coconut milk streusel coffee cake

coconut milk streusel cake

I have been subbing out butter in recipes in exchange for coconut oil for some time, but more recently I am leaning on coconut milk instead, which offer’s another coconut flavor component to anything baked, or raw for that matter. Today I used my goto coffee cake recipe but opted to omit all the dairy (our latest farm intern is lactose intolerant). In place of sour cream and butter I used grapeseed oil and coconut milk, I made sure to add coconut into the cake batter as well as the streusel layer, and the result (although it took much longer to bake than usual), yielded a soft coco-nutty cake with the perfect tooth, and just the right sponge like spring, balanced with crispy deep dark crumble line through each slice.

In a large bowl combine cake batter:

1 can full fat coconut milk

1/2 cup grapeseed oil

3 farm fresh eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

2 cups cane sugar

1 cup coconut (unsweetened organic is always my preference)

whisk well then sift in:

3 cups spelt flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

pinch fine sea salt

1 tbsp cinnamon

In a separate small bowl combine streusel:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup coconut

1/2 cup hemp seed

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp cocoa powder

pinch sea salt

Prepare a spring form pan (medium sized) and pour in 1/2 streusel , gently swirl into batter, then top with the rest of the batter, and finish with the rest of the streusel mix.

Bake at 325° for about 80 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

Make your friends a ‘cuppa and dig in!


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