The Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake
Filled with cinnamon swirls and a thick gluten free cinnamon streusel topping, this homemade gluten free coffee cake recipe is absolutely delicious! This recipe walks you through every step to make this incredible cake. I include an easy dairy-free option for my readers who are also dairy-free.
I promise to keep this story brief, but Mr. Fearless Dining’s weakness is coffee cake. The higher the crumble topping, the better…only he never told me this. It wasn’t until I created and perfected this recipe and he promptly ate two slices that he told me.
I had to laugh, how do you keep such important information from your wife? Especially when she is a blogger who develops gluten free recipes for fun? I guess the saying you learn something new about your partner each day really is true.
If you love cakes as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free cake recipes.
What Is The Difference Between This Dairy And Gluten
The only difference between making a gluten-free Victoria sponge and a normal one is the flour you use.
Its important to read this article: What Is A Gluten Free Flour Blend?before you start baking. It will save you lots of money on ingredients wasted on less than perfect results.
For this recipe, I use my wholegrain gluten-free flour blend, for the reasons outlined above. It never results in dry, tough or otherwise unpleasant cakes.
You can buy it from my shop here. This flour is very easy to work with and requires no additional expensive ingredients when it comes to cake making. Just use it in place of wheat flour in your favourite cake recipes.
How To Make Salted Caramel
Caramel, in all its tasty goodness, can often feel a bit intimidating to make. But Im here to walk you through this easy homemade dairy-free salted caramel sauce so dont start sweating yet. The key to caramel sauce is having everything measured and ready to go before you start. Therefore, you dont have a mad scramble for ingredients and can focus on getting that perfect caramelization.
First, start by adding the granulated sugar to a medium pot and begin to cook over medium-high heat. Do not stir the sugar. Stirring will cause the sugar to crystalize and leave you with a grainy caramel sauce. No bueno! If needed, you can gently swirl the sugar in the pot by the handle but do so very sparingly. Allow the sugar to melt and begin to boil.
Next, continue to let the sugar boil until it begins to change color. This can happen quite quickly so keep your eye on it. Now is not the time to call your aunt Susan for a chat or take a bathroom break. As the color starts to change give the pot a gentle swirl but refrain from stirring or vigorously shaking it. It should start to smell like caramelized heaven.
What Causes A Gluten
You might see cracks if your temperature is too high, or your cake is placed in the oven too high. The heat of baking activates the baking powder and causes it to release carbon dioxide, which forms bubbles and raises the cake.
If your oven is too hot, that process is sped up. Make sure to place your cake in the center, and regularly check your ovenâs temperature.
Another reason is if you are at a high altitude. If you are baking this gluten-free vanilla cake at a high altitude consider cutting the baking powder in half.
Can You Freeze Cake
Of course, nobody bakes a cake the day of the party, so Im sure you are wondering, can this allergy-friendly cake be frozen? The short answer is yes! You can bake the layers and freeze them, take the cake out of the freezer the day of the party, make the dairy-free frosting, and assemble it.
Want to save more time? Make the entire cake and freeze it, whole, and take it out the night of the party. If you have room in your freezer, then why not? Thawing out this cake does not affect its delicious texture and flavor, and youll save yourself a lot of time.
I know that making an allergy-friendly cake from scratch can seem overwhelming -where do you even find the ingredients? Well, for starters, you are probably using most of them already so know that they are often easy to swap for another brand. This recipe is not brand specific.
For most people with severe food allergies, using a mix out of the box isnt an option, so this version allows you to select your favorite gluten-free flour.
Youll also find that the use of chocolate non-dairy milk gives this cake a moist, rich texture that will bring everyone back for seconds. You can find this dairy-free option in the refrigerated section of your grocery.
For more clean desserts that have no gluten or nuts and focus on clean sugars check out my latest cookbook, Clean Treats for Everyone.
Clean Treats Cookbook
Healthy and wholesome dessert recipes youll want to eat made with clean ingredients you already have on hand.
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Orange Olive Oil Cake
Add some citrussy zing to your baking with this orange olive oil cake, topped with a rosemary and cardamom drizzle. It’s gluten-free and super delicious
The secret of Jodie Montgomery-Cranny’s delicious gluten-free dessert is grated butternut squash
My Favorite Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Join me as we take a dive back into the most popular Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe on the internetmy favorite two-year-old gluten free dairy free cake recipe. Today, Im sharing new tips and tricks for the BEST vegan gluten free chocolate cake! Lets do it!
Moist. Rich. Chocolatey. And just about EVERYTHING youd want in the perfect vegan chocolate cake. Yeah, I said it. PERFECT. .
Do you have a favorite cake flavor? Without having to think too hard, youd probably guess that my favorite cake of all time is vegan gluten free chocolate cake. I mean, youd guess this so easily considering the majority of my recipes sound like Ultimate Fudgy Paleo Vegan Brownies, Gluten Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Muffins and Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes .
Theres just something about having my cake and eating it too that makes life so much sweeter. Of course now I have to tangent into the age-old discussion of why you would have cake and not eat it??? Whats up with that saying? Its always bothered me!!
So after many long-winded discussions , Erik and I agreed on the following:
- Having your cake = being in possession of it meaning you have 1 cake to your name.
- Eating your cake = enjoying the cake and soon-to-be not having any more cake to your name = you cant have the cake because youre eating/disappearing it.
