Easy Apple Cake (With Whole Wheat Flour)

Ramgarh belt of Kumaon is famous for apples specially the Golden Green Apples. This variety is crunchy, sweet, juicy and flavourful. Last time when we went to the hills, we saw the apples growing in the trees. They were not ripe that time. These days, the fruit mart is full of apples – both local and from Himanchal. We bought some Golden Green apples.

I baked a cake using the apples.

Easy Apple Cake (with whole wheat flour)
Recipe adapted from www.bettycrocker.com

I made some changes in the recipe.
I used whole wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour.
I used ¾ cup mineral sugar instead of I cup white sugar.
I used table spread instead of butter.
Please feel free to use the ingredients mentioned in the original recipe for a lighter buttery crumb.

This is how I made Whole Wheat Apple Cake
1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup to 1 cup mineral sugar (powdered)
1 ½ cup peeled and shredded apple (about 2 medium apples)
2 eggs
1 stick (½ cup) table spread
¼ cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line one 8 inch round cake pan.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add vanilla essence and shredded apples.
Add flour mix. Stir till well combined.  Fold in walnuts.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven after 10 minutes. Remove from the pan after 5 minutes. Cool in the rack.

Serve with ice cream or with a dollop of cream or enjoy plain.
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  1. Just a little question Namita, what is mineral sugar? I have a collection of unusual sugars that I picked up from the Asian supermarket in town, one of them is called "red sugar" and on the packet it mentions that it is rich in minerals. I am wondering if it is the same thing? I love the simple look of this cake. Simple is often deceiving, and I can see this cake dressed up with a nice creamy custard for dessert, with a drizzle of glaze on a cake stall and with a big mug of tea (my favourite way to eat cake) after a hard morning spent in the garden where I need to get a bit of energy back. Using whole wheat and apples gives this cake a lot of nutritional value. I live in apple country here in Northern Tasmania (as well as vineyard central) and love the range of apples that we can get here, many I had never heard of, or tried, prior to moving to Tasmania. Thank you for this delicious simple cake recipe Namita. Sometimes its very soul satisfying to quickly mix up a cake to bake ready for when you need to hit downtime running and this cake promises a whole lot and looks like it lives up to all of those promises :)

    1. Hello Fran, we get mineral sugar in the stores. It is light brown in colour. It is raw sugar, which looks brown, undergoes less processing than white sugar. It does give a good feeling to use it. I have posted a picture of the packet in one of my posts. here is the link- http://ambrosiasoulfulcooking.blogspot.in/2014/06/vegan-chocolate-ice-cream-low-fat-and.html

  2. Apple cake is a favourite of mine, and so easy to adapt without eggs too! You have inspired me to get baking!

  3. I love apples in bakes, this looks delicious!

  4. Hey! One small query.. The ingredients say baking soda but the method says baking powder.. Which one to use?

    1. Hi Priyanshi, it was a blunder on my part. The recipe has baking soda. I have corrected the same. Thanks for bringing it to my notice. Hope you bake it soon and enjoy it. LOL!

  5. Hi Namita, made this today morning, had some extra apples so turned to your recipe and made a lovely cake! It came out well, thank you.