Gluten Free Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake

Published on Feb 04, 2024

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Serves: 12 pc
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Better than the bakery’s Gluten-Free Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake. This extra moist vanilla cake is made with sour cream, layered with pecan streusel and plenty of pecan chunks, and topped with a simple maple glaze. This bundt-style cake is no fuss and SO DELICIOUS! It’s simpler to make than you’d think and a sweet treat to enjoy anytime. Much better than the bakery!

overview of sliced gluten free sour cream pecan coffee cake

THE RECIPE, KEY INGREDIENTS, AND TIPS FOR THE BEST COFFEE CAKE

Today, we’re diving into the world of gluten-free baking to create a mouthwatering Gluten-Free Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake that will leave you craving more with every bite. Join us today as we explore the recipe, the key ingredients, and some tips for baking success.

whole sour cream coffee cake on a platter

Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake The Beauty of Gluten-Free Baking:

Gluten-free baking has come a long way, evolving from the days of dense and crumbly results to the creation of moist and delicious treats. The secret lies in carefully selecting gluten-free flours and the right combination of ingredients, ensuring that the final product tastes like one with gluten.

sour cream cake batter in a bundt pan topped with pecan streusel

GLUTEN FREE SOUR CREAM PECAN COFFEE CAKE – THE RECIPE

Let’s jump straight into our Gluten-Free Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake recipe.

THE KEY INGREDIENTS 

Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend:

Choosing a high-quality gluten free all-purpose flour blend is crucial for achieving a texture and taste similar to traditional coffee cake. Look for a blend that includes a mix of rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca flour for optimal results.

Sour Cream:

Sour cream is the secret ingredient that adds extra moisture and a subtle tang to the cake. Opt for a full-fat version for the best texture and flavor.

Pecans:

Pecans bring a delightful crunch and nutty flavor to the coffee cake. Toasting them before adding to the streusel will enhance their aroma and taste.

Butter:

Unsalted butter provides richness and flavor to the cake batter and the streusel. Ensure the butter is softened for easy incorporation into the batter.

Cinnamon:

Ground cinnamon adds warmth and depth to the pecan streusel, creating a perfect balance of flavors.

two slices o sour cream pecan coffee cake on a plate

TIPS FOR BAKING SUCCESS FOR COFFEE CAKE:

Use Room Temperature Ingredients:

Allowing ingredients like butter, eggs, and sour cream to come to room temperature before baking ensures a smoother blending of textures.

Measure Flour Correctly:

For precise measurements, use a kitchen scale or spoon the gluten-free flour into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife. This prevents the flour from compacting, resulting in an accurate amount.

Don’t Overmix the Batter:

Overmixing can lead to a dense and tough texture. Mix the batter until just combined to achieve a light and fluffy cake.

Check for Doneness:

Since gluten-free baking can be sensitive, check for doneness with a toothpick. The cake is ready if it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

mixture of pecan streusel in a bowl

CUSTOMIZE THE STREUSEL

Feel free to customize the streusel by adding a touch of nutmeg or swapping out pecans for your favorite nuts. This allows you to tailor the coffee cake to your taste preferences.

HOW TO TOAST PECANS

Place the nuts in a dry skillet and heat them over medium heat. Cook, while stirring, until they are golden brown, about 4 – 5 minutes. Remove the toasted pecans to a cold plate to stop the cooking process.

sliced coffee cake on a cake platter

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Summary

In the world of gluten-free baking, this Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake stands out with flavor and texture. With a tender crumb, a perfect balance of sweetness, a satisfying crunch from the pecan streusel, and maple glaze, this gluten-free sweet treat will become a staple in your baking repertoire. 

So, gather your ingredients, preheat the oven, and let’s get going because indulging in a lovely slice of Gluten-Free Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake is a timeless joy. Happy baking! 

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