Applesauce Coffee Cake

The perfect baked good for any brunch-time study session.


Coffee Cake

  • 4 cups of flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup of applesauce (4 oz. or 1 little applesauce snack container)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of melted Earth Balance Vegan Butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon


  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon


Coffee Cake

  1. Set oven to preheat at 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder with a whisk. In a separate bowl mix the almond milk, applesauce, vanilla, almond extract, and maple syrup. Mix the wet and dry together, then add in the melted butter. Mix until well combined.
  3. Use some baking spray (I’d recommend coconut oil based)  to spray a rectangular cake pan, 9×13, then pour the batter evenly into the pan.
  4. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Then, sprinkle topping evenly on the cake. Use a knife or fork to swirl the sugar and cinnamon into the batter.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick/fork test. Let cool completely.


  1. Mix the powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cinnamon, and almond milk until it is a consistency like pancake syrup for the glaze.
  2. Pour over the cake and it will set into a harder glaze.
  3. Slice and enjoy with friends!

*This recipe was inspired by Dinner then Dessert’s recipe for Easy Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake. Find the original (non-vegan) version here.

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