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Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake

You should make this super simple and delicious vegan Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake and impress your friends/colleagues/family. It’s dairy-free & egg-free.

Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake |

Summer 2016. This is the time I fell in love with plums all over again. I rediscovered that I love snacking plums on their own, but another way is to make this delicious, soft Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake. I love how their whole texture, color and flavor changes after baking them.

This recipe is adapted from my Rhubarb Crumble Cake (you should check it out, if you haven’t already!). I love the recipe for 3 reasons:

  • the easy one-bowl batter (washing dishes isn’t my favorite thing to do),
  • you can add pretty much any fruit on top – I’ve made this cake with blueberries, peaches (oh yeah!) and pears and they all turned out amazing,
  • the streusel/crumble adds such a nice component to it and it makes it look so fancy although it’s really easy to make. For this version with plums, I’ve added cinnamon to the streusel – yumm!!

Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake |

Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a super fluffy vegan Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake - without milk or eggs. The cake consists of a simple one-bowl vanilla batter, fresh plums and perfectly browned cinnamon streusel.
4.5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 6
Calories 336 kcal


  • 13 fresh plums

Ingredients for the vanilla batter

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil , liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water

Ingredients for the cinnamon streusel

  • 1/2 stick cold vegan butter (EarthBalance, Alsan,...)
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder


  • Wash the plums, half them and remove the seed.
  • For the simple one-bowl VANILLA BATTER: Preheat the oven to 360°F/180°C. Place all the dry ingredients for the cake base in a mixing bowl and combine, add the wet ingredients and whisk until it's a smooth batter.
  • For the STREUSEL: Put the cold butter, all-purpose flour, cinnamon powder, and granulated sugar in a bowl, mix and knead with your hands until crumbly.
  • ASSEMBLE and BAKE: Oil the baking pan lightly and pour in the cake batter, place the plum halves on the cake batter and press them down a bit. Sprinkle the crumble on top. Bake it in the oven for about about 25 minutes. When the crumble is nice and golden, your cake should be ready. Test with a wooden stick, if it is baked through.


My baking pan for this cake was 10x8" / 26x20cm.


Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 95mgPotassium: 370mgFiber: 3gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 495IUVitamin C: 13.6mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2.3mg
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Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake |

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Recipe Rating

Lucy Burr

Friday 17th of July 2020

Nice simple recipe that tastes great. But CAUTION: XYLITOL CAN KILL YOUR PET if your it eats whatever you’ve cooked using Xylitol instead of sugar.

Sara Wong

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

coconut vinegar*

Sara Wong

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

is there a substitute for the coconut butter?


Wednesday 1st of July 2020

you can use regular apple cider vinegar instead. :)

Claudia D.

Sunday 5th of November 2017

Wonderful recipe! The fluffy batter with so little oil is a revelation ;o) I used chunks of apple instead of plums. Next time, I'll mix them into the batter. Speaking of the batter, I believe vanilla may be missing from the ingredients! I used 2 tsp. Thank you so much, Bianca!


Monday 6th of November 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, Claudia! I totally forgot about the vanilla but I added it in now. It's my go-to batter for simple cakes. Last summer, I made this exact cake with peaches instead of plums and it was so, so, so good too :)


Tuesday 8th of August 2017

What amount is "one stick"? I use Miyokos Butter or coconut butter exclusively so my guess was about 1/2 cup. We'll see how it turns out. Thanks


Tuesday 8th of August 2017

Hi Angelica, 1 stick of butter equals 4 oz, so you'll need 2 oz which is about 1/4 cup.