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Orange Tea-Infused Blueberry Crumb Cake

February 16, 2015


blueberry crumb phoebespurefoodConfession time: As much as we’re fans of chai and fall and squashy stuff, the pumpkin spice everything craze is starting to feel stale. In rebellion, we’re dreaming of—and eating—berries while dreaming of the approaching spring.

If you want something fruity and cakey, this blueberry crumb cake is just the thing to brighten your day. It’s infused with orange tea and a little bit of spice, giving it a subtle complexity you’re going to adore.

Plus, crumbs! We love anything with crumbs.

Serve this gluten-free and vegan beauty at your next brunch, or be understandably selfish and keep it all to yourself. We won’t tell.

Orange Tea-Infused Blueberry Crumb Cake recipe and photo from Phoebe’s Pure Food

The Crumbs


  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 25 ounces white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt


Combine all the crumbs ingredients with your fingers or fork and place in refrigerator.

The Cake


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon loose orange tea blend
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free pancake mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh orange zest (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosewater
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
  2. Prepare an 8″ x 8″ baking dish or 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with coconut oil.
  3. In a small saucepan place the ½ cup coconut oil and tea. Melt over low heat.
  4. Keep on low for 20 minutes.
  5. Carefully strain out tea leaves.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, cardamom, orange zest, and sugar.
  8. In a small bowl combine the applesauce, milk, orange juice, vanilla, rosewater, and coconut oil.
  9. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined.
  10. Pour into greased baking dish, spread blueberries and top with crumbs.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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