Everyone who loves crumbles should try this healthy version of a classic crumble cake with a wholemeal shortcrust pastry.
It is made from whole grain and nut butter, an addictive poppy seed semolina filling, refreshingly sweet blackberries and covered with cinnamon nut crumble.
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Classic crumbles are made with flour, butter and sugar. The crumbles are made without oil, butter or the like and taste just as good if not better than the original.
This healthy vegan and wfpb version is prepared with nutmeg, whole wheat flour, and sugar alternatives such as maple syrup.
A simple but special recipe that goes perfectly with brunch, dessert, and with coffee and cake.
Prepare this vegan blackberry crumble with a poppy seed filling in no time at all.
Here I want to show you not only how to bake the recipe, but also alternative options that you may be able to replace due to intolerances.
Are Crumb Cake and Coffee Cake the same?
Both cakes look similar. The two cakes have a cake bottom and crumbs on top.
The main difference between a crumb cake and a coffee cake is that a crumb cake has much more crumbs than a coffee cake.
And the coffee cake has more of a cake bottom than the crumb cake and less streusel.
What is the difference between streusel and crumb?
Actually there is no difference between both. Streusel is the German word for crumbs and the Americans adopt the word Streusel in their vocabulary.
Is crumb cake german?
Crumb Cake, or known as Streuselkuchen in Germany, is a German specialty.
The first crumb cake is known from Silesia (Schlesien) which is a historical region located in Poland, Czechia and Germany.
Now let's take a look at how to make vegan crumble cake with blackberries and poppy seeds. As well as possible replacement products.
Before we go into more detail, I would like to give you a brief overview of the ingredients that are included in this delicious crumb cake.
The exact amount can be found below in the recipe card.
Coconut Blossom Sugar (or other sweetener)
White Whole Wheat Flour or gluten-free flour mixture
Almond Flour (ground almonds)
Poppy Seed Filling:
Zest of a Lemon
Durum Wheat Semolina
Hazelnut or Almond Flour
White Whole Wheat Flour
Almond Milk Substitute
Do you have another vegan milk at home, e.g. oat milk, soy milk? Then of course you can also use this milk alternative.
I mostly use almond milk because it is tasteless.
If you don't want to resort to a sugar alternative and you'd prefer to naturally sweeten, you can quickly make date puree as a sugar substitute. Here you can replace it 1:1.
You can also prepare this cake in gluten-free, simply use a gluten-free flour mixture instead of white whole wheat flour.
You could also try replacing it with oat flour. Here, of course, only if you don't mind the taste of oats in cakes.
To make the poppy seed filling gluten-free, you can use polenta instead of semolina. Polenta is made from corn and is therefore gluten-free.
Almond Butter Substitute
Do you have another nut butter at home and want to use it? Then you can use cashew butter or any other butter.
If you want to make it nut-free, then you can confidently fall back on tahini or sunflower butter.
Almond Flour Substitute
If you don't want to use almonds, you can also use ground seeds that are high in fat.
E.g. sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds are very suitable for this. To do this, simply grind the seeds into a fine flour in a high-performance mixer.
If you have any further questions regarding the ingredients or the preparation or maybe you have some tips, then I look forward to reading from you in the comments below. I always look forward to learning new things.
Preparing the vegan version of a crumble cake is not much different from the traditional one.
Instead of butter, we use nut or seed butter for the shortcrust pastry.
We also use whole grain flour e.g. spelt or wheat. And it is processed into a delicious short pastry. For the poppy seed filling, we prepare a semolina porridge and add this poppy seed.
The blackberries are easily distributed on the cake, which makes the vegan sprinkles so beautifully juicy.
We prepare the crumbles from whole white wheat flour and ground nuts, which you would like to snack on raw while preparing.
That is what I do. And when you make crumbs it's like a must, isn’t it?
For best results during storage, you should cover the vegan crumble cake. I prefer to use a cake container and put it in the fridge.
Basically, there is no reason not to freeze the crumble cake. Unfortunately, I haven't tried it myself yet.
However, the semolina pudding could get a little watery. I would freeze the bottom and crumble separately. So you can quickly prepare a crumble cake with blackberries.
All you have to do is prepare the poppy seed semolina filling.
Here I give a clear yes. So the cake lasts for a few days. Just make sure it is kept sealed.
E.g. In a cake container or the like.
More vegan Cake Recipes
- Cherry Cream Cake
- Mandarine Cream Cake
- Crumb Quiche
- Sticky, Gooey Brownies (Vegan, Sugar-free)
- Blueberry Bundt Cake
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I made it and it turned out amaazinggg😍😍😍OMG!I used grounded nuts instead of almond flour and whole grain flour and peanut butter and it was totally fine!definetly going to make it again!Thanks a lot
Anastasiya, so happy you liked it. 🙂
What a lovely looking cake! I'm planning to give it a try using the GF flour blend and semolina alternatives. Any recommendations on GF flour brands that have worked well? Also, have you tried this using frozen blackberries?
You could try the bobs red mill gf baking flour. I haven't tried it yet. I am pretty sure it will work with frozen blackberries as well.
My family is transitioning to WFPB and my husband is missing desserts. This crumble will make him very happy! Poppy seeds are not available where we live, what can I use as a substitute? Thank you!
I haven't substitute it yet. But maybe you could use chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp seeds. But I am not sure how it will change the taste. If you try it, let me know how you liked it.
How do the crumbles hold together since there isn’t any liquid in them?
You add 100g almond butter. It gets crumby like with butter or oil.
This looks so yummy! What gluten-free option would you recommend in lieu of semolina?
Thank you for your question. You can easily use polenta instead of semolina to make it gluten-free. Hope this helped you. Would love to hear from you again when you made the cake.
Oh, I really like these kinds of cakes. 🙂 This one is just too good. 🙂 Thank you for the amazing recipe!
I also shared it on my blog:
Thank you so much for the huge compliment and for sharing it on your side. It is such a pleasure.
Sara | mshealthesteem.com says
This cake is sooo beautiful Jasmin! I'm so excited to make it. And I know it's something my dad will adore so I'll need to make it for him too ♡.
Your photography is absolutely beautiful love. This cake looks amazing and the ingredients are perfection! Thank you so much for sharing ?
Sara thank you so much for your amazing feedback. And I am so happy when your dad will love it. Would love to hear how he liked it. And thank you so much for your huge compliment. :* Have a wonderful day.