Sourdough Coffee Cake

Sourdough Coffee Cake

Sourdough Coffee Cake is an excellent recipe to make with sourdough discard if you’ve been keeping a sourdough starter around. This is a classic coffee cake that can be vegan or vegetarian friendly that is perfectly moist with the right level of crumble on top.


Sourdough Coffee Cake

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup unfed sourdough starter
  • 2 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda & baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup dairy or non-dairy milk

Coffee Cake Crumb Topping

  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter or vegan butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vanilla, applesauce and brown sugar.
  3. Once thoroughly mixed, mix in the sourdough starter and lightly mix until combined.
  4. Then, add in the salt, baking powder, and baking soda and combine well.
  5. Gradully mix in the flour until fully combined and then add in the milk or non-dairy milk. The dough should be fairly sticky.
  6. Then, lightly grease an 8 x 8 inch square pan.
  7. In another mixing bowl, combine the crumb topping ingredients until crumbly.
  8. Transfer the batter to the pan and top evenly with the crumb topping.
  9. Place the coffee cake in the oven and bake at 350º for 45-50 minutes. Prick with a knife to make sure the cake is done.
  10. Allow the cake to cool before serving.

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