Vegan Apple Date Cake

Vegan Apple Date Cake

June 25, 2020 by By The Forkful

Yield: 8 portions

PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOK TIME: 30 minutes ADDITIONAL TIME: 5 minutes TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes


  • 200g plain white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 90g coconut oil (melted)
  • 400g tinned apple fruit filling
  • 12 dates
  • 2 1/2 tbsp soy yoghurt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • (optional) chopped walnuts


  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


To make this cake, you’ll need to start by soaking pitted dates to soften them up. The best way to do this is to place them in a small bowl, and pour over enough just-boiled water to cover the dates.

Leave these to soak for about 10 minutes while you assemble the other ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and coconut sugar.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and line a cake tine with baking paper.
  2. Place your dates (pitted) in a bowl and pour enough just-boiled water over them to cover. Leave to sit for 10 minutes until soft.
  3. In the meantime, combine your flour, baking powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil and apple filling.
  5. Place the dates and about 1 tbsp of the water in a blender and blend until smooth (some chunks are fine), and add the mix to the oil and apple.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix. Fold in the soy yoghurt until the mixture is fully combined.
  7. Pour the batter (it should be fairly thick) into the cake tin and bake for 30 – 35 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
  8. Prick the cake several times with a skewer so the glaze can really sink into the cake when you pour it over.
  9. To make the glaze, simply place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
  10. Pour the glaze over the cake, and let it cool for 20 minutes at least before turning out and serving.


This cake keeps in an airtight container for 4 – 5 days! The glaze isn’t essential but it does really elevate the cake.

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