A recipe from Filipa, volunteer in Kora in Summer 2021. Participants and volunteers at Kora loved to have a cup of coffee and a slice of this cake 

  • Country of origin: Portugal
  • Type of Meal: Dessert
  • Season: Autumn, Summer
  • Diet restrictions: Vegan
  • Number of servings: 10


  • Apples chopped (save the apple peels) 450 gr
  • Flour 250 gr
  • Baking powder 2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar 100 gr
  • Non-dairy milk 120 ml
  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds 2 tablespoons
  • Vegan butter/margarine 120 gr
  • Cinnamon 1 teaspoon
  • Salt


  • Flour 75 gr
  • Cinnamon 1 teaspoon
  • Brown sugar 3 tablespoons
  • Vegan butter/margarine (cold cut into small pieces) 35 gr


  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C and prepare a tray, lightly grease the sides and bottom and sprinkle flour on.
  • Now an apple paste needs to be prepared. Peel the apples. Put the chopped apple aside. Put the apple peels in a small pan with a little bit of water and sugar, and bring it to a boil until the water absorbs the flavor of the apple. Grind the sesame seeds. Mix the sesame powder with 4tbsp of apple peel juice. The mixture is left to rest while preparing the next step.
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Then, whisk together the non-dairy milk and the lemon juice. Pour the milk mixture into the dry flour mixture. Add the apple paste we previously did along with the melted vegan butter and stir thoroughly.
  • Lastly, transfer the batter into your prepared tray. On top, spread the chopped apples (gently pressing them into the dough).


  • Mix the flour, cinnamon, sugar and cold vegan butter pieces into streusel then crumble it over your cake.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approx. 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out almost clean.

Disclaimer: the picture is for illustration purposes only, as the Kora volunteers finish it so quickly that it is impossible to take a picture

Buon appetito!

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