moist and soft.
At first I was unsure whether to share the recipe or not, because it really is a very simple cake, but then I realized that it is exactly what we need sometimes: easy, comforting things, when life out there already is too complicated on its own. I know you know what I mean 😉
So, here’s how you bake it:
- as per usual, the egg-replacer first: mix the flaxseeds and the water and refrigerate for a few minutes
- then cut 2 apples into small pieces, add 3 tbsp of rhum or any other liqueur for desserts of your liking, mix well and set aside
- pre-heat your oven at 180° C / 350° F
- now mix the dry ingredients: flours, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar+baking soda, pinch of salt, cinnamon, then add the milk, the vegan butter, the raisins (previously softened in warm water), the flaxseeds and the apple pieces
- grease (or cover with parchment paper) a loaf baking pan and pour the batter in it
- peel a third apple, cut it into four and make some not too deep cuts into each part, then put the four slices on top of the batter and sprinkle some brown sugar and cinnamon on them
- bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on your oven
And that’s it, like I said, super easy, yet scrumptious and comforting, perfect for an afternoon break too, while chit chatting with a friend over a steaming cup of tea!
Let me know if you try it!