Easy Coffee Cake

162 cal, 28C/5F/3P/12S.

Hello Moist Cinnamon-y Buttery Coffee Cake! I personally don’t even drink coffee due to acid reflux, but I made you all lucky coffee drinkers this coffee cake (mine will be a tea cake I guess). This cake is also super easy to make, no-streusel, no-stress!

The cake:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (120 g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (120 g)
  • 1/4 cup any sugar (48 g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp avocado/coconut oil or melted butter (28 g)
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry or all purpose flour (180 g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Cinnamon sugar layer:

  • 1/4 cup coconut or brown sugar (48 g)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter melted (14 g)

Makes 9 slices. Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8×8 baking dish. Beat the egg and mix with all liquid ingredients. Whisk together the dry ingredients and fold in the wet. Prepare the cinnamon layer by combining sugar and cinnamon. Pour half the batter into the dish, sprinkle with half the cinnamon layer, pour the other half on top and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon layer. Drizzle the melted butter on top. Bake for 20 minutes. Your cake is ready! Pour a cup of coffee/tea and dig in!

Tag me if you make this and let me know what you think!

Author: Elif

Hi I'm Elif! I'm a mama, computer science PhD and Google engineer by day, food blogger by night. I love beautiful desserts that not only taste amazing, but also leave you feeling amazing. I use my math skills and interest in nutrition to carefully optimize my recipes to use simple, good-for-you ingredients and minimal amount of added sugar. I believe that healthy desserts can be simple. Recipes should not send you searching for rare ingredients, untested sweeteners or measuring ridiculous 1/2 tsp of butter. Here we use few ingredients, basic measuring cups, spoons, and simple fruit, veg, little sugar and syrup as sweeteners. Most recipes here use so little added sugar that they're good enough for toddlers. I also believe that you should be able to fit healthy sweets into your daily routine. No matter how much almond flour and coconut oil is in a healthy dessert recipe, there's no way I'm going to ingest a meal's worth of energy and a day's worth of total sugar from dessert alone. And that is the reason all my desserts have less than 200 cal per serving and are low-sugar. So now will you join us?

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