Cinnamon Cake

serves 10-12

20 minutes prep time

By Morgan Shupe, categorized in Treats

Cinnamon Cake

Need the perfect afternoon tea recipe? Why not start with cinnamon cake! This gluten-free cinnamon cake has vanilla Vega® in it for an extra bit of nutrition.


195  g gluten-free all-purpose flour
30 g Vanilla Vega® Essentials or Vanilla Vega® Clean* Protein
150 g sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 Tbsp cinnamon
125 mL coconut oil or plant-based alternative to butter, cold
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp water)
190 mL  unsweetened almond drink

Streusel Topping

45 g oats
24 g almond flour (or ground almonds)
55 g brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
75 mL coconut oil or plant-based alternative to butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4  and grease a 20 cm round cake tin.
  2. Combine the flour, Vega® Essentials or Clean* Protein, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Cut the coconut oil or plant-based alternative to butter into the dry ingredients.
  4. Add in the flax egg and almond drink, then mix until combined.
  5. Press into the cake tin and level with your fingers.
  6. Combine all the streusel topping ingredients together and sprinkle onto the cake mixture.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Serve warm.

*At Vega®, Clean means: Non-GMO, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, gluten-free and non-dairy ingredients.