Apple Friendship Cake
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To prepare as a vegan cake (my preference), substitute 3 tablespoons ground flax seed mixed with 9 tablespoons of water in place of eggs.
: dessert, healthy, vegan
Cuisine: dessert, healthy, vegan
Serves: 12
  • Cake Ingredients
  • 1½ cups organic or granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup raw and organic coconut or canola oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 3 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups peeled, cored and diced apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Brown Butter Whiskey Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup whiskey or cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Cake Preparation
  2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Generously grease and flour-dust a 8-9” tube or bundt pan.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk the sugar and eggs until creamy. Add the applesauce, oil and extracts whisking until smooth; set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt and baking soda.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined; then add the apples and walnuts. Mix with only a few strokes until combined.
  6. Scoop the thick batter into the baking pan and spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 1 hour (or 1 hour, 8 minutes), or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes. Un-mold the cake and spread with the warm sauce.
  9. Sauce Preparation
  10. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt the butter until it bubbles; then reduce heat to medium-low and cook until it just turns golden (about 2-3 minutes).
  11. Add the brown sugar, whiskey, salt and vanilla; stir and boil for 4 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat.
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at