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So-Easy Vegan Plum Cake


  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup natural cane sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 11/4 cups plain almond milk (or nondairy milk of choice)
  • 5 tablespoons virgin coconut oil (or vegan margarine), melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 medium plums, sliced or quartered
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Dissolve yeast in tablespoon warm water and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Stir in the almond milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla, yeast mixture, and orange zest. Mix until combined (the dough should be fairly stiff).
  5. Spoon the batter into a 9-inch cake pan that has been greased and floured. Arrange plums atop batter. If desired, sprinkle with a bit more sugar.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top and puffed around the plums, or until tester comes out clean.