Vegan Apple Streusel Cake

When I was little, my grandparents sometimes bought Streuselkuchen from the bakery. I’ve always loved combination of crunchy streusels and a classic yeast dough. For a couple of weeks I’ve been itching to try a vegan version of this cake, also containing apples, to add even more deliciousness. Also my boyfriend loves apple streusel cake, so here we are. 😀

I’m super happy with how this recipe turned out, I hope you love it as well.

Ingredients (for one 26cm/10 inch springform pan)

For the yeast-dough

  • 100ml soymilk
  • 65g margarine
  • 250g plain flour
  • 20g fresh yeast
  • 35g sugar
  • one drop pure vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • one flaxseed-egg. (Blend together in a blender 1tbsp flaxseeds and 3tbsp of water, until the mixture is smooth and has an egg-like consistency.)

For the apple streusel topping

  • 2 large apples
  • 100g margarine
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 175g plain flour

Directions

Grease the springform pan and prepare the flaxseed-egg. Melt the margarine (you can easily do this in the microwave) and also microwave the soymilk until it’s lukewarm.

Preheat the oven to 200C/390F.

Add the flour into a mixing bowl and crumble the yeast on it. Add all the other ingredients (for the yeast dough) as well. Knead for about 5 minutes or until a smooth dough has formed.

Cover the mixing bowl with a clean kitchen towel and leave it somewhere warm for the dough to rise for about 20 minutes.

While the dough is rising, peel and cut the apples into thin wedges. Prepare the streusel topping by mixing all the ingredients together until the consistency looks a bit like sand. Knead the streusels again with your hands and create bigger pieces of streusel.

When the dough has risen, knead it once again before putting it into the springform and flattening it out. Layer the apples on top of the yeast dough. Crumble the streusels on top of the apple slices.

Bake the streusel cake for 30 minutes at 200C/390F.

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try! Tell me in the comments if you did and if you liked it.


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