My kids always light up when I tell them we're having cake for breakfast. I do, too, actually. Coffee cake always reminds me of my mom, PTA bake sales, coffee dates. There is something special about starting the day with a slice of cake.
Before we begin:
Add 2 TBS of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk of your choice. This is cheater buttermilk. It will curdle and thicken.
Add 1/4 cup water to 1 TBS flax meal. This replaces the egg you would normally find in a cake.
For the cake:
2 1/2 cups flour of your choice. I used all-purpose, but you can use something else.
1 1/2 cups brown or raw sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Combine all dry ingredients. Add sour milk and flax mixture all at once. Stir till just combined. Do not over stir.
Pour into prepared cake pan.
For the topping:
1 cup flour
1 cup brown or raw sugar
1/2 cup flax meal
6 TBS melted coconut oil or butter substitute
Combine all ingredients.
Spread evenly over the top of the unbaked cake.
Bake 45 minutes at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool 5-10 minutes. Serve warm.