Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake

GF Raspberry Coffeecake served

Have you ever wondered why coffeecake is called ‘coffeecake’? Maybe it is my inquisitive culinary mind, but here is the answer according to Wikipedia: “a class of cakes intended to be eaten alongside coffee or that may be eaten during a “coffee break” or offered to guests as a gesture of hospitality on or around a coffee table. Under this definition, a coffee cake does not necessarily contain coffee. Coffee cakes may be flavored with cinnamon or other spices, seeds, nuts and fruits. These cakes sometimes have a crumbly or crumb topping called streusel and/or a light glaze drizzle.”

There you go. You can serve this deliciously moist, lightly sweet cake to your family and friends on your coffee table. With or without a cup of coffee. ;o)

GF Raspberry Coffeecake eat

2 cups fresh raspberries
6 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
2 cups gluten free flour*
2/3 cup coconut palm sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup applesauce mixed with 1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons sliced almonds (you could use pecans as well – just change the recipe title…)
1/4 cup organic powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

*add in 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum, if your flour blend does not contain it.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine raspberries and coconut palm sugar in a bowl; set aside.
Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine almond milk, applesauce mixture, and vanilla in a small bowl; stir well. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon 2/3 of batter into an 8-inch round cake pan lined with parchment; spread evenly. Top with raspberry mixture. Top with almonds.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes on a wire rack.
Combine powdered sugar, almond milk, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Stir well. Drizzle over coffeecake. Serve.

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