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3-Way Coconut Cake

July 28, 2012

Sometimes we need cake. Sometimes we need coconut.

Sometimes, we just need to bake a coconut cake.

I am a believer in the powers of coconut. It does the body good; it has super powers.

Not only does it have fabulous health benefits, but coconut comes in all shapes and sizes! The best part about that? There are so many different ways to use coconut! It is a miracle food!

The cake has 3 kinds of coconut in it, in addition to coconut milk in the frosting and sprinkled with coconut. It is not an overwhelmingly coconut flavored cake. It tastes more like a rich white or vanilla cake with amazing flavor to it, topped with coconut.

And if you wash it down with some almond milk, I guarantee you will have a party in your tummy!

3-Way Coconut Cake

adapted from Fluffy Coconut Cupcakes

makes 1 8-in round cake

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup water

3/4 cup chopped coconut flakes

Combine dry ingredients in bowl of a stand mixer.

Combine wet ingredients and add to dry ingredients.

Fold in coconut flakes.

Pour into greased and floured cake pan. Bake cake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

Fluffy White Frosting

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

4 cups powdered sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1-3 tbsp coconut milk

Beat together butter and sugar until combined. Add vanilla and mix. Add coconut milk until desired consistency is reached.

Frost onto cooled cake. Top with shredded coconut.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2012 2:18 pm

    Great post. Great photos. Love it.

  2. July 28, 2012 4:41 pm

    oh YUM!

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