I wanted to make a coffee cake as a surprise dessert for my dad. I was very happy how this turned out. The cake was very moist and delicious.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, divided use
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon, divided use
1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 tbsp dairy free margarine, melted
Combine the flour, 3/4 cup of the brown sugar, baking powder and 1 tsp of the cinnamon. In a separate bowl, combine the soy milk, oil and applesauce. Add the flour mixture to the soy milk mixture and stir until just combined. Transfer the batter to a sprayed 8x8 baking dish. In a separate bowl, use a fork to thoroughly combine the melted margarine, remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar and remaining 1 tsp of cinnamon. Sprinkle the brown sugar crumbs evenly over the cake. Bake at 400 for 33-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
* You can use additional cinnamon in the cake mixture if you would like a stronger flavor. We liked just a hint of cinnamon.
* You can double the brown sugar crumb mixture if you would like a thicker topping.