Archive for May, 2009

What’s better than waking up to the tantalizing aroma of piping hot coffee or elegant seeped tea? Mom works day and night for you from birth until the end, this is her day to deserve some love and care. There’s always the general flowers, chocolate, cute card that says “I heart u” and all, but why not wake her up with something special? 

Presenting Kombucha Dove’s Coffee Cake!

Love Coffee Cake

Kombucha Dove’s coffee cake 

Makes one 8 x 3 ” loaf



1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 TBS golden or ground flax seed

1/2 TBS baking powder

1/2 TBS natural sugar

2.5 TBS coconut milk, rice or soy yogurt

1.5 TBS non-dairy milk (Soy, Rice, Coconut, Hemp, Almond, Hazlenut, etc.)

2 TBS cup orange juice

1 TSP pure vanilla extract and/or coffee extract

a healthy shake of cinnamon


1/4 cup Whole wheat Pastry flour

2 TBS oats

1/2 TBS chopped walnuts

1 TSP Natural sugar

1/2 TSP baking powder

1 TSP Liquid Sweetener (Maple Syrup, agave nectar, honey, etc.)

shake of cinnamon

1 TSP Non-hydrogenated margarine (Earth’s balance, spectrum spread, smart balance, etc.)

2 TBS non dairy milk


1) preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease an 8 by 3 ” baking pan

2) make the topping in a small bowl

3) combined the dry ingredients for the cake in another bowl

4) combined the wet ingredients for the cake in another bowl

5) Pour the wet into the dry for the cake only- mix throughly but don’t don’t over mix

6) pour batter into pan

7) crumble on topping with clean hands 

8) bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven

9) Enjoy!

*Note: if not consuming within the next day or two, wrap the coffee cake into tinfoil or plastic wrap and freeze for up to a month

You must use these variations Optional add ins: 

Tropical: pineapple, mango, coconut, lime

Snickers: caramel sauce drizzled after baking, chocolate chips and peanuts in topping instead of walnuts

Apple and walnuts

Cinnamon Raisin 

Very berry: any berries

Carrot cake: shredded carrot, walnuts, raisins, coconut

Mocha: coffee instead of non-dairy milk

Banana: a spoonful of cubed banana, walnuts, coconut and raisins

Cocoa spice: cocoa powder, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg  

Pumpkin: pumpkin puree instead of the non dairy milk

Christmas: Peppermint extract and crushed candy canes

Hot cocoa: cocoa powder, Marshmellow or ricemellow fluff

Cookie Dough: a little extra sugar, chocolate chips 

The list is endless!!!

What’s your favorite variation?


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Welcome to Kombucha Dove! I am Lucy, aka Kombucha Dove.  Join me on my baking adventures, life lessons and balancing of work and fun as one individual makes her way through this crazy world! Thanks, hope to hear from you soon! 🙂

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