Apple Crumb Cake

This apple crumb cake is a delightful vegan dessert that celebrates the flavors of apple season. It is made with whole grain goodness, making it a healthier option for breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert. This cake is incredibly easy to prepare, requiring just one bowl to mix all the ingredients together.

To take this cake to the next level, a buttery crumb topping can be added. Although optional, I highly recommended it, as it adds a delicious buttery, crunchy texture and enhances the overall taste.

Of course, the star of the cake is the juicy and fragrant apples, which provide a delightful sweetness. But, if you’re not a fan of apples, you can easily switch them out with pears for a different twist.

The apple crumb cake is a versatile treat that can be enjoyed with a cup of your favorite hot beverage, such as coffee or tea. Whether you’re looking for a comforting breakfast option, a satisfying afternoon snack, or a tasty dessert, this apple crumb cake is sure to hit the spot.


Apple Crumb Cake

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: apple, cake, crumb, fall
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 298kcal
Author: The Vegan Feast
This one bowl cake is easy to make and a delicious way to celebrate apple season!
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For the cake:

  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup plant based milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, or vinegar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 medium apple, approximately 1 cup cut into 1/4 inch cubes

For the crumb topping:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 2 oz vegan butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • powdered sugar, optional


To make the cake:

  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F.
  • Line a 6 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl add the flax and mix with the water.
  • Add in the brown sugar, plant based milk and lemon juice and mix.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla and spices, and mix just until the flour is incorporated.
  • Fold in the cubed apple pieces.
  • Transfer cake batter to prepared baking pan and spread evenly with rubber spatula or offset spatula.

To make the crumb topping:

  • Mix both sugars, cinnamon, salt and flour in medium bowl and whisk to blend.
  • Add warm melted butter and toss with a fork until moist clumps form.
  • Drop clusters of the crumb topping over the cake.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and topping is deep golden brown.
  • Let the cake rest in the pan for 15 minutes.
  • If you want you can dust the top of the cake with some powdered sugar before serving.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

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