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Banana Coffee Cake
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Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Streusel

A whole wheat vegan Banana Coffee Cake that's as delicious as it's pretty. The cake has a topping of walnut-and-chocolate-chip streusel. A vegan, soy-free recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16
Calories: 243kcal


For the streusel topping

For the cake batter


  • Make the streusel by mixing well all of the streusel ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the sugar, oil and vanilla extract for a minute, either in the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer. If you don't have either, use a whisk but make sure you beat well for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the nondairy milk, vinegar, mashed bananas and applesauce and beat for another minute until everything is well incorporated.
  • Mix the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Whisk.
  • Add the flour to the banana-oil-applesauce mix in two batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula to ensure everything's well integrated and you don't have any streaks of dry flour.
  • Oil and flour a cake pan. The one I used was a square pan that's 9 X 9 X 2 inches, but you can use a regular 8- or 9-inch cake pan if you'd rather.
  • Pour half of the cake batter in the pan and with a spatula make sure it is spread in an even layer. Sprinkle half of the chocolate streusel topping on the batter.
  • Pour in the remaining half of the batter and smooth over the chocolate streusel. Sprinkle the remaining streusel on top.
  • Bake the cake in a preheated 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan on a rack.
  • Slice and eat.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg