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Best Vegan Coffee Cake Recipes Ever!

Vegan Coffee Cake Recipes

Vegan coffee cake recipes: If you are having a classy, casual event, chances are you have a few snacks in mind. Light drinks, mimosas, ladyfingers, and coffee cake are all popular choices. While the drinks are easy enough to make vegan, the cakes can be a bit tougher, especially if you want that good, spiced coffee cake flavor and delightful, crumbed texture. Fortunately, with a few ingredient swaps, you can certainly pull off a coffee cake that is better than the non-vegan classic version! Let’s take a look at some of the best vegan coffee cake recipes that will have you absolutely addicted!

Vegan Coffee Cake Recipes

1. Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Recipes

The most classic, widely made form of coffee cake, cinnamon streusel cake is a rich, buttery treat that has a crumb topping and big, cinnamon flavor. If you want something to go as a nice snack for a meeting or other formally casual event, this cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe will do the trick perfectly! Plus, it is super easy despite having quite the complex flavor profile due to the layered process that uses a dense, rich cake, crisp streusel topping, and light, creamy drizzle to really amp up the wow factor of this stunning dessert!

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk alternative
  • 1 ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup vegan sour cream alternative
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

How To Make

  • Create vegan buttermilk by mixing the milk alternative and apple cider vinegar together and letting it sit to curdle.
  • Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt) together in a bowl. Once mixed, add in the buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla, and oil. Mix well until all combined.
  • Pour half of the batter into the pan and add half of the topping mix (see recipe below) then top with the rest of the batter and repeat with the rest of the topping, creating a layered cake
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Top with drizzle
  • Serve

Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, block style and cold

How To

  • Mix everything together in a bowl until a crumb texture forms.
  • Layer half of the topping mixture between the two batter layers and sprinkle the remaining half on top of the cake.

Drizzle Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk alternative

How To

  • Mix well in a bowl until smooth, glaze-like texture forms. Drizzle evenly over the cake.

2. Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipes

If you want to take a bit of a moister, fruity approach, this apple cinnamon coffee cake will hit the spot! Perfect for breakfast or just a snack to accompany your cup of coffee, this take on the classic coffee cake is delicious and super satisfying as a sweet treat for all occasions!

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened plain applesauce
  • 1 cup milk alternative (almond works well, make sure it is unsweetened)
  • 1 finely diced apple

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

How To

  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg together.
  • Add in the brown sugar, vanilla, apple sauce, and milk alternative. Mix well until a batter forms.
  • Stir in the diced apple until well incorporated.
  • Pour into a lightly greased baking sheet
  • Top with the apple slices
  • Mix together cinnamon and sugar
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean or with no batter and just liquid from the apples present.

Waking Up Right

Whether you prefer coffee cake as a snack or with your morning cup of coffee, this sweet treat is a great way to add some warmth and comfort to your day. Try adding other toppings, vegan diet like blueberry crumble or rich whipped cream for an even more decadent treat! The possibilities are endless!

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Written by Mel Ebenstein

I am a marketer and entrepreneur. I have avoided meat for decades, but became vegan, in 2014, on the advice of my cardiologist. The purpose of this site is not to convince everyone to become strictly vegan, but to encourage people that they are best advised to eat as much plant based food as possible and to provide information, including recipes and other articles, for both vegans and non-vegans alike.

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