← Back to Search Results
baking
Coconut Dream Cake

Photo by: Kathryn Barnard
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

The title is accurate: all you coconut lovers will find this dreamy and delectable. It’s a perfect white cake for the spring season. Note that this recipe as written makes a single-layer cake, but the ingredients can easily be doubled to create a multi-layer cake.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • ½ cup canola or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2½ cups brown rice flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups powdered evaporated cane juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup toasted unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Toasted coconut flakes or shaved dark chocolate curls, for garnish (optional)

Directions

1. To make the cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9-inch cake pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the canola oil, coconut milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and coconut. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and thoroughly combine. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

3. To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the coconut oil, powdered evaporated cane juice, salt, and vanilla on low speed, until the ingredients are well combined. Then increase the speed to high and whip until the frosting has attained a fluffy, creamy texture. Add the toasted coconut and mix in.

4. Let cake cool completely in the pan. After cooling, transfer the cake to a plate and frost. For extra flair, distribute toasted coconut flakes or chocolate curls over the top of the cake.


© 2011 Jennifer Katzinger

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 10 servings.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings and does not include toasted coconut flakes or chocolate shavings, for topping.

803kcal (40%)
438mg (18%)
87g
5g
51g (78%)
0g
35g (177%)
10g
2g
0mg (0%)
51g
5g
77mg
342mg
0mcg RAE (0%)
1mg (1%)
39mg (4%)
3mg (15%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

125-best-cupcake-recipes 125 Best Cupcake Recipes
by Julie Hasson
the-mozza-cookbook The Mozza Cookbook
by Nancy Silverton
arthur-schwartzs-new-york-city-food Arthur Schwartz's New York ...
by Arthur Schwartz
rice Rice
by Bonnie Tandy Leblang, Joanne Lamb Hayes
american-vegan-kitchen American Vegan Kitchen
by Tamasin Noyes
the-sweet-life The Sweet Life
by Kate Zuckerman
a-new-way-to-cook A New Way to Cook
by Sally Schneider
baked-explorations Baked Explorations
by Matt Lewis
usa-cookbook U.S.A. Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins
complete-book-of-indian-cooking-350-recipes-from-the-regions-of-india Complete Book of Indian Coo...
by Suneeta Vaswani
new-american-table New American Table
by Marcus Samuelsson
the-country-cooking-of-ireland The Country Cooking of Ireland
by Colman Andrews
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
secrets-of-slow-cooking-creating-extraordinary-food-with-your-slow-cooker Secrets of Slow Cooking: Cr...
by Liana Krissoff
everyday-chinese-cooking Everyday Chinese Cooking
by Katie Chin, Leeann Chin
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?