Ooey gooey butter cake (dairy-free, egg-free, grain-free) – the spunky coconut

When I was little this was my favorite cake. Easy apple crumble pie with oats Not surprising since it’s sort of similar to a cheese danish, and cheese danish was my second favorite thing to eat.

For years I tried to find the recipe for this cake, but we couldn’t remember its name. I searched for things like, “vanilla cake with cream cheese,” and “cross between cake and cheesecake,” and couldn’t figure it out.

Then the other night I simply typed in, “ooey gooey cake.” Bingo! That’s actually what it’s called. Apple pie crumb topping easy Well, that and “gooey butter cake.”

The cake’s origin comes from the midwest, which is where my mom is from. Apple cranberry crumb pie easy Have you ever had this cake or heard of it? Oh man, if you haven’t you are in for such a treat.


As the name suggests, this cake is well… ooey and gooey ?? Even more so straight out of the oven.

Another reason why I’m so crazy excited about this recipe is because it’s egg-free. Apple pie crumb topping recipe oatmeal I have been trying to make a grain-free/egg-free vanilla cake for years. Apple crumble pie from scratch I’m so excited to have this one for you now ??

UPDATE: I’ve made this many times now, so I’ve updated the recipe and the instructions to make it even better for you. Apple pie recipe with streusel topping Also, other people have been loving this cake – see the comments for their reviews ?? Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

1/4 cup ghee or butter substitute, melted (I used Earth Balance, Organic Coconut Spread this time)

1 tablespoon Vegenaise (for egg-free) ormayonnaise ( Primal Kitchen Mayo is our favorite)

Optional: 2 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca powder (This thickens the topping. Apple crisp pie recipe crumb topping I prefer to leave it out because the topping sinks into the cake more that way.)

2 cups Honeyville almond flour (add another 1/4 cup if you’re using Bob’s*)

1 teaspoon baking powder (see my Grain-free Baking Powder Recipe)

Add the wet cake ingredients to the blender or food processor:

1/4 cup butter substitute, melted (I used Earth Balance, Organic Coconut Spread this time)

1 tbsp Vegenaise (for egg-free) or mayonnaise ( Primal Kitchen Mayo is our favorite)

Scoop the wet cake ingredients (not the topping!) onto the dry ingredients. Mix with an electric mixer for about 10 seconds. Apple pie w crumb topping recipe Stop when it looks like a crumble for coffee cake, not like a solid mass of dough. Add the cake crumble to a greased square baking dish. Easy apple crumb pie topping Spread evenly, but don’t mash it down. Apple streusel pie recipe Step 4

Last, pour the “cream cheese” topping over the cake crumble. Apple pie recipe with crumb topping from scratch Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes. Store leftovers in the fridge. Apple pie recipe with crumb topping paula deen Great cold too.

*Honeyville almond flour is more finely ground than Bob’s Red Mill almond flour. Simple apple pie recipe crumb topping Therefore a cup of Bob’s is not equal (weight) to a cup of Honeyville.

**I think you could sub an egg for the psyllium husk powder in both the cake and the topping, but I haven’t tested it yet myself.

This sounds oh so yummy! Have been afraid of using psyllium husks because pre gluten free days, by GI had me try this for what he diagnosed as IBS and it sure did make my tummy hurt. Apple pie recipe crumb topping oatmeal But have seen so many recipes and heard such good things about it as an egg replacer. Dutch apple pie recipe crumb topping Have you had any trouble with it? Maybe introducing slowly? I cannot wait to try this recipe… May try with egg now since we can eat them occasionally, though try to avoid them because my daughter and I are intolerant.

I grew up outside of St. Apple pie topping recipe Louis where I think this cake originated. Apple pie topping recipe brown sugar It is wonderful and I’m so excited to try yours. Streusel apple pie recipe I live in Fort Collins now and must be gluten and grain free. Dutch apple pie recipe oatmeal crumb topping People have looked at me kinda funny when I would talk about the gooey butter cake I remember…glad you brought (a healthy) version to the West!

Friday I made a gluten free, dairy free box cake which the family said tasted like cornbread with chocolate icing and then we all had a good laugh!

I’ll have them eating their words about my cakes when I make this one.

Thank you for sharing. Easy apple pie recipe with streusel topping My DIL is dairy and soy free due to their newborn having a milk protein allergy so I am always on the lookout for recipes.

Hi, Kelly! I would like to make this cake. Simple apple pie recipe with crumb topping However I do not live in the US so I cannot purchase the particular brand of almond flour you recommend. Dutch apple pie with streusel topping recipe Could you please provide the weight of the almond flour, so I can make it anyway? Thanks a lot!

