I have a bag of coconut flour that I need to use up so I have made coconut snack cake a few times the past couple weeks. Once with orange instead of lime. Once I added chocolate chips. This time I stepped it up made a little glaze action, toasted a little coconut for some extra coconutiness and took these here pictures and wrote down the recipe. Just. For. You.
Not that I don’t know already that my snack cake creation is good, but I guess it was just super A+++. I threw this one together right before the mr and I headed down to PA to hang with my dad. As soon as he (and sister and nephews) started in on it, well the responses were more then average. My dad even snuck a piece off and hid it for later. They really, really, really were into it. Wanted me to make another right then and there. Normally I would but my dad doesn’t keep coconut flour on hand and I don’t make it a habit to travel with any myself. (I might have to change that.) Next time he will know to stock the coconut flour.
I didn’t realize my people were such coconut people. Good thing for them that I like coconut people. As a matter of fact, I consider myself a coconut person. And coconut is not code for awesome, but I am that too. HA
Anyway enough about me. Coconut snack cake is what you want to know about. It is soft and dense. Moist, not overly sweet. Lots of lime and coconut flavor and is just perfect for snack time. Eat it with a fork on a plate with coffee or tea or grab an piece and eat it walking down the street while thinking about green leaves and warmer weather. Or wherever and whenever. If you make it then it’s up to you when and where you eat it. That only seems fair.
Now to the snack cake of your coconut lime dreams.
The stuff. Gonna need all purpose flour, coconut flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, a couple flax eggs, some warmed coconut oil, plant milk, brown sugar, vanilla extra, apple sider vinegar, a couple lime, some powdered sugar, and some lightly toasted shredded coconut.
Grab a big bowl. Add in the brown sugar, flax eggs, warmed coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Mix it all up until evenly incorporated.
Dump in the flours, baking soda and powder, and salt. Zest in lime, squeeze in lime juice and start to mix. Add in the milk as you are mixing.
Cake batter mixed and done. Now to bake it.
Dump the cake batter into a well greased baking pan and level it off with a spoon or spatula.
Now it’s oven time to bake into a great and well cake.
A cake out of the oven, great and well. Golden brown and smells of all the goodness that a coconut cake could possible smell.
While cake is cooling, which it should be now, make the glaze. Powdered sugar, lime zest, and lime juice. Mix until it’s glazy.
Pour the glaze all over cooled cake.
Don’t forget the shredded coconut. Get it on before the glaze starts to set.
And then it’s just the matter of cutting cake…….
You know once you cut it, that means snack time right? Coconut lime snack cake for all of your coconut time, lime time, hungry snack time needs.
Keep it good.
Coconut Lime Snack Cake
Makes a 9x9 cake
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 packed cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup coconut oil (warmed to liquid)
1 1/4 cup plant milk (I used almond)
2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax seeds with 1/2 cup warm water)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
For the glaze
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup or so toasted shredded coconut to sprinkle on top (optional)
Preheat oven to 350
In a large bowl, mix together the bbrown sugar, flax eggs, warmed coconut oil, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar until completely incorporated. Next dump in the flour, coconut flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Zest the lime into bowl. Start mixing, adding in the juice of the lime and the plant milk. Mix it all together until completely incorporated.
Dump mixture into a well greases 9x9 baking pan and level off with a spoon or spatula. Place into oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and a tester stuck into the middle of cake comes out clean.
Once baked, remove from oven, let cool in pan for a few minutes then carefully remove cake from pan and let cool on a wire rack.
While cake is cooling, make the glaze. Just zest other lime into powered sugar then add the juice (or as much juice as you needed) of the lime until a pourable glaze forms. If your lime is not particularly juicy enough and the glaze is still really thin, just add a splash of water to thin out as needed.
And when cake is completely cooled, pour glaze all over cake and cover with toasted coconut flakes.
Now cut. And eat.
Store left over cake in a air tight container for 3-4 days. Individual pieces freeze well for all your future snacking needs.