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Honeycrisp Apple and Spice Cake

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 6" Cake Layers


  • 1 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 C + 2 Tbsp Plant Milk I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice or White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Medium Honeycrisp Apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch cubes this will be about 3/4 cup cubed apple.


  • Prepare your cake pans with non stick spray and cut parchment circles for the bottom of the pans. This recipe will either make 14 cupcakes, 3 6" cake layers or 2 8" cake layers.
  • Preheat oven to 375* F.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, plant milk, molasses, lemon juice, canola oil and vanilla. Whisk well to combine.
  • Fit a sifter over the bowl with the wet ingredients, being careful not to let the bottom of the sifter touch the liquid.
  • Into the sifter, first measure the spices and salt, then the flour and then the baking powder and baking soda.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk to combine everything.
  • Finally, fold the apples in until they are evenly distributed.
  • Portion batter evenly among your cake pans or cupcake tins.
  • Bake in a 375* F oven for 23-26 minutes for the cupcakes or 6" layers, but a bit longer for the 8" layers.
  • Test for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake- it should come out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before decorating!
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