Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Cake is one of my favorite comfort foods. Growing up my mother used to buy a tasty frozen coffee cake at the grocery store as a special treat.

How to Make Homemade Coffee Cake

My healthy homemade coffee cake is made with only six ingredients –almond flour, salt, baking soda, coconut oil, honey, and eggs. This easy coffee cake recipe can be thrown together in no time flat. The topping has three additional ingredients –coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sliced almonds.

Almond Flour Coffee Cake

Like the one Mom used to buy, this cake is moist and has a sweet cinnamon topping. It’s perfect with a cup of my Dandelion Coffee on a lazy weekend morning.

Low-Carb Easter Cake

Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Cake is a fabulous low-carb, paleo brunch dish for Easter Sunday!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Print Recipe
  1. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan with coconut oil and dust with almond flour
  2. In a food processor, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda
  3. Pulse in coconut oil, honey, and eggs
  4. Spread the batter into prepared baking dish
  5. To make topping, combine coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sliced almonds in a small bowl
  6. Sprinkle topping over cake batter
  7. Bake at 350°F for 25-35 minutes
  8. Cool and serve
You are the Queen of Almond Flour baking.

Kosher for Passover Coffee Cake

This low-carb Cinnamon Coffee Cake is Kosher for Passover. Like all of my recipes, it does not contain any chametz.

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

This Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe is adapted from one on page 24 of my first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, published in 2009. Both coffee cake recipes are dairy-free. All of the recipes in that cookbook are 100% dairy-free!

Where’s The Coffee?

American coffee cake is a tender cake with rich topping baked into it. This type of coffee cake rarely contains coffee. It is called coffee cake because it is typically served at breakfast, or in the afternoon, along with tea and coffee. We often serve Cinnamon Coffee Cake for dessert after a festive meal.

Are you Dairy-Free?

Will you eat dairy? Do you consider dairy to be part of the paleo diet? Leave a comment and let me know!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this recipe in March 2015.

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470 responses to “Cinnamon Coffee Cake”

  1. This cake was absolutely divine. My husband regularly grabs a slice of coffee cake from our local baker down the street and I yearn for a slice of my own (but I’m GF). I was gifted a tin of your primal chocolate chip cookies Christmas 2020 from a family friend, and was hesitant to dig in, until she advised me that they are GF. I was so impressed with the taste (especially because I enjoy desserts, but not when they are too sickly sweet), I had to know where she got the recipe from. I have been using your website ever since. This recipe is my favorite so far. I found that it tasted even better on day 2. I only had Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Superfine Almond Flour, but that worked really well for me. And I use Himalayan Rock Salt instead of sea salt because of microplastics (although I have read that Celtic salt has some of the most minimal quantities of microplastics out of the sea salt varieties).

  2. I like how you mix nutritive (honey/maple syrup) with nonnutritive (stevia) sweeteners in some of your newer recipes. I’ve made this many times before, but today I cut both sweeteners in half and added cinnamon stevia. Came out really well. Didn’t adjust for the liquid difference in the batter, but it seemed to come out more cake like, which was good. Of course, I added chopped apples to the topping, which negated some of the carb savings!

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