Perfect with coffee or tea, this Gluten-Free Chai Coffee Cake is sweet and spicy and perfect for any occasion. The rich buttery cake topped with a chai spiced crumbly topping will have you licking your fork.
Gluten Free Chai Coffee Cake
Every time I talk to people about chai I get the impression that some people think chai spices are only meant to be enjoyed around the holiday season. Chai spiced drinks and treats can be enjoyed any time of the year, including Gluten-Free Chai Coffee Cake. No need to limit the months you enjoy chai.
I’m not sure if you remember that last year I made a series of gingerbread recipes?
How to make chai coffee cake
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the ingredients for the crumb topping with a fork; set aside.
- In a separate medium mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and all spice.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugars and vanilla and mix until smooth.
- Add in eggs one at a time, mixing in between each egg.
- Alternate adding in the flour and buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour.
- Pour the batter into the pan and then crumble the crumb topping over the batter.
- Bake for 45 – 48 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with only a few crumbs clinging to it.
- Allow the cake to cool before serving.
For the full list of ingredients in this gluten free chai coffee cake please see the recipe card below.
Gluten Free Chai Coffee Cake Recipe
Well, this year I am focusing on chai recipes. I won’t have as many recipes with chai as I did gingerbread, but I do have a few to share with you. Next week I’ll share gluten-free chai baked donuts. So, don’t forget to come back. You don’t want to miss those.
I drink chai tea all year round with honey and cream. Chai is my favorite combination of spices and I think that everything should come in a chai flavor, even chips. Well, maybe not potato chips, but coconut chips and sweet potato chips would be heavenly in chai. Don’t you think?
Working with Gluten-Free Flours
When working with or measuring gluten-free flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level. Do not scoop your measuring cup into the gluten-free flour. The best method really is to weigh the gluten-free flour but I don’t have the ingredient weights for all my recipes yet.
This Gluten-Free Chai Coffee Cake is wonderfully dense, perfectly sweet, and rocks the chai spices. It’s super simple to whip up and get into the oven and your house will smell amazing.
I tested this recipe on my gluten eating relatives and they couldn’t tell that it was gluten-free. My kids ate the leftovers for breakfast until the only left in the pan were crumbs. And even then, they licked the crumbs up.
Did you make this gluten free chai coffee cake? Please leave me a comment below letting me know what you thought.
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For the cake
Serving Size: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 379mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g