Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake Recipe

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Cathy Gillespie


For sugar-free, use stevia instead of the honey-- this is pretty good!


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  • 6
  • 3/4 c
    coconut flour
  • 1 c
    coconut flakes
  • 1 c
    unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 c
    coconut oil
  • 1/2 c
    coconut milk
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    pitted dates
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt

  • 1/3 c
    coconut cream
  • 2-4 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    coconut flakes

How to Make Coconut Cake


  1. Preheat oven 325. Line 2 cake panes with parchment paper or coat with coconut oil.
  2. Add dates, coconut milk, 1/2 the eggs and oil to food processor. Process until dates are broken down, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour date mixture into medium bowl. Add applesauce, honey, vanilla and remaining eggs and oil. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Sift coconut flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder; add into wet ingredients. Blend until smooth. Stir in coconut flakes.
  5. Pour batter into baking pans and bake 25 minutes, or until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  7. For frosting: beat coconut cream in medium mixing bowl until slightly thickened. Add honey and vanilla; continue beating until fully thickened and fluffy.
  8. Frost cake and sprinkle with coconut flakes.

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About Coconut Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Gluten-Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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