Amazing Vegan Coffee Cake

Easy Vegan Coffee Cake Recipe. Simple soft Vanilla Cake topped with a delicious Streusel. Classic Cinnamon Streusel Coffee cake. Vegan soyfree nutfree Recipe. Glutenfree option. Makes One 8 by 8 inch pan or use 9 by 9 inch brownie pan

This Coffee Cake is just the right decadent, and just enough sweet to stand as a bakery version without going overly sweet. It is amazing as is. Add a simple icing for events and such. Lets make this Easy, Delicious, Versatile Cake.



  • 1 cup (244 ml) non dairy milk such as almond or soy
  • 1 tbsp applesauce or non dairy yogurt or more non dairy milk (applesauce or yogurt work best)
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/3 cup (66.67 g) sugar 1 tbsp more for sweeter
  • 1/4 cup (56 ml) neutral oil , or use 3 tbsp applesauce to make oil-free
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a few drops of almond extract (optional but wonderful)


  • 1.5 to 1.75 cups (187.5 g) of flour (I use 1 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose and 1/2 cup wheat flour, or all unbleached all purpose), see GF option in notes
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) salt


  • 1/2 cup (62.5 g) flour
  • 1/3 cup (73.33 g) brown sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter or use oil
  • 1.5 to 2 tbsp oil , refined coconut or other neutral like safflower


  1. Line a pan with parchment with parchment hanging on the edges. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (176 C). In a bowl, mix in the wet ingredients until the sugar is fully combined.
  2. In another bowl, whisk 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. (Add spices of choice if you like. Add berries, or pineapple, or candied ginger if you like. Add 2 tbsp almond flour to the dry for additional texture (optional)).
  3. Fold into the wet until just about combined. Add more flour if needed 1 tbsp at a time to make just slightly thick batter. Pour into a parchment lined pan.
  4. In a bowl, add the dry streusel ingredient and mix well. Add the vegan butter and oil and mix it in with your fingers until well distributed and crumbly. Spread over the cake batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 45 mins (depends on the pan, cake height etc). Cool for 10 mins, then remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing. Store on the counter for upto 2 days, refrigerated for upto 7 days, freeze (slices) for upto a month
  6. To make cupcakes/muffins: Bake for 22 to 24 mins for regular size muffins.


  • Gluten-free: Mix 3/4 cup white rice flour, 1 1/4 cup almond flour, 1/3 cup potato starch, 1 tbsp chia seeds/flax seed meal. Use 1 3/4 cup of the flour mix and add more as needed. For streusel use a mix of rice flour and almond flour.
  • Oil-free: Use apple sauce for the batter.
  • Use 1/4 cup nut butter for the streusel, Also use 1/4 cup brown sugar and add few tsp maple syrup as needed to make a crumbly mixture.
  • Variations: Add seasonal berries, dried fruit or nuts with the dry ingredients of the batter.
  • Swirl in some softened peanut butter into the batter.
  • Icing: Mix 1/3 cup powdered sugar with a tsp or so non dairy milk and use. I usually like a syrup dressing as it keeps the cake moist for longer. (3 tbsp sugar+ 1 tbsp water)