Yesterday a promise was fulfilled. A promise made over breakfast the morning after the night before! This particular morning followed the Irish Blog Awards in Cork last February. My breakfast that morning stretched over two hours as a continuous stream of toyboys joined our table. The craic was mighty as we relived moments from the evening before.
Keith He of the crushing Hugs was actually at the table when I arrived. Keith and I had a discussion about our various diets. He is a Vogan Vulcan Vegan and embraces a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. I invited him to share a recipe for Food Monday. He has had plenty of time to practice and choose for us. So today I give you Keith’s choice:
Apple Pie Coffee Cake
Preheat oven to 350º F
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Salt*
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2/3 Cup Canola Oil, or 2/3 Cup Earth Balance Margarine, softened
2/3 Cup Soymilk + 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (or lemon juice)
2 Tbs Cornstarch mixed with 1/2 Cup Water
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 20 to 25 oz Jar Apple Pie Filling
1 Tbs Sugar mixed with 1 tsp Cinnamon, for topping.
*Reduce salt to 1/2 tsp if using Earth Balance.
Combine all the dry ingredients of the cake and mix well. Add all of the liquid ingredients and fold the batter until just combined. The batter should be thick and nearly dough-like, as this will prevent the filling from sinking to the bottom of the pan.
Spread 1/2 of the batter in the bottom of a 9×11″ (or whatever) greased baking dish. Add apple pie filling evenly over the top. Spoon the rest of the batter over the top in clumps, leaving some of the apple filling showing through. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake for 80 to 90 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Be sure not to under bake. You may wish to cover the coffee cake with aluminum foil for the last 20-30 minutes to prevent over-browning.
Remove coffee cake from oven and let cool before serving. It’s just as good or better the next day.
Keith tells me that the recipe can be found with many others at Vegan Yum Yum