This sounds DIVINE. Apple crisp pie crust recipe I will be trying it soon. Cinnamon roll apple pie recipe I tend to eat dairy and love actual cream cheese…I assume I could substitute it for the cashews and coconut milk? or do I need the coconut milk? Can’t wait to try!

Mama Hayes, I’ve never used them, but I hear they’re finely ground like Honeyville.

Doris, I don’t think coconut flour would work as a sub for starch. Apple crisp pie recipe with oats I would experiment with maybe leaving the starch out and not replacing it. Best apple pie recipe food network Let us know if that works for you.

Giorgia, I don’t use a scale. Best apple pie recipe from scratch Do you have Bob’s Red Mill? You can use that and add an extra quarter cup.

Laura, I don’t think they are quite the same, but you could try using chia meal if you want to experiment.

KSmith, I would look at a conventional gooey butter cake recipe to see how to make it with dairy.

My daughter and I made this last night, and it was enjoyed by all! The only thing I think I’ll do differently is maybe make double the cream cheese topping and layer it in with the cake. Best apple pie recipe nigella We really liked that topping!

I made this Kelly. Best apple pie recipe It’s delish! I made a couple of substitutions, using only stevia in the sauce and apple sauce for honey in the base. Best apple pie recipe martha stewart Worked wonderfully. Best apple pie recipe paula deen I put a layer of berries between the cake and the sauce and with the decreased sweetness it was the perfect breakfast. Best apple pie recipe uk A winner! Going on the Replenish FB page for sure.

This looks so amazing! I’ve been wanting to try gooey butter cake for years, but since the butter and the traditional cake part is not an option I was stumped! Thank you so much for this recipe ??

I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! I did sub out the psyllium husks for eggs. Zucchini apple pie recipe crumb crust I used one egg in the topping and two in the cake. Oatmeal crumble top apple pie recipe With only one egg the batter look way too dense. Crunch top apple pie recipe The batter was not crumbly but very thick. Apple crisp pie recipe with crumb topping I baked the cake at 325 but it took longer to cook. Apple crisp pie recipe paula deen I used an oven thermometer and took it out at 32-33 minutes. Best honey crisp apple pie recipe I think next time I might add some homemade sugar free raspberry jam. Easy recipe for apple pie with crumb topping It reminded me of a danish.

My gosh, I am just so taken by your blog. Best dutch apple crumb pie recipe It really is beautiful. Best apple crumb pie recipe ever Your photos and feel of it are so pleasant! I recently found out I am sensitive gluten, and I have been struggling a little. How to make dutch apple pie crumb topping I decided to browse some blogs and it has been so inspiring! I even started my very own ?? I cant wait to be a real part of the GF blogging community! I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes!

I just made this and I am wondering if, when it comes out of the oven, the stuff on top is set or if it is as wet as uncooked batter when touched. Apple crumble tart recipe easy Mine was completely wet after being cooked for 35 minutes. Caramel apple crumble pie recipe So I cooked it at least 10 more minutes, maybe more, until the topping seemed set. Easy apple cobbler with pie filling and cake mix It tastes great, though a bit crumbly, so I was just wondering if that’s how it should be.

I also wanted to let you know that I used unblanched almond flour that I ground in my coffee grinder. All recipes apple crumble pie I used 1/2-3/4 cups more than specified in the recipe. Apple crumb cake recipe martha stewart (I didn’t have any Honeyville flour on hand.) I think it turned out pretty good (and darker in color), though I probably should have decreased or eliminated the fat since it seems a tad oily. Apple crumb cake recipe from scratch As I said, it is a bit crumbly, too. Simple apple crumble cake recipe Is yours? Maybe it sets up as it cools, but I didn’t wait:)

We tried this cake for Mother’s Day. Cinnamon apple pie recipe filling We used eggs in place of the psyllium in the cake and the topping, one egg for the topping and two for the wet ingredients. Cinnamon apple pie recipe crumb topping The combined wet and dry ingredients did not look like a coffee cake crumble–much more batter-like. Easy baked apple pie recipe We added about an extra 1/4 cup almond flour to soak up some of the extra egg liquid, then baked it for about 10 extra minutes. Cinnamon apple pie recipe It looks great!

Hi Kelly, I made this and I used 18 ounces of bobs almond flour. Homemade dutch apple crumb pie recipe That’s 2 1/4 cups. Apple pie recipe easy from scratch The cake did not come together at all but I didn’t know what to expect so baked it anyway. Apple pie recipe easy delicious I’m guessing I should have measured by volume, not weight?

