eggless apple cake

Eggless Apple Cake

By Swasthi on August 10, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Eggless Apple Cake Recipe – Soft, moist & delicious apple cake made without eggs. This apple cake is super simple to make & can be baked in a oven, cooker or even in a pot. It has a delicate aroma of apple & cinnamon with a light texture.

eggless apple cake

I have used organic all purpose flour but it can be baked with half wheat flour and half all purpose flour. If you like the intense nutty flavor of whole wheat in cakes then you can make it using only whole wheat flour.

Whole wheat flour usually makes the eggless cakes dense so I have not used it here.

If you do not have a oven, then you can bake this following this post on Cooker cake recipe. If you are a beginner do watch the video.

I have made this eggless apple cake with butter as it enhances the flavor of cake. However the recipe works with oil as well.

More Cake Recipes,
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Chocolate banana cake
Eggless vanilla cake
Eggless fruit cake

Preparation for Eggless Apple Cake

1. Wash the apples. I used 2 medium sized apples. Do not use very sour apples as it makes the cake sour.

Wash the apples

2. Peel and cube them. Add them to a blender.


3. Make a smooth puree.

Make a smooth puree

4. Pour milk to a mixing bowl. Do not use chilled milk. Add sugar.

Add sugar

5. Measure and use only half cup of the apple puree. I was left with just another 2 to 3 tbsp of the puree which I stirred in my black tea and strained.

add apple puree

6. Melt butter and use only 1/3 cup.

Melt butter

7. Pour ¾ tbsp vinegar or lemon juice to activate the soda. I used apple cider vinegar. I am not sure if you can skip this. I also added 1 tsp vanilla extract which you can skip as the cinnamon powder we are using is good enough to flavor the cake.

Pour vinegar

8. Give all these a good mix. It is just fine even if the sugar doesn’t dissolve.


How to Make Eggless Apple Cake

9. Place a sieve over the mixing bowl. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt if desired. Please be sure that you measure baking powder & soda correctly without interchanging one for the other.

Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt if desired

10. Give a good stir.


11. Sieve and begin to incorporate the dry ingredients with the wet.

Sieve and begin to incorporate the dry ingredients with the wet

12. Do not over mix. Just mix until both are well combined.

Do not over mix

13. Pour to the cake pan. Tap the pan to the counter 2 to 3 times.

Tap the pan to the counter

14. Bake at 170 C for 26 to 30 mins. A cake tester inserted comes out clean or with slight crumbs. Leave the cake pan on the wired rack for 5 to 7 mins.

A cake tester inserted comes out clean or with slight crumbs

15. Then invert it and cool completely.

cool completely

Slice eggless apple cake only after it has cooled completely. I sprinkled some powdered sugar.

eggless apple cake recipe

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eggless apple cake

Eggless Apple Cake

Eggless Apple Cake that's moist, soft & delicious. This is a easy apple cake that can be made even by beginners.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings6 inch cake

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or wheat flour)
  • 2 medium apples – ½ cup apple puree
  • ½ cup sugar organic
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • tsp cinnamon powder
  • cup butter melted
  • ½ cup milk or water (do not use cold milk, 1 to 2 tbsps more for wheat flour)
  • ¾ tbsp vinegar



  • Grease a 6 by 2 inch pan and line with a parchment paper. Preheat the oven at 170 C for at least 15 mins.
  • Bring all ingredients to room temperature. Wash and peel the apples. Chop and puree them in a mixer. For this apple cake we need only ½ cup puree.
  • Mix together milk, vinegar, melted butter, sugar and  ½ cup apple puree in a large mixing bowl. Rest for 5 mins and whisk well until it turns uniform. It’s just fine if the sugar does not dissolve completely.
  • Place a sieve over the mixing bowl and add flour, baking soda, baking powder, & cinnamon. Gently mix them with a fork and sieve to the bowl.
  • Mix the wet & dry ingredients using a spatula just until combined. Do not over mix.

