Gluten Free Coconut Flour Orange Cake with Coconut Oil Frosting

This was DELICIOUS. Ive tried baking with coconut flour before, but never had a success. THIS was moist, fluffy, sweet but not too sweet, and above all a healthier alternative to flour/sugar/processed baking. I decided not to frost with coconut oil, but a cream cheese frosting. Perfect! Thank you!!!

Photo by Jackie B.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup coconut oil

  • 6

    eggs, room temperature

  • 1/4

    cup coconut milk

  • 6

    tablespoons raw honey

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2

    teaspoon orange zest

  • 1/2

    cup coconut flour

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free)

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • Juice 1/2 medium orange

  • FROSTING:

  • 1/2

    cup coconut oil, melted in a glass bowl

  • 9

    drops liquid stevia (alternatively, you could use a couple of teaspoons of raw honey

  • 1

    packed teaspoon orange zest

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Measure out coconut oil and place in an 8"x8" pan. Place the pan in the oven to melt the coconut oil. While the coconut oil is melting, whisk the eggs, coconut milk, honey, vanilla and orange zest together. Once the coconut oil is melted (probably around five minutes or less), remove the pan from the oven and let it cool while you mix in the rest of your ingredients. Combine coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Once your pan is cooled enough to handle, carefully swirl your coconut oil around your pan in order to grease all sides. Then pour the coconut oil into the batter and mix until all lumps are gone. Pour the batter into your greased pan and place on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until browned on top and a toothpick comes out clean. Place the cake on a cooling rack. After the cake has cooled a bit, but is still warm, poke holes all over the top with a fork. Juice the orange half right over the whole cake, making sure to evenly distribute the juice. FROSTING: Mix all ingredients into warm coconut oil. You are now going to place the bowl into the freezer in order to cool it down. It is very important to check on it every couple of minutes to catch it before it gets too cold. You want to take it out of the freezer right when it starts to get cloudy. At this point the cold bowl (and your cool kitchen) will continue to turn the liquid oil into a solid. Continue to whisk the frosting as it gets cloudier and cloudier and eventually turns into a whipped butter consistency. The idea is to get a bit of air into it. Once it is to a whipped (very soft) butter consistency plop it onto your cooled cake. Frost it very quickly before the coconut oil hardens. It will seem like a pretty thin frosting, but it is just enough.

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