Before we even get chatting about baking this glorious vegan coffee crumb cake, there is something you need to know. Traditional coffee crumb cake doesn’t contain coffee. It’s meant for eating with coffee. Mind blown I know! Anywho, I’ve been wanting to make a vegan version of this recipe since I saw the episode on Seinfeld about the Drake’s Coffee Cake. I did some googling and realised that it’s a vanilla flavoured cake with a brown sugar crumb topping. So I got to work and whipped up this really easy vegan cake recipe.
This cake is lightly glazed with a serving of golden syrup and keeps in an airtight container for around 3 to 4 days. And obviously, to be paired with your favourite coffee blend. You can dust with some icing sugar too.
Baking this cake can be broken up into two main steps. Firstly, making the cake crumb and second, making the batter. You will only need two large bowls and a measuring jug.
Making the vegan cake crumb looks like this…
Making the vegan vanilla cake batter looks like this. What makes this cake work is the thick crumb topping. Make sure you overlap the baking paper so it’s easy to take the cake out of the cake tin.