Coffee Cake

This moist gluten and dairy free coffee cake with the perfect crumb topping will delight your senses. 

Course Breakfast
Keyword Gluten Free and Dairy Free Coffee Cake, Gluten Free Coffee Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 577 kcal


  • 2 Cups GF AP Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Oil Melted
  • 1/2 Cup Non Dairy Milk Cashew and Coconut are my favorite
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Cups Applesauce
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 Cup Dairy Free Butter
  • 1/3 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Walnuts or Pecans (Chopped)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a stand mixer on a medium low speed cream the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and non dairy milk.
  3. Add the applesauce, coconut oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat for 2 minutes. Turn the mixer off and add the GF All Purpose Flour.
  4. Turn the mixer back on to slow and add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum.
  5. Turn speed to medium and beat for 5 minutes, scrapping down the sides of the bowl half way through.
  6. Grease your 8x3 inch, or 9 inch cake pan (I always use coconut oil). Pour your cake batter in (it will fill almost to the top).

  7. Spread your crumb topping over the top.
  8. Bake for about 60-70 minutes. Check with a toothpick and when it comes out clean it is done.

Crumb Topping

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix with a fork until it is well combined into little crumbs. Pour on top of the cake batter before putting in the oven.

Recipe Notes

I recommend using an 8 inch by 3 inch round cake pan, or 9 inch pan. A 9 inch springform pan will work well too. The reason for this is that it is a very tall cake and with the crumb on top there can be some spillage while baking. 

Nutrition Facts
Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 577 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 330mg14%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.