Coffee Cake {Gluten Free}

IMG_5979Had a sweet craving this morning and, while sipping my coffee, really wanted to have some crumbly moist coffee cake.

However, as you gluten free foodies know – making delicious dishes like this are a little bit harder to make sans gluten.

Fortunately I found a wonderfully delightful recipe on Good Life Eats. I will be making this sweet coffee cake again and again.

Slightly modified the recipe to my taste – here is what I used below. Yum – you will for sure eat more than one piece this morning.

You will need: 1 ¼ cup almond flour (I used blanched almond meal), ¼ cup oat flour (if you don’t have this handy, grind up oats in the food processor), 2 tbsp. coconut flour, a dash of salt, 2 tbsp. cinnamon, 1/3 cup brown sugar, ¼ cup vegetable oil, ½ tsp. baking soda, ½ tsp. baking powder, 2 cage free eggs, 1 cap full vanilla extract and ½ cup skim milk.

I also made a sweet frosting to drizzle over the top of the hot cake.

For the frosting you will need: 1/3 cup cream cheese, 1/3 cup powder sugar and ½ cup milk.

Basically, all I did was first combine all the flours together and mix these up with a large fork. I also did not have any oat flour on hand. So, just poured ½ cup of oats into a food processor and made my own. Problem solved!

Add in the salt to your multiple gluten free flour mixture – then the cinnamon and brown sugar. Also put in the baking soda and powder. Stir these together good with the large fork.

Now add in the wet ingredients. Dump in the oil and eggs and stir. Lastly add in the vanilla and milk. Then, you will need to mix all this together into a nice little mixture.

Spray a 8X8 pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour in your yummy mixture. To add to the sugary taste, I created a topping of a little brown sugar and cinnamon that I sprinkled over the top of the cake.

Place this in the oven {heated to 375} for around 25 minutes.

To make the powder sugar frosting, I combined all the ingredients in the food processor and pulsed until the mixture looked creamy. Add more powder sugar, if you think it’s not sweet enough.

Pour your powder sugar frosting on top of the warm cake {I drizzled it with a spoon} – and enjoy!

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Apple Butter Gluten Free Spice Cake – Perfect For The Holidays!

ImageI can’t stop thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are just around the corner. Every time I walk in Trader Joe’s I am hit with a delightful cinnamon smell. My senses run wild and visions of sugar plum fairies dance in my head (to take from a song).

Last night I was feeling in the holiday mood – so what better way to feed this holiday spirit than with spice cake? The richness of the cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice is to-die-for good!

A co-worker of mine (who will remain nameless) really wanted me to incorporate the free apple butter I got last week from work into a culinary masterpiece –so found a way to add it to this gluten free spice cake!

This ingredient really makes the cake nice and moist. This gluten free cake will be a holiday show stopper for sure. Your family won’t even know it’s gluten free, trust me!

You will need: 1 tablespoon butter, 1 ½ cup apple butter,  3/4 cup packed light brown sugar, 3 tablespoons olive oil,  1/2 half and half creamer, 1 cage free egg, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice and 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 and spray an 8 inch square pan with cooking spray. Just need to get this ready to pour the spice cake goodness in to!

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This is the magical holiday cake.

First, in a bowl, pour in your apple butter, brown sugar and olive oil – whisk these together. Add in cream, egg and vanilla. Mix well.

Next add in the gluten free flour, melted 1 tbsp of butter, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and pumpkin spice. Whisk until smooth.

Pour the batter into the pan. Then sprinkle some loose cinnamon and brown sugar over the top of your sweet, little spice cake. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

I am going to start bringing this to Thanksgiving and Christmas parties. It will be a crowd favorite. You can pair it with a glaze icing or low-fat cream cheese. It is great for breakfast too. Enjoy.