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Chocolate Cherry Coffee Cake

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Chocolate Cherry Vegan Coffee Cake is simple to make and so ridiculously delicious! It’s great as dessert, breakfast, or even just a mid-day snack.



For the bottom layer:

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil (or other similar tasteless oil)
  • 1/2 cup of plant baked milk
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (you can use white vinegar if thats what you have)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract (vanilla also works)
  • 1 heaping cup of fresh cherries, pitted and halved*
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips (really anything works here, chips or chunks, vegan if necessary)

For the top layer:

  • 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter, melted


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9″ round cake pan (you can also use square) with parchment paper for easy removal and grease the paper with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda + powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: plant based milk, oil, vinegar, and extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together until just combined.
  4. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the topping: flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vegan butter. Mix together until fully combined.
  6. Using your hands, crumble the topping over the batter. Bake for 50-55 minutes. The top should be a nice golden brown color and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. let cool slightly and ENJOY!


*I haven’t tried it but I also think that this would work well with frozen berries

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: vegan baking, vegan cake, cherry cake