Gluten-Free Coffee Cake

January 1, 2010

We have this great little book called You Won’t Believe It’s Gluten-Free!, and so far, it seems to be just about the only one with decent gluten-free recipes in it.  I’ve been veganizing a few of them, but there’s a few recipes that call for yogurt, and soy yogurt is something we always seem to be out of.  I still can’t find a good one in the stores.  We tried the Nancy’s Soy Yogurt, which is pretty bad, but it worked in this recipe.  The recipe called for 2 eggs, so I tried using one flax seed egg, and one Ener-G Egg Replacer egg.  It worked pretty well.  Due to the potato starch base, it’s a very ‘white’ coffee cake, but it’s definitely good tasting.  It’s very light and fluffy, and perfectly moist.

So, I know it looks a little weird. I think I mis-measured and added a little too much vegan butter to the topping, and that's what made the wholes. It tasted good though. :)


1/4 c. oil

1/2 c. sugar, 100 grams

1 flax seed egg (whip up 1 T. ground flax seed with 3 T. water until smooth and creamy)

1 Ener-G Egg Replacer egg (1 1/2 t. Ener-G Egg Replacer whipped up with 1 T. water)

1/2 c. plain soy yogurt

1 c. potato starch (we ran out, so I used 3/4 c. potato starch, and 1/4 c. corn starch)

2 t. baking powder

1/4 t. baking soda

1/4 t. salt

1 1/4 t. vanilla extract

1 t. xanthan gum


1/2 t. ground cinnamon

1/4 c. brown sugar

3 T. butter (I think I accidentally used a little more than this)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease a 9-inch round or square baking pan.

Combine the oil with the sugar in a medium-sized bowl.  Make the egg replacers, and add them to the mixture.  Beat with an electric mixer until batter is a little thicker (I just did this by hand).  This will take a minute or two.  Add the other dough ingredients.  Beat well.  The batter will thicken a little.  Pour into the prepared baking pan.

Mix all the topping ingredients together in a bowl, until they crumble.  Sprinkle evenly on top of the dough.

Bake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle tests cleanly.


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