vegan blueberry coffee cake

This vegan blueberry coffee cake smells delicious while baking, you’ll see. But the best comes when you taste it, yum, this treat is perfect for the afternoon or breakfast. It is the perfect combination of soft and moist bread, with the jammy blueberries and the top a slightly crunchy lemony topping ( streusel).

plato con coffee cake de blueberries y un café

This vegan blueberry coffee cake is

  • Soft, fluffy and moist
  • Very easy to make
  • Full of blueberries, juicy and perfect blueberries.
  • Perfect to make as family activity, kids love to make it because it is very straitforward and it is really fun to add the topping.
  • The topping (streusel) is slightly crunchy, with hints of lemon and makes the coffee cake taste delicious and perfect.
Ingredientes para hacer un coffee cake vegano

What is a coffee cake?

Here in the US, a coffee cake is a baked good that refers to a “cake” for breakfast. It does not mean that the mixture has coffee in it. I know it’s a bit confusing but there is no coffee on the ingredient list for the coffee cake.

But it is lovely with a cup of coffee, a glass of oat milk, a smoothie, an horchata, or a glass of hazelnut chocolate milk.

Mezclando blueberries congeladas para hacer pan dulce

Ingredientes del coffee cake vegano

  • Streusel
    • Flour, all-purpose flour. If you are going to use whole wheat flour use one that is finely ground.
    • Sugar, it is better to use brown sugar and preferably vegan, but the one you have at home is perfectly fine.
    • Zest of a lemon, when you are going to use lemon zest for this or any recipe it is better to zest the lemon first and then cut it to use the juice.
    • Oil, vegetable oil. It is always going to be better to use avocado oil or another that is not a mix of different oils.
  • Cake
    • Almond milk, or soy milk
    • Lemon juice.
    • Flour, all-purpose flour.
    • Baking powder, if you find baking powder without aluminum better.
    • Salt
    • Sugar
    • Oil
    • Frozen or fresh blueberries. This coffee cake is perfect when you buy over ripen mushed or sour blueberries. The blueberry coffee cake is very forgiving.
vegan bluberry coffee cake antes de meterlo al horno

How to make vegan coffee cake

Truly, this recipe is the easiest recipe to make in the whole world, it is made like any other type of sweet bread or sponge cake. First, add lemon juice to the almond milk, then mix the dry ingredients in a medium-large bowl. The third step is to combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, add the blueberries and mix carefully.

Spread the batter into a prepared baking pan. The last step is to prepare the topping or streusel. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, the oil, the yellow lemon zest, and the sugar with a fork or with your hands. The idea is to form “crumbs”. Put them on top of the sprinkle evenly over the cake and put in the oven. The vegan coffee cake will be ready when you put a cake tester, knife, or fork in it and comes out clean and the topping begins to brown.

Coffee cake vegano de blueberries en el molde partido

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Here is the recipe for this vegan blueberry coffee cake that is delicious and very easy to make. When you make it, take a picture of it and share it on Instagram, FB or save it for later on Pinterest.

Leave me your comments, I would love to hear how you did in the section below, if you have questions, ideas, or suggestions, write them there too.

Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake

This vegan blueberry coffee cake smells delicious while baking, you'll see. But the best comes when you taste it, yum, this treat is perfect for the afternoon or breakfast.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Baked goods
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 414 kcal


  • Baking pan
  • Mixing bowls


Topping- Streusel

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup oil


  • 3/4 cup of almond or soy milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Measure out the milk and pour the two tablespoons of lemon juice into it. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder and salt. Add the sugar, oil, and milk with the lemon juice.
    Add the blueberries and mix carefully.
  • Spread the batter into a prepared baking pan or baking dish.
  • Make the streusel by mixingthe sugar, the lemon zest, and the oil. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean and the top is starting to brown. Let it cool before trying it.


Make it with strawberries or cherries if you can’t find frozen or natural blueberries.
This recipe is adapted from the book “Vegan Brunch” by Isa Moskowitz.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 4gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 158mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 97IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 2mg
Keyword blueberry coffee cake, vegan baking, vegan coffee cake


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This post appeared in BrownSugar&Vanilla for the first time in November 2016.

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The recipe looks delicious. What size pan did you use?


5 stars
I made this cake for my son’s birthday. substituting oat flour for a gluten free version. I chose a nine inch cake pan, and it worked perfectly. It was easy to make and my family loved it. I did take longer to bake in my oven, almost 40 minutes, but it did not burn or overbake.

To make it a bit more festive, I added emon icing that I drizzled on top and made a blueberry syrup that we poiured over the slices on the plate. It was amazing! My family said this was like something you would get in an upscale vegan bakery. Absolutely Delicious! Thanks.