- 2.5 cups (300 grams) All-Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 0.5 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1 cup (200 grams) Light Brown Sugar
- 0.5 cup (100 grams) Pure Cane Sugar
- 8 Tablespoons (cold & cut into cubes) Unsalted Butter
- 1 cup (236 ml) Milk
- 0.5 cup (118 ml) Coffee
- 0.3 cup (80 ml) Plain Yogurt
- 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract/Paste
- 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 0.3 cup (40 grams) All-Purpose Flour
- 0.5 cup (100 grams) Light Brown Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 3 Tablespoons (cold & cut into cubes) Unsalted Butter
Soft, sweet and crumbly brown sugar coffee cake with a crunchy streusel topping.
This recipe is easy to make, has 3 steps and is dairy free and vegan.
Whenever I develop a recipe, I like to look into where the dish originated.
Turns out, coffee cake has roots in Europe and specifically Germany, where I grew up.
This cake is typically two layers with icing and decorated with nuts.
Naturally, coffee cake evolved and is now popular in various countries.
Traditionally baked in a round cake pan, I like to use my 9×9 pan so that I can cut the cake into squares.
The three steps are mixing the dry ingredients, wet ingredients and making the streusel topping.
I am using vegan butter, non-dairy milk, and dairy free coconut yogurt in this recipe.
What gives this coffee cake it’s great texture is using cold butter cubes that are cut in with the dry ingredients.
Of course, coffee is added to the batter as well for that coffee forward flavor and color.
Cinnamon is the main spice used and it flavors the brown sugar coffee cake so perfectly.
This coffee cake is anything but dry and the batter will be more runny, which is what you want!
It comes out of the oven soft, light and crumbly.
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Mix Dry Ingredients
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Add all of the dry ingredients, except for the cold butter, to a large mixing bowl and wish together to combine.
Next, add cold and cubed butter (I am using vegan butter) to the bowl.
Using a fork or your fingers, quickly mix the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a sand like texture.
When using your fingers, gently rub the butter into the flour mixture being sure to move quickly as the warmth of your fingers will melt the butter.
To keep this mixture cold, place the bowl into the refrigerator while preparing the next step.
Mix Wet Ingredients
Make The Streusel Topping
Slightly Cool & Serve