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Show-Stopping Vegan Pear Cake with Streusel Topping

Vegan pear cake with streusel topping is one of my favorite autumn cakes. It has all the bright, juicy flavor of ripe pears and warmth from ground cinnamon.

With a contrasting texture, between soft and moist cake and the crunchy-nutty-topping, this creates a perfect harmony that’s both decadent and irresistible!

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This cake is flavorful and wonderfully fruity, perfect for a nice cup of tea or coffee. Best of all, it’s also effortless and easy to make, from scratch!   

You would be surprised something this simple could make it a crowd-pleaser. I mean, look at it! Isn’t it gorgeous?!

Try it! And I guarantee you this vegan pear coffee cake will become one of your new favorites. 

Easy Vegan Pear Cake with Streusel Topping – Why You’ll Love This Recipe

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  • It’s a breeze to bake. Just prep the ingredients and put them in the oven and you’ll have a rustic and sweet cake that’s perfect for everyone.
  • It has a mix of textures and flavors that you will find amazing.
  • This cake can be customized to fit your diet.
  • This dessert can wow a crowd. 😁

Ingredients

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  • 1 ½ cups/180g all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup/64g whole wheat flour*
  • ¾ cup/150g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp/2g ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp/3g salt
  • 1 tbsp/13g baking powder
  • ¼ cup/60ml neutral oil
  • 1 cup/235ml oat milk
  • 1lb/450g pears (about 3 medium) (bartlett or d’anjou)

Streusel Topping:

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  • ¼ cup/50g light brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp/45g all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp/1g ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp/34g chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp/30ml neutral oil
  • 2 tsp/10ml water

How To Make This Vegan Cake Recipe

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 175 C. Grease a 10”/25cm round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment. Wash, dry, and slice the fresh pears into thin, ½”/12mm square pieces. Set aside the pear slices for now.

2. To make the streusel topping, in a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cinnamon, sugar, pecans, and oil. Stir to evenly distribute oil. Add water and stir or crumble with your fingertips into small clumps. Set aside.

3. To make the cake, in a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Stir to evenly distribute. 

4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients, oat milk, and oil. Whisk until smooth and no lumps remain in the batter. Fold in the pear slices until evenly coated.

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5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and level out.

6. Sprinkle the batter on top of the batter evenly.

7. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until golden brown on the edges and cooked in the center. Insert a skewer in the center of the cake and if it comes out clean, it is ready.

8. Let cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and allow it to reach room temperature. cut into 8-10 slices and place each serving into separate plates or saucers.

Notes

  • It’s important to let it cool for at least half an hour before removing the cake from the cake tin.
  • Can be made with all white flour (2 cups/240g all-purpose flour)

Tips, Variations, And Substitutions

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🍐 Ground ginger – You may mix this into the cake batter to add to the warm, spicy taste of the cinnamon. It also gives it a sweet-smelling aroma.

🍐 Crushed almonds – If you want a nutty element to the vegan pear cake, you may use crushed almonds instead of pecans. It still gives the same crunchy texture.

🍐 Nutmeg – This compliments the nutty, warm spicy, and aromatic flavors of the cinnamon. Add this to the batter as well before placing it in the oven to bake.

🍐 Lemon Juice – It helps the cake to be more moist. It also adds a citrusy element to the vegan pair cake. Also if you don’t want your slices of pear from browning before you can bake, you may squeeze a little bit of lemon juice and toss them to stop the oxidizing process.

🍐 Sprinkle Caster sugar – This is a variety of powdered sugar. You can sprinkle this on top of the baked cake to give it a snowy white look. bear in mind the level of sweetness of the cake before adding this in.

🍐 Sliced pear – you can chop up sliced pears to arrange them on top of the cake to give it a more rustic feel.

🍐 Gluten-free flour – examples of this are coconut flour and almond flour. Use these to fit your gluten-free diet.

🍐 Blender – You can use this machine if you have whole nuts and need to crush them up. then mix in the other dry ingredients to make the streusel.

Keep in mind, if you want more uniform pear slices you may peel them before it gets sliced. But you significantly remove the fiber content of the pears.

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Frequently Asked Questions (faqs)

1. Can I Make This Dessert Gluten-Free?

Yes, you can! Just change the flour that you use into a gluten-free variety to fit your diet.

2. Is It Okay If I Use Crushed Almond Nuts For This Recipe For This Dessert?

Absolutely, Changing to almonds won’t have any significant effects as they both give the same crunchy, nutty profile.

3. Can I Add Spiced Pear In This Recipe?

Spiced pears already have a blend of their own and may affect the recipe’s taste overall.

If you really want to use them you may use them as garnish instead.

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Vegan Pear Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping

Looking for a delicious vegan treat? Dive into our blog post and learn how to make a delectable pear coffee cake with a scrumptious streusel topping.
5 from 13 votes
Print Rate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 339kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour (Note1)
  • ¾ cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup neutral oil
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 lb pears about 3 medium (bartlett or d’anjou)

Streusel Topping:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 175 C. Grease a 10”/25cm round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment. Wash, dry, and slice the fresh pears into thin, ½”/12mm square pieces. Set aside the pear slices for now.
  • To make the streusel topping, in a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cinnamon, sugar, pecans, and oil. Stir to evenly distribute oil. Add water and stir or crumble with your fingertips into small clumps. Set aside.
  • To make the cake, in a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Stir to evenly distribute. 
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients, oat milk, and oil. Whisk until smooth and no lumps remain in the batter. Fold in the pear slices until evenly coated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and level out.
  • Sprinkle the batter on top of the batter evenly.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until golden brown on the edges and cooked in the center. Insert a skewer in the center of the cake and if it comes out clean, it is ready.
  • Let cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and allow it to reach room temperature. cut into 8-10 slices and place each serving into separate plates or saucers.

Notes

(Note1)
*Can be made with all white flour (2 cups/240g all-purpose flour)

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2mg

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