I’m pumped to make this! I don’t have psyillium husks but I know that 1/2 banana or 1/4 cup applesauce can be used as an egg replacer in vegan baking so that will be my attempt. Apple pie recipe easy filling This sounds too good to pass up!

I used eggs in replacement and they worked in the batter of the cake but not in the topping. Apple pie recipe easy crust They made the topping frothy and it didn’t sink in at all so it almost made it a two layer cake, it didn’t taste great so I just mixed it together and make cake balls out of it and coated them with melted dark chocolate which was great.

Oh My Word……I have been wishing for a recipe just like this!!!!! I grew up in StL….one of our favorites! I have so wanted my girls to try this and was not sure how that would ever happen, but now it can!!!!! The original recipe is supposed to be gooey……hence the name ?? The gooey throws people off big time, is it uncooked?, etc!—Bridget

This looks delicious! My birthday is this month and I wanted to make cupcakes, do you think this recipe will work put in muffin tins instead of a cake pan? And can the psyllium husk powder be replaced with flaxseed meal?

I live in St Louis and I too like the St Louis Gooey Butter Cake. Apple pie recipe easy to make I have a problem in that I am almond sensitive. Apple pie recipe easy puff pastry What would you suggest as a substitute for the almond flour?

I just made this, with a few substitutions, and it was lovely while it was still warm. Apple pie recipe easy healthy Not sure how it will be cold, but can’t wait to try. Apple pie recipe easy brown sugar Here are the changes: In the filling I used actual butter (not substitute), one egg yolk (instead of the psyllium), and coconut oil in place of the grapeseed oil, also added more cashews because it seemed too runny after I processed everything. Cinnamon roll apple pie recipe tasty I also used 2 tsp tapioca (listed as optional). Cinnamon bun apple pie recipe I didn’t change anything for the dry ingredients. Apple pie filling crisp easy For the wet ingredients, I used a combination of coconut butter and coconut oil instead of the butter sub, I left out the stevia, and used one real egg in place of the psyllium husk. Apple crumb pie recipe paula deen After 25 min, the center was still a little jiggly, so I cooked it longer until the edges were browned, and the middle was set (10 more min). Honeycrisp apple pie filling recipe I found it warm, and mellow. Apple pie crisp recipe Not overly sweet. Easy apple cobbler recipe cake mix I can see where some people are recommending to add raspberry jam. Apple berry crisp recipe food network I would enjoy trying that. Apple crisp recipe food network paula deen I look forward to trying more of your recipes!

I just made this, with a few substitutions, and it was lovely while it was still warm. Apple crumble cake recipe eric lanlard Not sure how it will be cold, but can’t wait to try. Apple crumble cake recipe nigella Here are the changes: In the filling I used actual butter (not substitute), one egg yolk (instead of the psyllium), and coconut oil in place of the grapeseed oil, also added more cashews because it seemed too runny after I processed everything. Apple crumble cake recipe nz I also used 2 tsp tapioca (listed as optional). Apple pie recipe cinnamon nutmeg I didn’t change anything for the dry ingredients. Easy apple pie recipe crumb topping For the wet ingredients, I used a combination of coconut butter and coconut oil instead of the butter sub, I left out the stevia, and used one real egg in place of the psyllium husk. Apple pie crumble topping with oats After 25 min, the center was still a little jiggly, so I cooked it longer until the edges were browned, and the middle was set (10 more min). Easy apple pie crumb topping I found it warm, and mellow. Cinnamon apple crumble pie Not overly sweet. Easy apple crumb pie recipes with fresh apples I can see where some people are recommending to add raspberry jam. Apple crumble pie with oats I would enjoy trying that. Apple cranberry crisp recipe food network I look forward to trying more of your recipes!

Hi! I was wondering if you could use regular flour instead of almond flour? My daughter is egg ad dairy allergic, but not celiac. Apple crumble topping recipes Was hoping to make this for company tomorrow… Thanks! ?? sounds yummy! Can’t wait to try it!

This looks delicious and i can’t wait to try it. Bbc apple crumble pie I was wondering if you use canned coconut milk or regular coconut milk?

I read your daughters book before Christmas and i am totally impressed. Apple crisp recipe made with canned apple pie filling I love reading about your family. Easy apple cobbler recipe with apple pie filling What a great MOM and family you have…Keep doing what you are doing because it works….xoxo

Did anyone use kerrigold butter? (that’s the only butter I can use since it’s grass fed).

Would flaxseed meal work for psyllium or like the other viewer posted Chia Seed meal?

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