Coconut & White Chocolate Naked Cake

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Happy Birthday to me! Today I am turning 23 and what’s a birthday without cake? Coconut is one of my favourite flavours and so I decided to make this coconut and white chocolate naked cake which happens to be vegan and gluten free. I love this style of cake and decided to top it with gorgeous fresh flowers.

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Coconut & White Chocolate Naked Cake

Ingredients

Coconut Cake:

  • 3 Chia Eggs (3 Tbsp Chia seeds with 6 Tbsp Water)
  • 1 Cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Vegan Margarine
  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Cups Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Baking soda
  • 3 Cups Gluten Free Self-Raising Flour
 Coconut & White Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Fat
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk (just the thick layer, dismiss the coconut water)
  • 3 cups Icing Sugar
  • 100g Vegan White Chocolate (melted)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200c.
  2. Prepare the chia eggs by mixing the seeds and water in a small bowl, refridgerate the speed up the process.
  3. In a mixing bowl whisk together coconut milk and apple cider vinegar until foamy.
  4. To the milk and ACV mix, combine sugar, vanilla, melted margarine, coconut milk and chia eggs. When combined, stir in the desiccated coconut.
  5. Next, sieve the flour over the mixture and add baking powder and baking soda. Whisk again until combined.
  6. Prepare 2x 8″ Inch cake tins by either lining with parchment paper of greasing with a little margarine.
  7. Pour the cake batter into the tins, evenly distributing the mix between the two.
  8. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. In a mixing bowl beat together vegetable fat, coconut fat (not the liquid), icing sugar, melted white chocolate, coconut and vanilla.
  10. Refrigerate the frosting until needed.
  11. Once baked, set the cakes aside and allow to cool before icing.
  12. Ice the cake once completely cooled and sprinkle the top with extra coconut.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Shanie Shan says:

    Love this!!!! Thank you 😊!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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