Easy Spiced Vegan Apple Cake with Caramel

January 16, 2021

Vegan apple cake is one of my favorite cakes to make. This yummy vegan apple loaf is the perfect mixture of warm cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. I topped this yummy vegan cake with sweet caramel and pecans. This cake is holding a secret….it’s made with Bob’s Red Mill Organic Spelt Flour!

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Spelt Flour

Spelt flour is ancient actually dinkel wheat or hulled wheat that has been used since about 500B.C. It has more protein and fewer calories than traditional all-purpose flour. This special flour is also a full spectrum of nutrients, including vitamin B2, manganese, niacin, copper, phosphorus, protein, and fiber.

Since spelt flour has a tougher outer husk than wheat, the nutrients and flavor is protected during the milling process. However, this does not mean that spelt flour is tough on the body. It is the exact opposite. The flour is water soluble and easier to digest than white flour.

How to Bake with Spelt Flour

Spelt can easily be used to replace all-purpose or white flour. Since it does contain gluten, cakes, and other baked goods will maintain their structure. (This is not a gluten-free vegan apple cake).

Spelt flour is water-soluble so you will not need as much liquid when baking with it. Try using 25% less liquid at first, then increase or decrease the liquid in the recipe from there.

For this vegan apple cake, I used a loaf pan, but it can easily become a vegan apple bundt cake. Loaf pans and bundt cake pans are perfect for spelt because it will help it the baked good maintain its structure and texture when baking.

Where to Buy Spelt Flour

I always purchase Organic Spelt from Bob’s Red Mill. Their spelt flour 100% stone ground from delicious, easily digestible grains that are a primitive relative of modern-day wheat. Click here to find your nearest store with Bob’s Red Mill products.

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How to Make Vegan Apple Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare your pan.
  2. Mix wet ingredients with sugar (coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, almond milk, unsweetened applesauce, sugar, and vanilla).
  3. Combine remaining dry ingredients: (spelt flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients.
  5. Place in prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes.
  6. After it has cooled, remove it from the pan and cover it with vegan caramel sauce.

Tips for Making Vegan Apple Cake

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Easy Vegan Spiced Apple Cake

Yummy apple caked flavored with connamon, cloves and nutmeg then covered in sweet caramel.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, apple cake, cake, vegan, vegan apple cake, vegan dessert
Servings: 11 loaf or bundt cake
Author: johnniemay


  • 1 1/2 cups raw sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Bob's Red Mill Organic Spelt Flour
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced into tiny squares optional
  • chopped pecans for topping optional
  • vegan caramel link to homemade recipe above


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare the loaf or Bundt pan
  • Combine raw sugar and melted coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, unsweetened applesauce, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • Combine spelt flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Combine both mixtures. Don't over mix.
  • If you're adding diced apples, fold them into the mixture now.
  • Pour batter into pan and put into the oven. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until you can insert and remove a toothpick cleanly.
  • Once fully cooked, removed from pan, and cooled, topped with caramel and pecans,

7 responses to “Easy Spiced Vegan Apple Cake with Caramel”

  1. Ariel Simmons says:

    You always have the best recipes! I’m looking forward to making one of your delicious treats! ❤️

  2. Candice says:

    This looks yummy! I’m not big on sweets but I would definitely enjoy this!

  3. Martinelynn says:

    Looks so good!! Definitely need to try this!

  4. Belinda says:

    Still can’t believe this recipe is vegan. Adding this recipe to my Arsenal. Looks soo yummy! Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Shan says:

    This looks so good and easy to make!

  6. Nina says:

    This looks so delicious and I’m loving the ingredients!!

  7. Precious says:

    Looks so delicious!! I love all your recipes! You’re keeping me in the kitchen? keep them coming! ❣️

Johnnie May McDonald

Hey, Y'all!

I'm Jae & welcome to my food blog! I'm a wife & mom of three from South Louisiana. Here you'll find yummy comfort foods with a healthy twist.

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