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How Do I Make This Gluten Free And Dairy Free Coffee Cake
It is so incredibly moist and spongy when you pierce your fork into it and watch the crisp crumble fall to the sides of the plate you will not be able to help yourself to keep coming back for each bite and then scraping the crumble off of the plate, onto the fork and into your mouth.
The Creamy Buttercream Frosting
Now, Id be remiss if I didnt mention that the chocolate buttercream frosting is equally impressive. Like lick the bowl impressive. Its also vegan, dairy-free and paleo, depending on how you make it.
Ive separated that recipe into its own post, so that you can easily search for it and use on other cake or cupcake recipes in the future. But together, Im not kidding when I say that this is by far the best paleo chocolate cake recipe out there. It may even be the best chocolate cake recipe. Period.
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Do Not Make Substitutes
I designed this recipe specifically around the ingredients and amounts listed. If you make any substitutes at all, the recipe is different and I cant guarantee the results. Any small change, even if its swapping one flour for another, can cause terrible results. And definitely do not use almond flour, coconut flour or any other kind of flour expecting ideal results. All of those flours work very differently in this recipe.
Dark Chocolate Ganache Cherry Cheesecake
Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Paleo Vegan Soy-Free Refined Sugar-Free
This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake has a pecan coconut crust, a layer of creamy vanilla bean cheesecake, topped by a layer of vibrant cherry cheesecake. Vegan dark chocolate ganache is spread all over the top! Youll go crazy for this gluten-free, paleo, and vegan treat.
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Tips For Baking The Best Gluten
- Line the bottoms of the 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper. Trace the bottoms of the cake pans with a pencil and cut them out with scissors to have them fit perfectly!
- Use gluten-free cooking spray to grease your cake pans. I like gluten-free coconut oil cooking spray.
- Make sure to take the time to soften the butter.
- Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 15 minutes and then finish cooling on a cooling rack.
- Allow the cakes to completely cool before your frost them.
Making Cakes Pretty Is The Best Part Of My Job
She told me upfront that they didn’t have high expectations for the cake to taste good, but hoped it would be pretty. Of course, making cakes pretty is the best part of my job, so I decided to give it a shot.
And to my great surprise… it ended up tasting good and being pretty .
Here’s what Stephenie had to say after the fact:
My day was made! Not that I plan on baking cakes like this often. I’m thrilled to have a recipe in my pocket that works and makes clients happy!
So, with my very limited knowledge of baking allergen-free cakes, I’m going to share the very specific recipe I used. And by specific, I mean I’m going to list the exact ingredients . I’m not a paid representative of any of these companies and there may be suitable substitutions. I’m just going to tell you what worked for me along with what I think would work in the way of substitutions.
So here goes…
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How To Use Gf Sponge Cake
This gluten-free chiffon cake makes a versatile base for many types of cakes and sweet treats.
- Layer it with whipped mascarpone, berry chia jam, and fresh berries, as shown here, for a gluten-free strawberry cake.
- Spread it with lemon curd and whipped cream.
- Brush the cake with flavored syrups or boozy spirits before topping with frosting or ganache.
- Make fully gluten-free dairy-free cake by using whipped coconut cream.
- Cut into slices to make my easy gluten-free tiramisu recipe.
- Poke it all over and douse with tres leches mixture. A variation of this batter also works for a roulade or jelly-roll cake. Get the recipes for citrus trifle, coconut tres leches cake, and roulade cake in my cookbook Alternative Baker!
What Is Xanthan Gum And Why Do I Need To Use It
Wheat flour contains gluten and gluten is the binder, it holds the mixture together creating that soft fluffy texture we all love. When you are not baking with gluten that binder needs to be replaced. Typically xanthan gum is used as the binder. It works very well and has become the staple for gluten free baking.
Other binders that work well are guar gum and psyllium husk. Psyllium husk is a grain free alternative and it works, but not as well as xanthan gum.
In this recipe you can use your favorite nuts, but I have found that pecans or walnuts are my favorite for this. Feel free to use either, or blend both, but make sure to chop them up fine.
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Allergens In This Recipe
Disclaimer: I try to note potential allergens in all recipes but as you know, manufacturers can change ingredient formulations or I may miss something. Always double check ingredients and labels prior to consuming if you have an allergy.
This recipe is dairy free and gluten free.
As long as you choose a flour that is soy-free and a vegan butter that is soy-free its also a soy-free recipe.
This recipe does contain eggs and tree nuts. The egg is fairly essential to the structure here, so it may be tough to try to modify that. If you do and find a way to do it successfully, feel free to leave a comment!
Removing tree nuts from this recipe is easy though just use vanilla oat milk in place of the almond milk, and youve made the recipe nut-free.
The Taste: Vegan Gluten Free Cake: Chocolate Edition
This vegan gluten free cake is one of the most popular on the internet for a reason. Its GOOD. Like, hella good.
The Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake: is moist and fluffy with rich, deep chocolate flavor and the perfect crumb. Its not too light and not too denselanding somewhere perfectly in between.
The Vegan Chocolate Frosting: rich, creamy and delightfully chocolatey. While the cake portion of this vegan GF cake is lightly sweet, the 2 ingredient vegan chocolate frosting is on the sweeter, creamier side to balance out the dark chocolate flavors of the cake.
Together, these two components make for the best vegan gluten free cake recipe ever. Try if for yourself and see.
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