Einkorn Coffee Cake

Posted May 11, 2016 by Julie Koyle
The time dessert makes an acceptable breakfast! The cake is packed with sweetness and flavor!

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    Cake Batter

    • 2 cups Einkorn Flour
    • 1 cup Sucanat
    • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
    • 1 cup Milk
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 teaspoon Real Salt
    • 1/3 cup Melted Butter

    Crumb Topping

    • 1/2 cup Pecans
    • 1/3 cup Sucanat
    • 1/4 cup Einkorn Flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 3 tablespoons Butter


    1. Mix first seven ingredients in mixer.

    2. Fork last five ingredients together until crumbly.

    3. In a 9×13 pan, spread half of batter on the bottom. Crumble half the topping over the batter. Add remaining batter and crumble remainder of topping on top.

    4. Bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes.

    You can also make this recipe sourdough. Eight hours prior to baking (or overnight), mix the ingredients for the batter without the baking powder and egg and add 1 cup of sourdough start. When you’re ready to bake, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and the egg.

    14 thoughts on “Einkorn Coffee Cake

    1. Tessa

      I love your recipes. Thank you! I might be missing the Pinterest button, but I can not seem to find it on any of the recipes. How can I get it my pinterest account? Thanks!!

      1. Admin

        Tessa, we don’t have a pinterest button on the website, but everything we post on the website, we also post on our pinterest page. So, if you log into your pinterest and then go to https://www.pinterest.com/einkorn, you can have access to all our recipes and articles to pin, and you can follow us so you can see when we post anything new. I hope that helps!

    2. Eileen

      This cake was very salty. I didn’t know if the 1 Tblsp of salt was needed for leavening, or if the flavor was supposed to be a salted caramel kind of thing. I will make it again, but next time with 1/2 the salt called for in the recipe. Hopefully it will still rise well and be even more scrumptious, because aside from the salty undertaste it was very good.

      1. Admin

        Eileen, yikes! It was supposed to be a teaspoon of salt. I have updated the recipe. I appreciate you bringing this mistake to our attention, I’m just sorry your coffee cake had to be ruined over it. I hope it works better for you next time.

    3. Chandra

      I was looking for an Einkorn sourdough starter/discard recipe. Is there a way to convert this for use with discard? Very hopeful at the possibility!!

      Thank you!

      1. Admin

        Hi Chandra, I don’t know if I’m perfectly understanding your question. You can use any sourdough starter and adapt it for einkorn. Just begin feeding it with einkorn. Does that answer your question?

        1. Chandra

          Thanks so much for reply.
          I will one day learn to read entire recipe;
          I found the part at the end that mentions using starter.
          My question now is, do I use a full cup of starter
          in addt’n to the 2C flour in 1st part of recipe?

          Thanks again!

          1. Admin

            Hi Chandra, you don’t need to change the recipe at all, just add a little sourdough starter and follow those instructions at the bottom. A cup gives you an idea but the amount doesn’t really matter that much.

    4. Wendy Shine

      Since there has been so much information on the dangers of white sugar do you have replacement suggestions such as honey or maple syrup; or recipes with those already in the ingredients list?
      I am having so much fun using the einkorn mill and trying to start my own starter. Thank you so much!!

      1. Admin

        Hi Wendy, we use a lot of coconut sugar in place of white sugar. When I want to convert a recipe to use honey or maple syrup instead, I really like this article. I hope that helps.


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