Stina’s Apple Cake Recipe

This Stina’s Apple Cake Recipe is a healthy vegetarian dessert using natural baking ingredients.

| March/April 1978

  • This Stina’s Apple Cake Recipe is a healthy dessert your family will love.
    This Stina’s Apple Cake Recipe is a healthy dessert your family will love.
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  • This Stina’s Apple Cake Recipe is a healthy dessert your family will love.

Stina’s Apple Cake Recipe is a delicious vegetarian dessert using all natural ingredients.

Stina’s Apple Cake Recipe

You won't believe how good this is.


2 big apples
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter (1/4 pound)
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract


1. Slice the apples and mix them with the cinnamon. Set aside.

2. Mix the flour and baking soda. Using 2 forks or a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until the butter is in small pieces and evenly mixed.

3. Make a well in the center of the flour and butter, and in the well, mix the honey, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix them into the flour and butter, stirring just enough to combine.

4. Butter a 9-inch cast-iron frying pan, or a 9-inch, round, deep cake pan. Put in some batter, then a layer of apples, then more batter. Continue layering until everything is used up. End with batter on top. (Fill the pan only two-thirds full. If you have extra batter and apples, bake them in another pan.)

5. Bake in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the center of the cake is firm.

Yield: One 9-inch round cake

From Wings of Life: Vegetarian Cookery by Julie Jordan, copyright 1976 by the author and reprinted with the permission of The Crossing Press, Trumansburg, New York 14886.

Read more about homemade vegetarian desserts: Using Natural Baking Ingredients to Create Healthy Vegetarian Desserts.


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