Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Amazing Coffee Cake

I love Coffee Cake. For years I have had an image of coffee cake in my mind that I have never found. Well, yesterday I found it, and you can love the healthful ingredients! For you Europeans, 'Coffee Cake" is a sweet, moist cake that is made specifically to be eaten with coffee or tea. Usually it has alot of cinnamon.
FYI, if you want to make it purely vegan, you can make "soy buttermilk"by adding 1 tsp apple cider vinegar to a cup of soy milk and let it sit for 10 minutes!

Amazing Coffee Cake

-New, Improved Recipe!-

1 1/2 cups (300ml) coconut oil, melted
(or 1lb (4 sticks of butter))
2 tsps (coffeespoons) liquid vanilla extract
1/2 cup ground flax seed (or 4 eggs)
2 1/4 cups maple Syrup or 2 cups packed raw cane sugar
4 cups flour (I use whole spelt flour)
2 TBL (soupspoons) baking powder or cream of tartar
2 tsps (coffeespoons) baking soda
1/2 tsp seasalt
1 TBS (soupspoon) ground cardamon
2 cups sour cream, fromage blanc or plain/nature yogurt

Nut Mixture, mix all together in separate bowl, do not add to batter.
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 TBS cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350F/170C. Butter or oil a 'tall" cake pan or bundt pan.

In a small mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients, except flax meal..
In a large bowl, whisk all liquid ingredients except sour cream/fromage blanc/yogurt/buttermilk, but DO whisk in FLAX MEAL.
Add dry ingredients to dry to wet, 1/3 at a time, alternating with sour cream/etc. Each time mix until just barely combined do not in any way over mix.
Batter will be very thick, almost like cookie dough. You really have to spread it into the pan.

Into greased cake pan spread in 1/3 of batter. Then sprinkle in 1/3 of nut mixture. 1/3 more batter, 1/3 more mix. Finish with rest of batter on top, and sprinkle on rest of nut mixture. Smooth nut mixture into batter a bit.

Place in oven for 45minutes. Check with knife or skewer, if it comes out clean it is ready, if not keep in oven 10 minutes more until knife comes out clean.
Let rest in pan 20 minutes. Let cool at least 30 minutes after you take it out of pan.



  1. Jenn,
    Read somewhere on your site that coconut oil 'pushes' the other bad fats out. I remember seeing a tv program sometime back that had two groups of people eating the same level of fat and the one group eating low fat dairy products. They ones taking in low fat dairy 'pushed out' more fat. There are so many amazing things, so many combinations with everything we eat.

    Ever had anyone complaining of joint pain with too much almonds. I started drinking almond milk (homemade) and am having a lot of joint pain. Probably just getting old.

    It's nice to see what you are doing and writing.


  2. Hi Diane! In fact dairy products contain some of the "worst" fats. Worse than red meat as far as I am concerned. Try 3 weeks with no dairy products at all. It is mind-blowing.
    I have not heard of any counter indications to almond milk, especially the homemade kind. Are you also taking omega oils, including an added cod liver oil? Try Nordic Naturals brand, absolutely no flavor.
    Nice to hear from you!

  3. Outstanding cake....I recommend it.

    Anonymous European cake consumer