If you miss a moist and delicious crumb cake since going gluten free…you know the ones I mean with those thick yummy toppings, this Simple Gluten Free Cinnamon Crumb Cake recipe is for you!
There is a video further down in this post that will show you how to make this cake for yourself.
(*Note this cake is more golden because I used blond coconut sugar instead of regular sugar. You can use either sugar in this recipe!)
Grandma’s Cinnamon Crumb Cake
Grab a cup of your favorite coffee or tea because you are going to want that on-hand for this new recipe.
Did your grandmother like to bake? I had one grandmother who rarely cooked, and another who loved to cook.
When I would visit my grandmother (the one who loved to bake) when I was a child, there was always a cake ready to be eaten :-). My grandmother’s crumb cake was always my favorite. I would pick the sweet crumbs off the top every time. I can just taste that cinnamon crumble topping!
Her easy crumb cake was a New York Style Crumb Cake, with the thick crumble topping. It was easily the best crumb coffee cake I had ever tasted.
Have you had a coffee cake like this?
This gluten free coffee cake recipe is a guess of her recipe. Unfortunately, I never got this recipe from her. I tried to combine all of the flavors I remembered like cinnamon and vanilla. Of course, this recipe is gluten free.
Healthier Cake Options
To make it healthier (totally optional!) I made this cake gluten free refined sugar free. Don’t forget that if you use blond coconut sugar like I did, the color of your crumb cake will be more golden. You can totally use regular sugar if you want your cake a lighter coffee cake color.
You can also add walnuts to the topping to add a little more protein!
More Delicious Gluten Free Cake Recipes to Try:
- Gluten Free German Apple Cake
- Gluten Free Devils Food Cake
- Gluten Free Lemon Sour Cream Cake
- Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Are you ready to make this recipe for yourself? Here is a quick recipe video to walk you through all of the steps.
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Things You Need to Make This Recipe:
- Blond coconut sugar. It is lighter colored than the brown coconut sugar and gives your baking a golden color.
- One of these gluten free flour blends, Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 or Authentic Foods Multiblend. If your blend doesn’t contain Xanthan gum, add 1 teaspoon.)
A delicious crumb cake recipe that is perfect for snacking.
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend
- 1 cup sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- For Topping:
- 1/3 cup cold butter
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend
- 3/4 cup sugar or coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
In a small bowl, add the ingredients for the topping. Use a pastry blender to cut the cold butter into the ingredients so that it makes crumbles.
Pour the cake batter into a greased 8x8 baking pan.
Pour the crumble mixture on top and lightly press into the batter.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until done.
Allow to cool then slice.
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