Last weekend I made 6 sandwiches using Udi’s gluten-free whole grain bread for a picnic with friends. One of my friends mid-meal asked “CC, how are you eating this?!” When I explained the bread was gluten-free, she was shocked! Although there are a ton of great gluten-free options out there, sometimes I find myself craving something from back in my gluten-eating days that I just can’t satisfy with gluten-free alternatives. What do you do when you crave something that doesn’t have a gluten-free equivalent?
You make it happen!
Before going gluten-free one of my favorite pastries was the Crumble Cake at Starbucks. I haven’t seen any pre-made products out there that even come close to this glorious baked delicacy. Last weekend I decided to try and make it and to my surprise, it turned out to be a totally satisfying gluten-free replica!
Here is my recipe for gluten-free crumble cake. Enjoy! Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (1.5 for cake, 0.5 for crumble)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup (1½ sticks) cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Phase 1: The cake
Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees, butter a 9×12 inch pan with canola oil Step 2: Whisk egg, milk, canola oil and vanilla extract Step 3: In a separate bowl mix together GF flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
Use a sifter for easy and complete mixing
Step 4: Fold dry ingredients into liquid mixture
I used my Kitchen Aid mixer!
Phase 2: The crumble
Step 1: Mix together brown sugar, ½ cup of GF flour and cinnamon
I used the bowl I used to mix the dry ingredients earlier
Step 2: Combine melted butter and sugar/flour mix. Use a spatula to mix the dry ingreidnets with butter until clumps start to form
I used my hands to mix together instead of a spatula
Step: 3 Sprinkle sugar crumbs over the cake batter
You can control how sweet/sugary your dessert is by adding more/less crumb topping to your pan – the picture below is on the heavier side in terms of sugar:cake ratio
Phase 3: Bake!
Let the Crumble Cake bake for 20 minutes then let it cool before serving!
Enjoy! This crumble cake makes a great addition to a brunch or can serve as a dessert! -CC
Author Information: CC Bonaduce
CC Bonaduce, Creator of CC Gluten Freed, a blog dedicated to navigating the social aspects of the gluten-free diet in our gluten-filled world, www.ccglutenfreed.com