Vegan Cherry Almond Coffee Cake

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This Vegan Cherry Almond Coffee Cake recipe makes a perfect light vegan snack or dessert. Non-dairy yogurt, a touch of arrowroot flour and just the right ratio of all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour make a wonderfully moist vegan coffee cake. Layers of cherry jam and slivered almonds add another dimension of irresistible flavor that goes perfect with tea or coffee.

Vegan Cherry Almond Coffee Cake Recipe

1 ¼ cup cherry jam
1 ¼ cup slivered almonds

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup Regular Vegan Butter or margarine, softened
1 cup non-dairy yogurt
1 cup sugar
4 ½ Tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

1) Grease your baking dish

Preheat your oven to 350F (177C). Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with vegetable oil or cooking spray.   

2) Prepare the cherry almond topping

In a medium bowl, mix together cherry jam, almonds and set aside.

3) Whisk together the dry ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder and set aside.

4) Build the batter

In a large bowl, cream the soft Vegan Butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the non-dairy yogurt, then beat in the sugar, followed by beating in the arrowroot or tapioca flour. Stir in the vanilla and almond extract. By hand, fold in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Spread half of the batter into the baking dish then top with half of the cherry almond topping. Spread the other half of the batter into the baking dish, followed by the other half of the cherry almond topping.

5) Bake the vegan coffee cake to perfection

Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Wait until cake is completely cooled if you're going to remove it from the baking dish. This recipe makes 1, 9 x 13 inch Vegan Cherry Almond Coffee Cake.

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Very Yummy

I had a lot of fun making this with my daughter. The only change I had to make was using vegan buttermilk in place of the vegan yogurt. It turned out delicious and moist. I’m always concerned that vegan baked goods tend to be dry and fall apart but not in this case. I’ll submit a photo of the finished deliciousness:)

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Wikipedia: "Coffee cakes, as an accompaniment for coffee, are often single layer, flavored with either fruit or cinnamon, and leavened with either baking soda (or baking powder), which results in a more cake-like texture, or yeast, which results in a more bread-like texture."

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vegan cherry almond cake

We love baking and we felt like a cherry almond coffee cake. This recipe is very disappointing, the cake dough is very gloopy and heavy despite the toothpick coming out clean. Also half way through the recipe, I realised there is no coffee in the ingredients so not sure as to why that is in it's title? We were very disappointed and felt it was a complete waste of ingredients and time, I will definitely go back to my trusty recipe books in future!

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eh, it's good I guess

I generally try to stay away from recipes that rely on vegan butter/margarine, but decided to try a new coffee cake recipe. I will probably go back to my old one, though I enjoyed the experience.

I did have issues with whipping (via the electric mixer) the vegan butter, it just smeared (I used earth balance sticks). Once done and ready to eat, the dough is a tiny bit too gummy for my preference-- this all being said I am very picky about my baked goods/desserts (I am never satisfied) soooooo I am sure others would just absolutely love these.

ps- I made these into muffins instead of a cake, not sure how that affected my experience with these. They smell great and look so pretty.

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