I've been making these gluten free coffee cakes and coconut cakes for Dafna's Cheescake Factory in Liverpool for a while now and they've proved to be a hit. Gluten free cakes can be a little dry I think but I've used potato and sweet potato along with rice flour and ground almonds. Adding vegetables to the mixture makes them soft and light. Both are topped with buttercream to finish.
Everyone knows I like to save money where I can and these mini cakes were baked in sponge pudding tins, the ones you get in the supermarket and boil in the can. They're a 4" tin and perfect for a gift size cake.