Saturday, June 18, 2011

Food Love: Gluten Free Coffeecake

One of my favorite things to eat is coffeecake. It's just so delicious. Last Wednesday, on my brother's birthday, I was looking through my favorite gluten free cookbook Life Tastes Good Again {and not just because the authors are family!} and I saw a recipe for coffeecake. After thinking about it, I realized that I haven't had any since I went gluten free almost 3 years ago! So I decided to make it for my brother's birthday breakfast.

All of the recipes in the cookbook are online, so you can also get it here. I must tell you to go check out their other recipes, they're amazing! I don't know what I would have done without this cookbook when I first went gluten free, and even now. There are so many 'comfort food' recipes that are delicious.

So here's the recipe:

Gluten Free Coffeecake

1 3/4 c. featherlight mix
3/4 tsp xanthan gum
1 Tbs. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbs. butter flavored shortening
3/4 c. milk
4 Tbs. melted margarine
6 Tbs. brown sugar

Mix dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two knives, until shortening is the size of peas. Add milk all at once. Quickly mix together with a fork. Pat into a 9X9 inch pan. Top with melted margarine and brown sugar. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

I undercooked it a little bit on accident, so when I went to eat some later it wasn't as good. It was delicious when it was fresh though!


  1. That looks delicious! I'm going to try it this weekend. =D