The one I made today (in the pic) was the kid-friendly recipe so it is a darker color because of some darker honey I used. I used coconut milk and expeller pressed coconut oil. In the topping, I used mostly pecan meal + some ground walnuts for a little more crunch. I used Penzey's brand cake spice... which is a mix of cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cloves. I love the taste of this spice. If you don't have cake spice, just use more cinnamon.
TIP: If you are making this with coconut oil, make sure your egg yolks are room temperature OR beat quickly the egg yolks and oil first so that it doesn't harden back up on you and mess up your batter. This has happened to me countless times, then I have to wait for the whole batter to get above 72˚F to get it blended well.
Gluten Free (Dairy Free) Coffee Cake
6 Tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled (or coconut oil)
6 eggs, separated
2 Tablespoons whole milk or coconut milk
½ cup erythritol or 3 Tablespoons honey
¾ teaspoon NuNaturals Stevia or half as much different brand
½ teaspoon cake spice (or ½ teaspoon more cinnamon)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ cup coconut flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup ground nuts or nut flour or mixture
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons coconut palm sugar
½ teaspoon NuNaturals stevia or half as much other brand (to taste)
Grease well a 9 x 5 bread pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Whip egg whites in a clean and dry bowl until soft peaks form, set aside.
In a separate bowl, blend together melted butter or coconut oil & egg yolks. Add milk, erythritol, stevia, cake spice, salt, and vanilla and mix ingredients well. Combine coconut flour and baking soda and sift into ingredients, while mixing well to ensure no lumps. Add a 1/3rd of egg whites to soften the batter, then fold in rest. Pour a small amount of batter in the prepared pan to cover the bottom, then sprinkle half the filling. Pour the rest of the batter. Add the rest of the filling on top. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 C) for 17 - 25 minutes. Cool.