½ cup Earth Balance (or butter)
¾ cup organic cane sugar
½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 tbsp ground flax (+6 tbsp water)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp kosher salt
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
2 medium apples, finely diced
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the Earth Balance and sugar together until creamy.
In a separate bowl, combine 2 tbsp ground flax with 6 tbsp water to create a “flax egg” – mixture will thicken and become egg-like in consistency.
Add applesauce, flax egg, and vanilla to mixer and beat to combine.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and kosher salt, and then slowly add flour mixture to wet mixture on low speed.
Once the mixture is combined, gently fold in diced apples. Spread batter into the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking dish.
Bake 25-28 minutes at 350 degrees, or until top is golden brown.
While cake is baking, whisk together powdered sugar and water to make the glaze.
Allow cake to cool at least 30 minutes, and then drizzle glaze over top to coat.
Slice into squares and serve!