Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Coconut Pound Cake with Strawberries


I made this for a family party over the weekend and it was a huge success... Paleo, not-Paleo, kids and adults alike! It was a delicious combination that pleased EVERYONE! In fact, on the way home, my daughter announced that this was officially her new favorite dessert forever-more! With accolades like that, how can you not give this a try!? She is 15 and knows just about everything! ;-)

Coconut Pound Cake Recipe:

6 eggs
1 C coconut milk
1/2 C honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. coconut extract
1/4 tsp. orange extract
1 C coconut flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. sea salt
Coconut oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the eggs with the coconut milk, honey and extracts, until smooth. Add the coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until a smooth batter forms. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil, and sprinkle with some coconut flour to lightly coat pan. Pour batter into the loaf pan. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, until pound cake separates from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean! Allow the pound cake to cool before removing it from the pan.

Strawberries:
Thinly slice 2 pints fresh, well rinsed, strawberries. Add to a bowl. Sprinkle with 2 T organic coconut palm sugar. Let the mixture sit and marinate until strawberries create a juicy syrup!

Slice coconut pound cake and top with strawberry mixture (be sure to pour a little syrupy juice over the top, too).

Optional: top with a Whipped topping of 100% organic heavy whipping cream.
Whip cream until stiff peaks begin to form. Add 1 T coconut sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Whip again until blended and top strawberry coconut pound cake! Hope you enjoy this wonderful delight!


18 comments:

Erin said...

This sounds INCREDIBLE! My birthday is coming up, and this could be 'the one!'

Kelly Korg said...

This was awesome! Two thumbs up! Very flavorful and looked and tasted just as wonderful as the picture :)

Kelly Greco said...

Thank you so much! We're going to enjoy it again this weekend. Only this time my daughter is going to make it!

Katie A :) said...

Can you please give some of us non-paleo crossfitters a little advice on how to prepare nutritionally for the affiliate?

Jen said...

I made this as a double layer cake for my daughter's first birthday yesterday, iced with whipped cream and strawberries. It was absolutely delicious and everyone loved it. It didn't tast like a substitute, it just tasted like cake! Thank you so much :o)

Charenn29 said...

i really want to try this as soon as i got home. :)

LaurieK said...

Ohhh, this looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

what kind of coconut flour did you use for that.it looks AMAZING!!

Laura Hussein said...

Ok - I am in the process of making this - and am hoping for some encouragement despite the age of this post. The batter it made was very liquidy. Like very very. Is this how it was for any of you? At the 38 minute mark - it was still very liquidy! I followed the recipe exactly (except for the cinnamon - I added it to the egg mixture - it wasn't stated when to). Only 1c needed of the flour? And the coconut milk - an entire can or just the cream from the top?

Laura Hussein said...

It came out like french toast in a loaf form. Tasty - but not like a pound cake. Would love to know what others did.

Kelly Greco said...

Ooops! Hi Laura. I'm not sure what could have happened. My daughter and I make this often. It does seem liquidy at first, but as it's blended, it really, really thickens. Coconut flour is incredibly dense, and not much is needed. I wish I new what happened?! Sorry for your troubles. :-(

Laura said...

Thanks for the feedback - I shall try again!!

Ginnie said...

I can't have eggs. Does anyone know if this would work with Ener-G egg replacer? Or maybe bananas or applesauce? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

How much coconut oil?

Taylor said...

I just made this at home. So delicious! I doubled the vanilla, omitted the orange and cinnamon, and added ground pink peppercorns.

Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Paleo Desserts said...

Great recipe!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

This looks really delish. Could I use almond milk rather then coconut milk though?

Anonymous said...

This looks great. I haven't tried this yet but for those that have runny batter, could this be caused by the size of the eggs?


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