plum streusel coffee cake

Court Kitty kicked off this past weekend the best way he knew how

by staring intently at our doggie neighbor as she sunned herself in her backyard.

I also kicked off my Saturday the best way I knew how

By chugging a fresh apple/carrot juice from a place around the corner.

Predictably, the healthy drinking was followed by baking and two slices of this coffee cake found their way onto my plate for lunch. Another slice somehow ended up in front of me during dinner and, of course, I had to pair my iced coffee with coffee cake for breakfast the following morning.

Note: Roasted vegetables with a side of plum streusel coffee cake is not as disgusting as one might think.


Plum Streusel Coffeecake
Recipe adapted from Gourmet via Epicurious
Serves 8
Printable recipe

Streusel Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons vegan vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Cake Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup refined sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegan vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 3-4 ripe plums, sliced
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease (I used Earth Balance and flour) a 9″ cake pan.


Combine all of the streusel ingredients in one bowl and stir until fully combined, or do what I do and mush it all together with your hands. Set aside.


In a separate bowl, stir together the melted vegan butter, refined sugar, applesauce, yogurt and vanilla extract.


Add in the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt.


Stir in the distilled white vinegar and pour the batter in the cake pan.


Place the plum slices on top of the cake batter.


Spread the streusel on top of the plums.


Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, until the top browns and a toothpick can be inserted and removed cleanly (the plum will stick to the toothpick, but that’s okay. Just make sure no wet cake batter is on the toothpick and you’re good to go).


Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes, then serve if you want to eat it warm. Otherwise allow to cool completely.


If you love plums as much as I do, or even if you’re just starting to discover this delicious fruit, you can find this recipe and others that incorporate plums over at Carole’s Chatter.


14 thoughts on “plum streusel coffee cake

  1. Coffee cakes are my fave…You made it more amazing by adding plum slices. This is a magnificent breakfast to start my day right and bright ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  2. I am sorry I haven’t stopped by one of my favorite blogs in awhile! I put you on my Pinterest board, in the board called “blogs I love.” I try to keep up with reading everyone, but I am finding that difficult, LOL:-) Seriously this cake has me drooling! I love plums, but you don’t see enough fun recipes. The top of cake, OH MY WORD!!! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

  3. So I found this while browsing the web yesterday, to make for my mom’s friend’s birthday. She told me that it “didn’t really matter what you make, it’s only going to be me eating it. I just need something to stick a candle into.” So I thought, I would get the left overs, better make something good!

    Came home that night, and only a piece was saved for me. Everyone loved it!

    • I am so glad to hear that it turned out well! Thank you so much for letting me know. Also a Happy Belated Birthday to your mom’s friend!

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  5. I saw your link on Carole’s Chatter. Your coffee cake looks divine. And I have absolutely no objection to roasted vegetables with a side of plum streusel coffee cake, sounds delish.

    • Thank you for stopping by! If you can eat vegetables with cake, I think we can be great friends :)

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