Gluten-Free Sour Cream Coffee Cake
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 1hr 25mins
1 coffee cake
- 2⁄3 cup chopped pecans
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten-free baking mix (I use Bob's Red Mill)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- In a small bowl, combine the pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Combine the flour mix, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream.
- Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured 10" bunt pan.
- Sprinkle with half of the pecan mixture.
- Gently top with remaining batter and pecan mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
- Cool completely then dust with confectioner's sugar.
Questions & Replies
When I make this cake, I am very careful to follow the directions. I am using King Arthur’s gluten-free one to one flour. The care is very delicate and wants to fall apart when being cut. It also sinks in the middle when baking. What am I doing wrong? Should I decrease the baking powder to one teaspoon? The cake is an absolute favorite so I resist switching recipes. Please help.
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This is a great gluten-free recipe. I made it for a co-worker's birthday today and everyone raved about it. I followed the directions exactly as they are written. It was my first time using gluten-free flour (I also used Bob's Red Mill) and xanthan gum and while the texture of the un-cooked dough was the most unique dough I have every experienced, the cake was fabuluous! Thanks for the recipe!
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My parents make sour cream coffee cakes all the time for work events and so I've been desperately trying to find a good recipe that I can make gluten free. So, I made this amazing recipe just a few days ago. Being celiac, I'm always a little skeptical with baking because there are some things that just taste gluten free and I really did not want that. You know? That weird aftertaste? Maybe it's just me. I did not use the same flour as the recipe and mine came out PERFECT. It was super moist in the inside, not dry or crumbly!! Big success!
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