Friday, March 25, 2011

My Daughter's Awesome Coffee Cake

Gluten-free Coffee Cake
Gluten Free Pantry used to have a coffee cake mix. Remember those? I made one for Christmas in Dec. 2009, and it was so very good. Well, they must have stopped making it since I haven't found it again. I've been craving coffee cake ever since, but too lazy to figure out my own recipe.

Thank goodness my daughter has inherited my love of cooking and experimenting. As a special treat, she decided to give it a try and used the Gluten Free Pantry Yellow Cake Mix and came up with a wonderful coffee cake that was gluten-free, quick and easy...and totally delicious. I needed a lot of self control not to eat it all that night and actually saved some for the morning to go with my coffee. It has a lovely cinnamon/sugar crunchy mixture on top and in the middle, kind of like a layer cake. Give it a try and tweak it however you like. You can add nuts if you like (like we did a few years ago). We're not big nut fans over here so we don't put nuts in our cakes, usually. But if you like them, I'll bet a few walnuts or pecans would be great!

Julie's Awesome Coffee Cake
1 box Gluten Free Pantry Yellow Cake mix
4 medium eggs or 3 extra large eggs
1 Tbs vanilla
4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs sugar
1 stick butter + 4 Tbs butter

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a large bowl, mix the box of cake mix (keeping out 2 Tbs) into a bowl with the eggs, vanilla, 2 tsp cinnamon, and 1 stick of butter, melted, and salt.
3. Mix until blended and set aside.
4. In a small bowl, add 2 tsp cinnamon, brown sugar, white sugar, 2 Tbs of the cake mix you saved and 4 Tbs of cold butter until crumbly.
5. Spray 2 9-inch layer pans.
6. Pour cake mix evenly into both pans and and top each with half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
7. Bake for about 20 minutes, checking to be sure that a toothpick comes out clean.
8. Let them cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Then stack them to make a layer cake, or just serve one and freeze the other, which is my plan for the next one. I wish there were more, but it's all gone.



Josh B said...

Would it work to use Bob's Red Mill yellow cake mix?

comma girl said...

I think it would, but remember that the GF Pantry mix is about 16 oz. Just make sure if the Bob's Red Mill mix is bigger to take a bit out. This works with any of the cake mixes as long as you make sure it's 15 or 16 ounces. Let me know how it turns out. And btw, my site has moved to in case you want to see some updated recipes and discussions. Good luck!

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