Gluten Free Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Gluten Free Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

I am so glad you all are looking forward to my Martha Stewart Cakes the gluten free way challenge. I think this is going to be a lot of fun. and hopefully delicious too.

Some of you asked if I could share recipes that are non-dairy. There are many recipes in the book that the only dairy in them is butter, so I think many of the recipes will work for those that need dairy free, by simply using a butter substitute. Now, today’s recipe is not dairy free because it contains sour cream, but I hope to have some in the next few weeks that will work for dairy free.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Now for this week’s cake.

When I saw this cake I knew it had to be one of the first ones I adapted to be gluten free. We love coffee cake, especially my son. He loves cinnamon, so I knew this was a cake he would really enjoy. He is one of the gluten eaters in my house, so when I can make a gluten free dessert he loves, and that helps him not miss all the gluten filled desserts that I no longer make, I am happy.

I also knew that since this contained sour cream it would be a rich and delicious cake. And it is! This was so good. Really, it is so good!

I will admit that this cake lasted less than 24 hours at my house. And it is not a small cake. My gluten free and regular eaters both loved it. My husband said it was another dessert that no one would know was gluten free. Love hearing that!

Now, many people think of coffee cake as a breakfast cake, but I would say this is more of a dessert type cake. It contains a fair amount of sugar and butter, so if I served this for breakfast it would probably be a holiday or special breakfast. I think it would be perfect for a special breakfast. Everyday breakfast, not so much.

We can’t have nuts, but if your family can have nuts I would totally add some chopped nuts to the streusel part. The original recipe had nuts in the streusel and I think that would make this even better.

Martha’s original recipe also had a glaze drizzled on top. I decided that the cake was plenty rich and sugary, so I left it out and it was still delicious. If you want a glaze you can drizzle a simple powdered sugar glaze on top.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake-


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  1. Missy Steiner says:

    This cake looks wonderful, and I can’t wait to try it! Before I do, though, I just want to double check the amount of cinnamon 1-1/4 cup? Should that be 1-1/4 tsp. I have just never seen a recipe use that much cinnamon.

    • Thank you for letting me know! Yes, that should be 1 1/4 teaspoons not cups. That was a typo. I am so sorry, but now it is fixed! Thanks again.

  2. This looks and sounds wonderful. I going to make it tomorrow. Is the 1 1/4 cups of baking powder correct though?

    • Ugh…..I am so sorry. No that should be teaspoons! I just fixed it. I can’t believe I did that. I had cups on both the cinnamon and the baking powder. Both are fixed now. Thank you so much for letting me know.

  3. Stephanie says:

    For the streusel is says tapioca starch and for the cake it says tapioca flour. Please confirm this is correct.

    • Tapioca flour and tapioca starch are the same thing in the US. Different brands just label them differently. I did fix the recipe though so that it says the same thing. I hope that helps.

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