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Scrumptious Coffee Cake

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Recipe Created By: Amy Hugon


1/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup rice milk soured with 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 cup gluten-free flour blend
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup rice milk
2 Tbsp Egg Replacer mixed with 2 Tbsp water
For topping:
3 Tbsp gluten-free flour blend
1 Tbsp margarine
1/4 cup brown sugar


Place all cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl. This is everything down to and including egg replacer. Beat with beaters until blended, continue beating another 2 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 °F. Pan-spray 8x8" pan. Spoon cake batter into pan, smoothing top.

If desired, press a handful of dried apples into the cake at this point.

In a smaller bowl, mix together the topping ingredients (brown sugar, flour mix, and margarine) by hand. Sprinkle over cake.

Bake 35-45 minutes or until top feels springy.


This WILL turn out as an 8x8" cake even though it's gluten-free. This is good enough for company; no one will even know it's special.

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For gluten-free flour blend, I use equal parts rice flour, tapioca starch, and cornstarch.
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