Gluten Free Coffee Cake combines cinnamon sugar sweetness with a buttery flavored, moist and tender cake. Subtle coffee notes make this a perfect match for a fresh brewed cup of coffee — any time of day! Combining plant-based ingredients that provide excellent sources of plant protein with healthy fats (including omega-3’s) and unrefined coconut palm sugar make this cake more than a scrumptious dessert. It’s a breakfast treat as well!
The Not-So-Secret Ingredient
Many coffee cake recipes do not call for coffee as an ingredient. For some, it’s called coffee cake simply because it pairs well with coffee. For others, myself included, coffee is the secret ingredient!
Prior to our move a couple of years ago, one of the spoils I had enjoyed in my old neighborhood was a local coffee importer/roaster and coffee shop. While our family has been very happy in our new home in our new town, the serious coffee drinker in me has really missed having fresh roasted coffee nearby.
Imagine my delight when I discovered that a coffee shop was opening within walking distance of my home. And the best news of all: They import and roast their beans on the premises! Thanks to Chris and Lori Keen, Vint Hill Coffee is a reality. I decided to celebrate this momentous occasion with a new recipe — the Gluten Free Coffee Cake!
Coffee . . . like a fine wine!
Chris and Lori carefully select their coffee beans the way a vintner chooses his varietals. They acquire their beans from 13 countries. Altitude, climate, and regional agriculture all play a role in influencing the resulting flavors and undertones of the beans. Not unlike a winemaker, Chris and Lori use their expertise to combine various beans resulting in an offering of nine custom coffee blends of their own. And this is where the magic happens . . .
Gluten Free Coffee Cake
I use their medium bodied Guatemalan roast with its luscious brown sugar undertones as a wonderful addition to my coffee cake recipe. Worry not! If you aren’t local to Vint Hill Coffee, you can order online at VintHillCoffee.com or substitute your favorite medium bodied roast.
Try my Mocha Pumpkin Scones if you’re interested in another delicious recipe made with coffee! Or my protein packed Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies and my Pie Crust Cinnamon Roll for a wonderful pairing with a hot cup of joe.