no coffee coffee cake

No Coffee Coffee Cake

I don’t know about you, but, if someone offers me coffee cake, I expect at least coffee-flavoured sponge, or, coffee-flavoured icing. However, coffee cake just means it’s a cake traditionally served with coffee.

Personally, any sort of cake goes with any sort of beverage, if you ask me!

I found a new (to me) healthy recipe for said coffee accompaniment so thought I’d share it with you as it worked out OK and tasted great 🙂 no coffee coffee cake

This is gluten-free, dairy-free, and, refined-sugar-free and I discovered it on the Dr Axe – food is medicine site:

The only change I made to this was using almond milk rather than coconut as I always have some on hand for my cereal.

I keep reading good things about cinnamon and that’s where the flavour comes from in this cake. It’s all good, and, a delicious healthy treat!

All the family liked it too and they normally don’t enjoy my ‘alternative’ bakes!


Gluten-Free Coffee Cake

Total Time: 55 minutes
Serves: 9


  • Cake:
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1½ cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1½ tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease an 8×8 baking dish or loaf pan and set aside.
  3. Stir coconut oil, egg, vanilla, honey and coconut milk together in a bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, combine almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder and sea salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until smooth.
  6. Pour into an 8×8 baking dish or loaf pan.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the remaining almond flour, coconut oil, honey and cinnamon for the topping.
  8. Crumble the topping over the cake.
  9. Bake for 45–50 minutes.gluten free coffee cake


Featured photo credit: ninfaj Coffee Time via photopin (license)