Moist Vegan Apple Sour Cream Cake Recipe Tastes Like An Apple Churro by WayFare Foods

Moist Vegan Apple Sour Cream Cake Recipe Tastes Like An Apple Churro

This soft and tender cake recipe is loaded with apples and cinnamon in every bite. We use our dairy-free sour cream and vegan butter to lend a soft and subtle tang to this delicious apple cake recipe. This moist apple cake recipe puts a spin on the familiar taste of yummy churros in a cake!

Once you make this apple sour cream cake, everyone will be begging for this recipe! It’s one you’ll surely make for years to come. The best part? It’s completely plant-based! Serve this apple cake warm or cold. Top with your favorite dairy-free whipped cream or ice cream.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes to 1 hour
Servings: Makes 1 cake



  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons vegan butter (WayFare Salted Whipped Butter), divided
  • 2 cups peeled and sliced apples (McIntosh are best)
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg replacer
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup vegan sour cream (WayFare Sour Cream)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour or your favorite gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Caramel Glaze (Optional) 

  • 3/4 cups vegan whipped butter (WayFare Salted Whipped Butter)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of whipped butter in a heavy skillet . Add the sliced apples and cook on low heat about 6 minutes, until tender, stirring gently. Stir in cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside to cool.
  2. Prepare flax egg, or your choice of egg replacer, and set aside.
  3. Put the dairy-free sour cream and baking soda into a small bowl. Stir and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. 
  4. In a separate bowl, cream remaining butter, sugar and egg substitute together. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together. Add the sour cream mixture and stir.
  5. Spoon half of the cake batter into a well-greased tube pan. Gently spread the apple mixture on top, then spoon the remaining batter over the apples.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Let the cake cool a few minutes before removing from pan. Drizzle on glaze (optional).
  7. To make the caramel glaze, melt the butter over low heat in a saucepot. Stir in the brown sugar and dairy-free milk. Bring to a boil over low heat, then reduce to a simmer, stirring constantly. Let the mixture boil for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Stir. 

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Brown Sugar $2 & Up
Cinnamon $3 & Up
Vanilla $4 & Up

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I loooooove caramel cakes so much. This recipe is amazing!
Elisa Schmitz
A healthier dessert option? Count us in. How delicious! #yum

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