Baking eggless apple cake

  • Pour the batter to the cake pan. Tap it on the counter a few times. 
  • Bake it for 25 to 30 mins. Mine takes about 26 to 29 mins. This may vary depending on the oven.
  • A tester inserted comes out clean it with slight crumbs. Cool the pan on a wire rack for 5 mins.
  • Gently invert it on a wire rack. The cake is delicate so handle with care.
  • Allow apple cake to cool completely and slice. You can dust some powdered sugar or drizzle some melted chocolate.


I used a 6 inch pan with 2 inches depth. The batter may overflow if you use a 6 inch pan with 1½ inch depth. In that case use up the excess batter to make 2 cup cakes.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.


NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Eggless Apple Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 153mg7%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
It came out really tasty, I used self raising flour though and did not add baking soda and baking powder. Rest of the process and ingredients same. Thank you ?

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Amazing recipe. The cake was so fluffy like sponge. I baked it on tava with medium flame for 40 minutes. Just increase the sweetness a little., maybe add 1 -2 tbsp extra. But the flavour…… hats off

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If I use Self raising flour, how much of baking soda, baking powder and vinegar I should use?

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Came out well ?

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This was delicious! but it didn’t rise more than 2”. Any tips? I appreciated that it wasn’t too sweet and the flavor was subtle. I added lemon zest on top and thinking of adding cardamom next time. Thank you!

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Thank you! I used acv.

Does it work with almond flour? Or coconut flour?

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My son is allergic to eggs and LOVES THIS APPLE CAKE!!! I added 1/2 cup of blueberries when pureeing the apples and it tastes delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

What is the substitute of baking powder?

Can I use Normal sugar ? Is the same quantity?
Thank you

5 stars
Hello Swasthi, the cake turned out very soft, moist and delicious. I substituted oil for butter. Thank you for such an easy and tasty recipe.

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Hi Swasti
I really love your recipes and have successfully tried many. You have several recipes for eggless cakes which use vinegar/lime/curds. I don’t keep any of these ingredients in my house as they don’t agree with me. Could you pls suggest if I could use eggs instead & how many and if any other proportions would change.
Once again thank u for ur lovely delicious recipes which never fail.

You mention if you have excess mixture to make 2 cup cakes. Do these cook for the same time as I was thinking of just making cup cakes.

5 stars
Made this yesterday for my family it’s absolutely delicious. The cake is moist and fluffy. Would recommend to try this recipe

Hi Swasthi… thaaaank youuuu
The recipe worked beautifully for me. I took a little extra apple puree…this extra I kept a little chunky…and it settled as a layer at the bottom.
My oven baked it well at 150 degrees for 45 mins….otherwise my Morphy Richards otg burns cakes on the top and leaves them raw inside.
My cake experience can be viewed on my insta @shubhra_misra
I have tagged you .
Simple easy successful recipe…thanks again.

Hi Swasthi

I am regular visitor of your receipes and have been doing amazing with cooking…Thx to your well described blogs.

I need to double the size of cake, can you confirm, if I can double the ingredients ?

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Thanks for your prompt response

4 stars
Made this recipe for my family and it was absolutely delicious! It was very soft and fluffy, would definitely recommend this.

Also, I added chopped apples to the cake batter for an added apple flavour. 🙂

Thanks for this!

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Just tried your apple cake recipe. Added brown sugar instead of white sugar and used eggs, very amazing sponge like texture cake, flawless recipe. Was a instant hit with kids. Appreciate all your efforts.

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Hi Swasthi

Another awesome cake recipe. Have tried your chocolate, banana and this cake recipes. Your step by step instructions make it super easy for me to make the cake. Just one question. Can we make pineapple cake using this recipe? I mean by adding pineapple puree instead of apple?

Or maybe I can follow the banana cake recipe for pineapple cake?

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Hi Swasthi, I just made this cake and it tasted delicious. For health reasons I used half atta half maida, replaced half of the oil with yogurt, reduced sugar significantly to only 30ml. However it took 45mins to cook ,,using 6″x2″ tin. Thanks for yr wonderful recipe

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I tried this today since my baby has been asking for Apple Cake. And it turned out fabulous! Thank you Swasthi for such a lovely recipe thats super easy to make and so yummy.

How does one bake in the microwave or in cooker? Please explain in detail. Thanks