This recipe combines three of my favorite breakfast things into one: coffee cake, blueberry, and chai. This was, surprisingly, my first endeavor in coffee cake, and while I’m sure there are betters out there, this turned out pretty yum.
I will say this is not a quick recipe; it kept me in the kitchen probably an hour and a half, including bake time. There are a lot of steps that go into this, and then a pretty long stint in the oven, so that’s just something to keep in mind.
I used almond milk rather than soy, and just regular frozen blueberries as I don’t even know where I’d begin to find ‘wild’ ones. I also skipped the glaze, which is probably the reason this didn’t have much of a chai flavor; the milk in the cake mixture doesn’t do much, but, from past experience, I also wasn’t really expecting it to. In retrospect, it might have been worth swapping the cinnamon in the topping for the chai spice I have on hand to give it that extra kick.
I had to whisk quite a bit to get the lumps out here, and perhaps because of all this mixing, my batter turned out quite thick and not at all pourable; it was a challenge to even spread it over my baking tin. I didn’t quite get it all the way to the sides, but thankfully it spread enough in baking that it sort of evened itself out.
My topping caught a bit in the oven, so next time, I’ll definitely cover with tinfoil from the beginning; when I checked on it at 40 minutes, I went ahead and did so, and it definitely helped prevent the top from getting too crispy in those last 5. The center was honestly still a bit gooey when I took it out, but I was honestly too impatient to be bothered by it. And really, the beauty of vegan baking is often underbaking.
I had quite a few takeaways here, but the overall effect was mostly what I wanted. This really was so flavorful; the topping was delicious and really elevated the whole thing, and I especially loved the toastiness of the pecans within it. I’d like to try out some other coffee cake recipes before I consider returning to this one, but it certainly satisfied that craving for now.
What are your villagers doing this prom season?￼
Raymond keeps checking his phone.
Victoria and Kyle I really hitting it off at the snack bar and Zucker is just trying to find the nicest way to ask Kyle to move.
Drago is absolutely crushing it at being the DJ ￼￼￼and Axel is absolutely ￼tearing the dance floor.￼
Chai and Anka Accidentally wore the same dress￼.
Finally Beau is off in the corner telling Fauna about the time he ate an entire bucket of paint.￼
Prom king and queen are Axle and Raymond respectfully￼. Before you jump on me for calling Raymond a the prom queen he wore pink to my festival so he would absolutely wear that dress to prom and slay￼￼.
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