Just Like Grandma’s

This ain’t your grandma’s Swedish Tea Ring Coffee Cake. Unless of course, you know, your grandma was vegan.


For the Dough:

  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm non-dairy milk¬† (scalded then cooled)
  • 1/2 cup vegan sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Reconstituted egg replacer equivalent to 2 eggs (Energ-G brand)
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy margarine, softened (Earth Balance brand)
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour

For the Filling:

  • 4 Tbs. non-dairy margarine, softened (Earth Balance brand)
  • 1 cup vegan brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 tsp. cinnamon


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

For the Icing:

  • 2 cups vegan powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs. non-dairy milk
  • 1¬† tsp vanilla

To Prepare:


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Stir in milk, sugar, salt, egg replacer, margarine, and 2 1/2 cups flour, then beat until smooth.
  3. Mix in enough remaining flour to make a dough that is kneadable and not too sticky.
  4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  5. Place in a greased bowl, then flip right side up and cover. Let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 1 1/2 hours.


  1. Punch dough down, then roll into a 15 x 9 inch rectangle.
  2. Spread dough with margarine.
  3. In a bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle mixture evenly over dough along with optional filling ingredients.
  4. Roll up, beginning at wide end, then pinch to seal.
  5. Lay dough seam side down on a greased or parchment paper lined pan.
  6. Bring ends of roll together, forming a circle, then pinch ends together to seal.
  7. With scissors, make cuts 2/3 of the way through the dough at 1 inch intervals.
  8. Turn each dough section on its side.
  9. Let rise until double.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until center of rolls are fully baked.


  1. Combine all icing ingredients and mix until smooth, then drizzle over slightly cooled tea ring.

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