Sunday, March 28, 2010

Moist Spelt Cake with Whispers-of-Coconut Frosting. A Recipe.

Believe it or not, it actually slipped my mind to take step-by-step pictures of this experimental recipe, but I did have enough sense to snap a quick photo at one of the last pieces.  It went that fast. :)  Maybe next time it'll be put together in lovely layers with many pictures captured before it's demolished.  But why wait for the pretty pics to post the recipe?

I didn't feel deprived of that satisfactory, hit-the-spot feeling with this healthy(er) treat.  For those who aren't too keen on coconut, this is a great compromise.  A (very honest) friend of mine who I tested this cake on told me she normally avoids coconut-flavored foods, but it's so subtile, she actually enjoyed it!    It's rich, moist, and satisfying for that ornery sweet tooth; or in my case, sweet teeth, according to my grandpa when I was seven.  Not too much has changed in that area of my life...

Moist, Frosted Spelt Cake with Whispers of Coconut
For the cake:
2/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1 3/4 cup turbinado sugar (or whatever kind of sugar you use)
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cup spelt flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1 1/4 cup milk

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pan(s).  Mix coconut oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well-blended.  Beat 5 minutes on high speed.  On low speed, add flour, baking powder, and salt alternately with milk.  Pour into pan(s).

Bake oblong 40-45 minutes, layers 25-30 minutes, or until the edges turn slightly brown (It's whole wheat flour; it's what it does.)

For the frosting:
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
4 cups powdered sugar (fair trade/organic is ideal, of course)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
about 3 Tablespoons milk

Blend coconut oil and sugar.  Stir in vanilla and milk, beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.


  1. That sounds right up my alley...I'll have to give it a try. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. SO thankful for this recipe!! I'm making a cake for my daughters b-day and had no idea where to start! You're recipes are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!


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