Gluten Free Coffee Cake Recipe

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Jacob Modified: December 13, 2021
Gluten Free Coffee Cake Recipe


How To Make Gluten Free Coffee Cake

Turn a classic cake into this gluten free coffee cake. It comes with all the things you love about it, including the crumbly streusel topping.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins


For Topping:

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, (112 g), melted
  • cup packed light brown sugar, (73 g)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, (50 g)
  • 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour blend, (140 g)
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum, omit if the blend already contains it
  • tsp kosher salt

For Cake Batter:

  • cup all purpose gluten free flour blend, (245 g)
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum, omit if your blend already contains it
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch, (18 g)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon, optional
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, (84 g), at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream, (256 g), at room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, (150 g)
  • 2 tbsp milk, 1 fl oz, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, (100 g (weighed out of shell)), at room temperature


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside.

Crumble Topping:

  1. The topping must be prepared first, so it can chill. In a medium-size bowl, place all the ingredients in the order listed, mixing to combine after each addition. Cover the bowl that holds the raw topping. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to chill until firm.

Cake Batter:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, place the flour, xanthan gum, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and optional cinnamon, and whisk to combine well. Set the bowl aside.
  2. In a large bowl with a handheld mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, place the butter, sour cream, granulated sugar, milk, and vanilla, and beat well on medium speed until very smooth. Add the eggs, and beat until just combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and mix by hand until just combined. The batter will be very thick, since the liquid is mainly sour cream.

Assemble and Bake:

  1. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer with a wet spatula. Press the spatula down in the corners to eliminate any air pockets.

  2. Remove the chilled crumble topping from the refrigerator. Uncover the topping, and use the tines of a fork to break up the mixture into irregular pieces.

  3. Scatter the crumble pieces evenly on top of the cake batter. Press down gently to help the topping adhere to the batter. Place the cake pan in the center of the preheated oven. Bake for about 40 minutes, until the center does not jiggle in the center when the pan is shaken from side to side gently.

  4. A cake tester inserted into the center should come out mostly clean. Do not overbake or the bottom will burn. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cake to cool to warm room temperature in the pan. Slice into squares and serve.


  • Sugar: 32g
  • :
  • Calcium: 98mg
  • Calories: 472kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Cholesterol: 97mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 75mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 313mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 763IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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