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The BEST Gluten-Free Espresso Cake (1 Bowl!)

Brunch lovers, REJOICE! We got down to make a espresso cake even your gluten-loving, dairy-obsessed mates would adore, and we expect we’ve executed it. This espresso cake is extremely FLUFFY, completely candy, filled with cinnamon, undetectably gluten-free, and simply SO scrumptious!

It’s the perfect cake to serve at brunch, together with your morning coffee or afternoon tea, or actually for any event. Made in simply 1 bowl for simple cleanup, we have now a sense it’ll be your new go-to! Get your espresso brewing and let’s make some cake!

Brown sugar, cane sugar, gluten-free flour blend, eggs, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vegan butter, and almond flour

We’ve executed gluten-free espresso cake earlier than (displays A and B), however this time is completely different. It’s drop-your-mic, call-your-mom, scream-from-the-rooftops good. It’s we-should-retire-and-stop-posting-new-recipes-because-nothing’s-going-to-be-better good. Sure, that good (don’t fear, cease crying, we aren’t really leaving you)!

Okay, sufficient teasing — lets present you the best way to make it? This espresso cake begins with beating the sugar and vegan butter to start out off on a tremendous FLUFFY be aware.

Whipping cane sugar and vegan butter in a mixing bowl

Subsequent we add eggs, which construct on the fluffy texture whereas additionally making certain it has the good quantity of crumb with out being crumbly! Then we spherical out the moist components with dairy-free yogurt, which provides moisture with out watering down the combination.

In case you thought we have been executed with fluffiness, suppose once more! Baking powder provides much more rise.

Whipping coffee cake batter in a glass bowl

The ultimate superheroes on this gluten-free espresso cake batter? A mixture of our gluten-free flour blend and almond flour! Whereas the gluten-free mix absorbs the liquids to maintain the cake gentle and provides every chew some chew, almond flour provides a superbly crumbly texture and lightness to the cake.

The batter is separated by a brown sugar-cinnamon swirl, which provides each taste and visible curiosity. We eat with our eyes first, in any case!

Spreading batter over a cinnamon sugar swirl layer

The ultimate contact is a cinnamon sugar crumble topping with simply sufficient cinnamon to spice it barely.

Sprinkling a crumble topping over the coffee cake batter

We’re SO excited so that you can do this espresso cake! It’s:

Completely candy
Undetectably gluten-free
& SO scrumptious!

It’s good for brunch, vacation breakfasts, alongside your morning coffee or afternoon tea, and to share with household and mates!

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If you happen to do this recipe, tell us! Depart a remark, charge it, and don’t overlook to tag a photograph @minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, mates!

Mugs of coffee next to slices of gluten-free coffee cake

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes

Total Time 55 minutes

Servings 16 (Slices)

Course Brunch, Dessert

Cuisine Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Freezer Friendly 1 month

Does it keep? 2-3 Days

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  • 1 ½ Tbsp brown sugar (guarantee natural if vegan)
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup MB 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour Blend*
  • 1/4 cup softened vegan butter (we like Miyoko’s // dairy butter works if not vegan/dairy-free)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar (guarantee natural if vegan)
  • 2 tsp floor cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Preheat your oven to 350 levels F (176 C) and line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Put aside.
  • CAKE BATTER: To a medium mixing bowl, add the cane sugar and softened vegan butter. Utilizing an electric mixer, beat on medium/excessive pace till gentle and fluffy. Subsequent, add eggs and beat till pale yellow and fluffy. Add dairy-free yogurt and blend once more. Lastly, add gluten-free flour, almond flour, baking powder, and sea salt and blend till absolutely included. The batter will probably be very thick — someplace between cake batter and cookie dough.
  • Unfold half of the batter on the underside of your parchment-lined baking pan and sprinkle the highest with 1 ½ Tbsp of brown sugar and 1 ½ tsp cinnamon. Unfold the remaining batter on high of the cinnamon sugar, scraping the bowl clear.

  • TOPPING: To the identical (now empty) mixing bowl, add the gluten-free flour, vegan butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and blend on low pace till absolutely mixed. It ought to look crumbly.

  • Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly excessive of the espresso cake. Bake for 38-42 minutes, till a toothpick inserted comes out clear with only some crumbs left on the toothpick. Let cool within the pan for quarter-hour earlier than eradicating and cooling for one more 15. Take pleasure in heat or at room temperature.

  • Retailer leftover espresso cake in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 2-3 days. To freeze, place cake slices in an hermetic container and freeze for as much as 1 month. Let come to room temperature to defrost.

*For a vegan model, take a look at our 1-Bowl Vegan Coffee Cake (GF, Oil-Free).
*We examined with coconut sugar and whereas it really works, we a lot most well-liked the cane sugar model. The cane sugar yielded a light-weight, fluffy texture and a wonderfully candy taste.
*Our DIY GF Flour Blend additionally works on this recipe, but it surely’s just a little crumbly. Retailer-bought blends (corresponding to Bob’s Purple Mill 1:1 GF Baking Flour) would additionally possible work however will in all probability be a bit crumbly.
*Diet data is a tough estimate.

Serving: 1 slice Energy: 221 Carbohydrates: 26.3 g Protein: 2.4 g Fats: 12.5 g Saturated Fats: 7.9 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.8 g Monounsaturated Fats: 1.9 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 23 mg Sodium: 273 mg Potassium: 95 mg Fiber: 1.3 g Sugar: 14.3 g Vitamin A: 38 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 65 mg Iron: 0.9 mg

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