Simple, effortless and absolutely scrumptious …

Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi, I created a healthier version of his Spiced Apple Cake in the ‘Ottolenghi Simple’ cookbook.

If you are in the mood for some goodness, but nothing too sweet, look no further 🙂

Here goes …


1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tbsp vegan butter

3/4 cup coconut sugar

3 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup superfine brown rice flour

1 cup light buckwheat flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 pinch of salt

3/4 cup natural yogurt

Apple Topping

3-4 Granny Smith apples

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cardamom

1/2 tsp ginger

Vegan Caramel Sauce


Instructions :

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a bundt pan.
  2. Place butter and coconut sugar in the bowl of a stand up mixer ( hand mixer would also work !). Beat on medium until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and incorporate.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder and salt. Add this mixture into batter and blend along with the yogurt until fully incorporated.
  4. Chop 2 apples and add to the batter.
  5. Using a spatula, pour mixture into bundt pan.
  6. Slice the remaining apples. Place in a small bowl and cover with coconut sugar and spices.
  7. Place sliced apples on top of make batter.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut and serve with topping of choice. I like Blissful Basil vegan caramel sauce for added sweetness but you can also top with vanilla yogurt or ice cream .

Sergio loved this cake. It has a super healthy twist and the level of sweetness can be adjusted depending on whether or not you have a sweet tooth ! It also tastes great on its own, with a nice cup of coffee.

Enjoy !



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  1. What a serene moment! Warm beverage + gorgeous homemade cake + evening light + snowstorm = BLISS. I’m across the country but this gives me such a cozy, warm feeling. Where do I sign up?!!! : ) xo


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