Mouthwatering Gluten-Free Coffee Cake

What better a treat to kick off the day than moist coffee cake? This easy-to-prepare recipe is topped with a crunchy glaze and is the perfect complement to your morning cup of joe!


Coral BarajasCoral Barajas is an award winning author, creator of @glutenfreewithcoral, and host of the No. 1 gluten-free podcast, Gluten Free You and Me. She provides hope, inspiration and resources, and through her advocacy, she has created a safe and uplifting community for all gluten-free warriors. 


  • Cake:
  • One box gluten-free yellow cake mix (e.g., LiveGFree, Namaste, Betty Crocker)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 12-ounce can lemon-lime soda
  • 1 small 3.4-ounce box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour (e.g., Namaste, Cup4Cup)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix all the cake ingredients together until well combined.

2. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined.

3. Spread evenly on the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes.

4. Mix all glaze ingredients together in a small bowl until it is a consistency like pancake syrup. While warm, drizzle the glaze over the cake and it will set into a harder glaze. Enjoy!

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