Good Morning Coffee Cake
I call this good morning coffee cake because you can’t help but have a good morning when you eat this! I had just about given up hope that I could ever find a really good vegan coffee cake recipe that did not require margarine or Earth Balance when I found this little dandy of a recipe. This recipe comes from my culinary idol Isa Chandra and her book Vegan Brunch. This recipe, like many that I love, is simple and versatile. You can add any berry or fruit you’d like to mix in. Or, if you want to live dangerously, you can even add some chocolate chips. Also, the cake itself is wonderfully dense and delicious and tastes very much like buttermilk. Good morning coffee cake is everything that I want my coffee cake to be and will definitely help get me out of bed in the morning!
1 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or a little extra for a stronger cinnamon flavor)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup canola oil, plus up to 2 tablespoons more, if needed
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly grease a 8×8 inch square pan. In a small bowl, add non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside to curdle.
Next, prepare the topping. In a small bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Slowly drizzle the canola oil by the tablespoon, about one tablespoon at a time. Use your fingers to mix ingredients together until the oil forms clumps together. If your mixture is too dry, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of oil.
For the cake, mix together the milk mixture, sugar, vanilla, and oil in a large mixing bowl. Sift in flour, baking powder, and salt and mix batter until smooth. Batter will be thick.
Pour the cake batter into your prepared pan and smooth out evenly. Sprinkle topping across the top and pat down gently. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for at least half an hour. Enjoy your good morning!