Fill your home with the warm, delicious smell of cinnamon by making this heavenly double-layered vegan apple spice cake! It’s easy to make and combines fresh apple, cinnamon, all-spice, ginger, molasses and brown sugar with a fluffy and sweet maple buttercream frosting. You’ll feel quite proud of yourself after making this and your sweet reward is eating it!
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Apple Spice Cake
Maple Buttercream Frosting
You can also bake one at a time if you only have 1 pan.
To make the cake, first preheat oven to 350°F.
In a small mixing bowl whisk together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, all-spice, ginger and sea salt.
In a third bowl beat together coconut oil and brown sugar with a hand mixer until fluffy. Then beat in molasses, vanilla extract and the soy milk and vinegar mixture until smooth.
Add the liquid ingredients and shredded apple to the dry ingredients. Fold the batter until it’s just combined, ensuring not to over mix it.
Lightly oil 2 x 7 ¼” cake pans with a little bit of coconut oil. You can also bake one at a time if you only have 1 pan.
Divide the batter evenly between the cake pans. Spread out the batter so it’s even and to the edge of the pan.
Bake for about 20 minutes on the centre rack. The cake is done when a toothpick comes out of the centre of the cake clean.
Transfer cakes out of the pans onto wire racks and allow to cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting, beat together vegan butter, powdered sugar and maple syrup until fluffy and smooth.
Place one cake bottom side down on your serving plate and spread frosting evenly with a spatula across the entire top of the cake. Place the other cake, bottom side down, on top of the frosting. Use remaining frosting to cover the entire cake.
Using the palm of your hands gently press small handfuls of roughly chopped pecans along the entire side of the cake until well coated.