Peel, core, and cut the apples into half-moon shapes, add them into a bowl with water and add 2 tablespoons of lemon, lime, or vinegar. Reserve.
In a separate bowl, add plant-based milk, apple sauce, apple cider vinegar, neutral taste vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt
Mix to combine then add the all-purpose flour, little by little, add the baking powder and baking soda and mix to combine, mix gently, do not over-mix the batter otherwise the cake won’t rise properly.
In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and mix to combine. Reserve.
Grease an 8-inch diameter spring form, place a parchment pepper in the bottle, grease it and add all the cake batter, flatten the top, place the apples overlapping them on top of the cake forming a circle, then sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture all over the top and bake it a preheated oven at 350F for 25 - 30 minutes.
Serve it with vegan sour cream or vanilla ice cream!