Gluten Free Coffee Cake with Maple Frosting
So what do you get when you take the Gluten Free Homemakers Basic Muffin Recipe and combine it with Silvana's sticky cinnamon pancake recipe and put it in a 9x9 inch square cake pan? A wonderful coffee cake that is almost identical to my favorite coffee cake I can't have anymore, the Krusteaz coffee cake mix from the box.The kids and I had decided to make muffins and we normally use the gluten free homemaker's basic muffin recipe and make chocolate chip muffins but this day I was craving a Cinnabon or something like that. On thanksgiving we had really enjoyed the gluten free sticky cinnamon swirl pancakes with maple frosting shared by Silvana Nardone... So... I decided to put those recipes together and we got this yummy scrumptious coffee cake! So now I'm calling it....
Candace's Gluten Free Dairy Free Coffee Cake with Maple Frosting
2 cups gluten free flour (I use Silvana's Blend from her book, it already has the xanthan gum added)
if you are using a different gluten free baking mix just add 1 tsp xanthan gum
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cups milk
8 tablespoons softened(1 stick) butter (I use best life or vegan buttery sticks to make it dairy free)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Line a 9x9 in cake pan with parchment paper (or you can lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray) and preheat the oven to 375.
In a medium size bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a seperate bowk, mix the wet ingredients and then add to the flour mixture and stir til combined.
In a small mixing bowl, combine 8 tablespoons of butter softened to room temp, sugar and cinnamon and mix together. (if butter is out of fridge just nuke it for a several seconds to slightly soften but do not melt).
Pour half of your coffee cake batter into you cake pan and spread around.
Drop spoonfuls of the brown sugar mixture over the top and spread around, reserving some for the topping.
Plop the remaining cake batter over the cinnamon sugar and spread around. Take a knife and swirl it through the entire thing a few times and the smooth out the batter so it is evenly distributed in the cake pan.
Top with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
For the Maple Frosting combine 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 3 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 tablespoon water and mix together. Drizzle over the top of your coffee cake and you would never know you were eating something gluten and dairy free!