Viennese Apple Coffee Cake

by | Jan 2, 2018 | Desserts, Oil Free, Recipes

Don’t let the title fool you. This delicious coffee-like cake has no caffeine, but oh, it is so good!

Ingredients for Filling:

2 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
⅔ cup apple juice concentrate
½ teaspoon coriander (or cinnamon)
¼ teaspoon cardamom (optional)
1½ tablespoons Clear Jel or cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons water

Ingredients for Topping:

½ cup quick oats or white flour
½ cup whole wheat flour,
½ teaspoon salt 
½ cup Brazil nuts or unsweetened coconut
¼ cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons water or 3 tablespoons warmed honey

Ingredients for Dough:

1¾ cups whole wheat flour (or part unbleached flour)
1½ cups coconut or organic soy milk (or ¾ cup each water and coconut milk for less-rich version)
½ cup organic sugar
1½ tablespoons Ener-G Baking Powder
½ teaspoon salt


1. Bring apples, juice, and coriander,(or other seasonings of choice) to a boil and simmer two minutes. Stir in dissolved Clear Jel. Turn off heat.
2. Blend topping ingredients in food processor 1 minute. Add water or honey. Pulse to moisten crumbs.
3. Mix ingredients for dough. It should be stiff and sticky. Lightly oil a 9″ x 13″ pan. Using a rubber spatula, spread dough over the bottom of the pan.
4. Arrange apple filling over the batter. Sprinkle crumb topping over filling. Bake in preheated oven at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Source: Seven Secrets Cookbook, used with permission.