He told me not to bother baking a cake for him, and that he would be happy with some ice cream after our day’s outing… so I was really happy when I saw the ingredients in this lovely grain free and dairy free cake…. definitely something I could also sample, and share with him to celebrate his special day.
I knew he would love the texture ‘cause it is a heavy cake, very similar to pound cake and he does love that… and he certainly is a fan of coconut, and also ‘carmelly’ crumbly toppings.
The recipe calls for one one ingredient I didn’t have… coconut palm sugar… but after reading through the ingredient list I was pretty sure I could get away with using a dark brown sugar in its place… and it did work… very nicely. Next time, though, I will solidify the coconut oil somewhat before mixing with the sugar because I think it will produce a drier, more crumbly topping. I also may bake it for about 5 minutes less.
My Weight Watchers friends will surely balk at trying this recipe due to the N.I. and high P+ value per piece… but, hey, it’s CAKE after all. And a delicious one at that. And don't forget you don't HAVE to eat ice cream... bet a nice banana and/or berry 'soft serve' would be really good with this cake.
If grain free and dairy free suits you, do give it a try. The recipe and instructions can be found here at this link… and some really nice pictures, too. I calculated the N.I. myself.
I divided the cake into 8 slices… you could cut it into squares if you prefer. And of course you could make them smaller.
Weight Watchers P+ = 6.
Calories 234; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 18g; Fat 17g; Fibre 4g.
Folding the coconut flour, egg yolk, honey, vanilla mixture into the beaten egg whites.
Ready to put into the oven.
And cooling on the counter after baking.
Topped with ice cream and a candle, of course…
♪ Happy Birthday, Dear Captain. Happy Birthday to You. ♪♪
Are you a coconut fan?
Have you ever baked a grain free cake?
What is your favorite birthday cake?