23 November 2007

The Rim of Deliciousness -- Coconut Lemon Bundt Cake

This is by far my favorite coconut cake ever. It comes from the brand new vegan cookbook Veganomicon, from Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero (authors of the wonderful Vegan With a Vengeance and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World).

Because I really think you should buy Veganomicon, I'm not going to reprint the recipe here. Instead, I will share with you in photos how I made the recipe and the substitutions I used. It's really a delicious, luscious cake that in no way tastes vegan. In fact, it tastes downright buttery from the coconut milk.

In my cake, I used "lite" coconut milk.

First, I combined all the wet ingredients until well incorporated.

Next, I sifted together the dry ingredients. For my version of this coconut lemon bundt cake, I used 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 cup of coconut flour instead of 3 cups of straight AP flour because there would be so much liquid (1 2/3 cup of agave for the sugar).

In the photo above, you can see the ivory-colored coconut flour. If you've never tried it, you really must. It's great stuff -- low fat, high fiber, great flavor.

After adding the sifted dry ingredients to the wet ones in the bowl, I added in the unsweetened coconut and mixed well.

Then, I poured the batter into my non-stick bundt pan and baked it for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until my tester came out clean.

Isa and Terry recommend sifting some confectioner's sugar over the top of the cake, but I just sliced it and served it plain to the delight of many friends on Monday night. I had a few slices left over that kept well until I ate them with great pleasure. Truly, a tasty cake! Yay Vegans!


Anonymous said...

Hi Deb,

I've been reading and enjoying your blog for a while and haven't commented before, but this recipe inspired me to jump in!

I have dietary restrictions very similar to yours (no sugar, etc.), but I also can't use ap flour, so will likely use spelt for this. I've read much about coconut flour and have been wanting to try it, so this recipe is the perfect impetus. Also the push I needed to finally go out and buy Veganomicon!

Anyway, it looks delicious. Thanks!


Deb Schiff said...

Hi Ricki!

Thank you very much for your comment. I'm very glad that you enjoy the Altered Plates blog. I also keep another blog at http://hereandthere123.blogspot.com that has a much wider focus (food, gardening, travel).

Please let me know how it works with spelt flour. I've also been using chick pea and rice flour with nice results, but the best so far (in addressing the liquid vs. powder sweetener issue) has been coconut flour. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Definitely get Veganomicon as well as the other two books! :)

Please stop by and comment again soon. I'm grateful for your feedback.