No Sugar Apple Cinnamon Teacake

No-Sugar Apple & Cinnamon Teacake

No-Sugar Apple & Cinnamon Teacake

By: Lisa Holmen

This apple and cinnamon teacake is an oldie but a goodie. It’s super easy to make and uses coconut sugar rather than refined sugar. To make this vegan, swap the egg for a flax egg, use a vegan butter and a plant-based milk.



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  • 70g unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup milk or plant-based milk
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • Extra butter & cinnamon, to top (optional)
  • Cream or ice cream, to serve (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 20cm cake pan.
  • Beat the butter, coconut sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined then continue beating on low and gradually add the flour and milk interchangeably.
  • Spoon the mixture into the pan. Arrange the apple slices on top, slightly overlapping.
  • Bake for 30 mins until cooked through. Leave to cool slightly before turning onto a wire rack.
  • Brush with extra butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if desired and serve while warm with cream or ice cream.


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Lisa Holmen

Lisa Holmen

Lisa Holmen is a food and travel writer, recipe developer and photographer. Her blog, Lisa Eats World, is one of the leading food and travel blogs in Australia, featuring healthy recipes, restaurant reviews and food-inspired travel guides. Lisa divides her time between the bustle of Melbourne and her new home on the Mornington Peninsula where she loves meeting local producers, visiting wineries, soaking up the coastal lifestyle and adopting a “slower” approach to living.
An advocate of sustainable and ethical foods, Lisa is particularly passionate about healthy, organic and wholesome foods and cooking from scratch. She believes in simplicity in the kitchen and loves trying new recipes, drawing inspiration from her travel adventures and her heritage. Although she’s not a vegetarian, Lisa has an appreciation for plant-based cooking and wholefoods and tries to cook vegetarian at home wherever possible.

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