Apple Cardamom Crumb Cake
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Easily substitute apples for pears. Delicious when still warm from the oven but just as enjoyable on day two.
: vegan, vegetarian, brunch, breakfast, snack, dessert
Serves: 10-16
  • Crumb Topping Ingredients
  • ½ cup spelt flour or whole wheat white flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (vegan butter)
  • Cake Ingredients
  • 2½ cups spelt flour or whole wheat white flour
  • ⅔ cup organic sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch orange zest
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (vegan butter optional)
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (5-6 ounces) chopped apple
  1. Prepare the crumb topping by mixing the flour, oats, sugar and oil until pea sized clumps form. Refrigerate while thou prepare the cake.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and orange zest.
  3. Whisk the coconut oil, applesauce, milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir the coconut mixture into the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in the apples.
  5. Spoon into a greased, 9-inch round baking dish. Spread with the crumb topping.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean.
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at