Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Coffee Cake

Give me ten minutes of your time and I will give you the most delicious and low fat coffee cake you have ever tasted!  Really :)  Apple sauce is a wonderful egg substitute in vegan baking which allows for moist and fluffy results.  The apple flavor is subtle and pairs extremely well with the cinnamon and almond in my amazing ten minute vegan Coffee Cake.  Go ahead and indulge in this tasty treat.  If you don't eat it all today (good luck with that) then it will be even better tomorrow.  This cake is so light and fluffy it will pair fabulously with a cup of coffee or tea.

2 1/2 cups flour (I use organic, unbromated, unbleached white)
2 cups apple sauce (apples are high on the pesticide list so buy organic)
4 tbsp. coconut oil, liquid
2/3 to 1 cup vegan sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup sugar (you can use less if you want to keep sugar content low)
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp. vegan butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350℉                 Bake time: 30-40 minutes
1. In a medium bowl, add all the cake ingredients and mix well.  If your coconut oil is solid, place 1/4 cup of solid oil in a small glass jar.  Place the jar on the stove in a pot of water.  Bring to boil and the oil will liquefy. *Handle hot glass jar with care.
2. Use some of the coconut oil to lightly grease cake dish.  Pour cake batter into cake dish.  Use a spoon or spatula to even out the top of the cake so it is symmetrical.
3.  In a small bowl, add cinnamon and sugar.  Mix well.  Add the butter and the vanilla extract.  Using a spoon, blend the ingredients until evenly incorporated.  Add the sliced almonds and use your fingers to coat them with the butter and sugar.  Drop this mixture all over the top of the cake.  This will create a sugary crumb topping.
4.  Place cake in oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.  To test the cake, place a tooth pick or kabob stick into the center of the cake.  If it comes out clean, the cake is done.  Enjoy!


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