The most delicious spring Vegan Berry Crumble Cake! A buttery, moist, soft and fluffy cake with bursts of berries and a hint of lemon, topped with the crunchy streusel topping. I use frozen berries here but will be switching to fresh during the summer of course. This cake is 100% vegan meaning it is egg-free and dairy-free!
I made this cake for Sunday coffee when my dad’s side fo the family was visiting from New Brunswick. My aunt loves blueberries so I did that version blueberry-only, but I actually love this mixed berry version too! Feel free to get creative with it. The cake was an absolute hit and all of it was gone by the end of the day. Bonus, we served it a little bit warm at Sunday coffee, which just took it to the next level. It was a bit more fragile and crumbly when warm, but ohhhh so good.
How to Make this Vegan Berry Crumble Cake:
It’s pretty easy, especially if you have a stand mixer! If not, I suggest a hand mixer :). Creaming the butter and sugar really helps whip in those little air pockets that make a cake so fluffy.
First you want to mix the batter. It’s a simple combination of vegan butter, sugar, nondairy milk, lemon zest, vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt. I don’t know what it is about butter, lemon and vanilla. But they make any cake good!
Especially with the tart berries. Ah! I can’t get enough. Comfort food, but with a lighter spring vibe.
Fold in the berries, then pour into your square baking dish.
Then, mix up the streusel topping. This stuff is sooooo yummy. Like, pick it off the top and eat it sneakily when no one is looking kind of yummy.
Bake until golden perfection, then let cool almost completely before slicing.
What’s not to love!
What I love most about this recipe is that the cake is melt in your mouth soft, packed with juicy berries, and it perfectly contrasts the crunchy buttery streusel.
Serve it room temperature or slightly warm, with a cup of coffee for the perfect mid-morning or afternoon pick me up! Or, serve it with some dairy-free ice-cream or whipped cream for dessert.
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