Orange Creamsicle Vegan Donuts

Orange Creamsicle Vegan Donuts

These Orange Creamsicle Vegan Cake Donuts are light, refreshing, and with the perfect citrus flavor. Topped with a silky glaze and creamy orange buttercream. 

These Orange Creamsicle Vegan Cake Donuts are infused with natural orange flavor. You can also make cupcakes using this recipe. They make the perfect treat for your Easter feast. Although they look for kids, they are great for adults as well. I created a tutorial for you to make with your family.

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Vegan Avocado Brownies (Healthy & Gluten-Free)

Vegan Avocado Brownies (Healthy & Gluten-Free)

Fudgy and rich vegan avocado brownies are better than regular brownies. These are flavorful, spongy, and packed with chocolate and nutrients.

These vegan avocado brownies are healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. They are great for breakfast, dessert, or a special treat. Since we should not feel guilty after eating a treat, I added healthy ingredients to this brownie recipe. No one will tell that the star ingredient in this recipe is avocados. I grew up eating avocados and we used them for different purposes. Adding avocados to desserts instead of oil will add a lighter texture to your baked goods. Plus, adding healthy fats is a great idea. These vegan avocado brownies are also great to celebrate any occasion.

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Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Empanadas (Empanadillas de Pizza Vegan)

Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Empanadas (Empanadillas de Pizza Vegan)
Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Empanadas are crispy, flavorful finger food, snack, appetizer, or light meal. They have a crispy puff pastry shell and a delicious vegan pepperoni pizza filling. Plus they can be made gluten-free, baked, oil fry, or in the air fryer.

I used my puff pastry recipe for these vegan empanadas. Find it under my Vegan Quesitos recipe. Storebought empanada disks are a good option but they contain milk. If you follow a vegan diet it’s best if you make your own.

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Vegan Quesitos – Puerto Rican Cream Cheese Pastries

Vegan Quesitos – Puerto Rican Cream Cheese Pastries

Vegan Quesitos are crispy, flaky, and decadent puff pastry filled with a delicious vegan cream cheese filling.

Vegan Quesitos – Puerto Rican Cream Cheese Puff Pastries is my vegan version of the most delicious and popular pastries in Puerto Rico. You can find them around the island in bakeries, food stands, and restaurants. I grew up eating quesitos from my neighborhood bakery in the town of Bayamon. They had the best pastries in my town. After moving to the states, it was hard for me to find them here, so I learned how to bake them. They were a big hit when I ran my bakery in Kentucky. My vegan quesitos won’t disappoint you!

The regular recipe calls for cream cheese, corn syrup, and an egg wash. My vegan quesitos are;  refined sugar-free, easy to make and so delicious. Make your own puff pastry or simplify your life by buying it. Pepperidge Farm is probably your best bet when looking for a vegan puff pastry. Many store-bought puff pastries are made without dairy or egg because it makes them more shelf-stable.

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Coffee Coffee Cake with Pumpkin Streusel – Healthy and Vegan

Coffee Coffee Cake with Pumpkin Streusel – Healthy and Vegan

This Coffee Coffee Cake with Pumpkin Streusel is a delicious twist of the regular Coffee Cake recipe. This decadent cake is infused with delicious dark roasted coffee from Honduras. It’s rich, moist, fluffy, and so delicious! Trust me, you would love this cake.

It’s not a secret that I’m addicted to coffee. Dark roasted from Latin American is my favorite kind. I’ve been wanting to try a coffee cake recipe for a while now. Although the word coffee is in the name of the recipe, the classic coffee cake recipe doesn’t have coffee. Clearly, I needed to try a coffee cake recipe with actual coffee. Definitely this coffee, coffee cake is a game-changer.

Paradiso Farm Honduras Coffee

For this cake, I use dark roast coffee from Honduras roasted in Vermont by Paradiso Farm (not sponsored, just a recommendation). This coffee is so rich and delicious. Also, I added a twist of pumpkin spice to the recipe and it turned out heavenly. As a result, it will give you fall vibes and everything nice. If you want to try other fall recipes check out my Pumpkin Spice Cake and my Pumpkin Spice Tartlets

Let’s talk about the coffee:

Some coffee coffee cake recipes call for instant coffee or coffee granules. Undoubtedly, I had to use strong brew high-quality coffee for my recipe. Without any doubt, the fresh brew coffee works like a charm. If you are susceptible to caffeine you can totally use decaf coffee.

Streusel Topping:

Firstly, let me tell you that I love streusel topping so much. It wouldn’t be the same without it. This streusel calls for espresso coffee granules, but you can totally leave it out. Although the flavors would not be the same. I saved part of the streusel and baked it for 8 minutes. Then I used it as a topping for my cake.

Coffee Glaze:

This coffee glaze will melt in your mouth. If you want to make it sugar-free you can use a sugar-free sweetener like Swerve. Also, you can add peanut butter, cookie butter, or hazelnut spread.

This Coffee Coffee Cake with Pumpkin Streusel is:

  • Easy to make
  • Healthy
  • You can make it sugar-free
  • Rich and flavorful
  • Moist and spongy
  • The perfect dessert, breakfast, or snack

To conclude, this cake is the perfect dessert for breakfast, snack, or dessert. When baking always use quality ingredients. Also, make sure your ingredients are room temperature before making the recipe.

Coffee Coffee Cake with Pumpkin Streusel

This Coffee Coffee Cake with Pumpkin Streusel is a delicious twist of the regular Coffee Cake recipe. This decadent cake is infused with delicious dark roasted coffee from Honduras.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, coffe coffe cake, coffee cake, dessert, healthy baking
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Mariela

Equipment

  • Cake pan
  • Hand or electric mixer

Ingredients

Pumpkin Streusel

  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar I used Splenda blend
  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp Instant coffee powder 
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp Unsalted butter, melted  I used dairy free

Cake

  • 1 3/4 cups All-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 tsp Baking powder 
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 
  • 1/4 tsp Pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 cup Strong brewed coffee (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup Sour cream  (I used Vegan – Follow your Heart)
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted butter, room temperature I used vegan
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar  I used Lakanto Monk Fruit
  • 2 Eggs (I replaced it using Aquafaba)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract 

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-Inch Springform Pan, round cake 8-Inch pan or a Bundt cake pan.
  • For the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, instant coffee powder and salt. Add the softened butter and using a fork mix until crumbs form. Use your hands to form clumps. Set aside.
  • For the cake: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and pumpkin spice. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the coffee and sour cream until smooth.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs or aquafaba, one at a time, mixing until well combined. Add the vanilla extract and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Starting and ending with the dry ingredients, alternate adding the flour mixture and the coffee mixture to the stand mixer; mix each addition well, scraping the bowl each addition.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and top with crumb topping, spreading it evenly. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

Notes

  • For better results use room temperature ingredients.
  • Replace regular sour cream for a plain vegan sour cream brand.
  • To replace the eggs the best option in baking in my opinion is aquafaba.
    Aquafaba: Make sure to give your aquafaba a light whisk before using. Three tablespoons of aquafaba is equivalent to about one whole egg, while two tablespoons of aquafaba is equivalent to about one egg white. Keep in mind that a can of chickpeas yields about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of this liquid, so about eight to 12 tablespoons.