I thought your chocolate cake looked amazing! I had all of the ingredients and followed the recipe, however i found my batter was as liquid as water! I know others have found this as well and i understand its down to the coconut flour? Ive put them back on for another 20 minutes and ill let you know how i get on!
Oh ye of little faith! Mine are fairly coconutty in flavour, maybe becasue i added the extra flour to try and thicken it, but they look like decent chocolate cakes to me! Well, Natalie, reading your comments was a bit like riding a roller coaster! I was nervous then relieved.
That coconut flour really absorbs moisture.
My oven manual a newish AEG model recommends using a lower temperature C which is F for baking a sponge cake. After 30 minutes my toothpick came out very wet, but I did another 10 minutes, and then another 10 minutes — and the cakes are perfect. They are now cooling on the rack.
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Just started a paleo-ish diet. Loving the coconut flour option in baking. Got a question though…I live at an elevation of 5, feet. Have had issues with cakes before.
Would you have any suggestions for high elevations? Thanks a mint! The kids really enjoyed making it with me — it was sliding all over the place! This time I will include some decaf espresso instead of water that I used last time, just to see how it enhances the chocolate.
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This is a remarkable recipe. It turned out beautifully and the batter tasted yummy! I used the coffee and got a slight taste on the batter which I loved. Now I have to decide which frosting to use when I finish it off in the morning. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. Thanks for this great nut-free recipe! Everyone scarfed it down — kids and all! I also beat the egg whites separately and folded them in last to keep it a little more fluffy. My icing was definitely watery, but I went along with your instructions, and found that it definitely set much better than I anticipated.
Thanks so much for posting! I tried this last night. The frosting, however, less than to be desired. Mine turned out very separated.
I had lots of honey looking water left in the bottom of the bowl, and then an oily spread for the frosting. It tasted like I was eating shortening with a twinge of honey and coconut. Did you use an electric mixer with a whisk attachment? I did see that happen but then slowly the water part started to separate off again. I wonder if I got a bad batch of something? Maybe the coconut milk was bad? Oh well! The cake was wonderful and I plan to use that recipe again, for sure.
Thank you! My frosting did the separating thing as well.
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And I used all the exact ingredients. It is so good. This is better than non-gluten free cakes, from what I remember of them. And to think I almost gave up on coconut flour altogether. I guess you just need the right recipe. This is so delicious!! Between five of us half the cake was gone in one sitting. And there will be a next time! Can I make this in a Mickey Mouse cake pan for my sons 2 yr bday? What alterations should be done if any? Could I possibly use a banana to sweeten the recipe instead of the maple syrup? I would love to know your thoughts!
Kendra, Thanks for the compliment. Plus, the texture of this cake is lighter and fluffier than the snack cake which is dense because of the use of fruit sweetener. The coconut flour also just needs the extra liquid from the maple syrup. You might be able to do it if you added some extra liquid with the banana. You could always follow the snack cake recipe and make it in a 9 inch round cake pan as a birthday cake.
I made this cake for a birthday party which included folks who eat Paleo, gluten-free folks, and folks who eat low-carb. It turned out SO delicious, and was completely devoured! I tried this recipe a week ago for my birthday. All I can say is WOW! Instead of cake, we made cupcakes, and they came out beautifully.
For the frosting, I used coconut oil, cocoa and a dark chocolate bar. It was really runny but after a little time in the fridge, it was the perfect consistency.
The cupcakes were really moist, and a bit more dense than standard cake. Everyone scarfed them down and was really impressed that they were paleo. We put some coconut ice cream on the side and it was better than usual. Do you have any tips to ensure the cake cooks evenly?? I have not had any luck making Paleo friendly cakes. Mine burn on top long before they even start to cook in the middle.
I have that trouble more with almond flour goods than with coconut flour recipes like this one. I think you need to cook almond flour baked goods on a somewhat lower temperature. I have a question — could I use this recipe to make whoopie pies? Thanks and be well, Katie.orinesbasnai.tk
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If you try it please let me know how it goes. I LOVE this cake!! I do some substitutes to lower the fat and cholesterol though. I use grapeseed oil instead of coconut oil, I use 2 whole eggs and 12 egg whites and 1 cup agave nectar instead of maple syrup and it turns out amazing. I typically also just make a butter cream frosting or chocolate ganache. So tasty!! Thanks for the inspiration! However, if honey is not for you then you can substitute a vegan honey alternative. Do you happen to know nutritional info. Would love to get a handle on that as well.
I ran this through the recipe calculator at LoseIt. Those slices would be enormous! It would be closer to twice that many servings for a double layer cake like this. Loved them. Easy and tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe! It really depends on my mood. It reminds me a lot of whipped cream. I loved this cake! Very simple to make and no one would ever guess that its gluten, lactose and nut free.
Unfortunately I had one small problem with making this cake, and hoping you can give me advice on where I may have gone wrong for next time. I used the chocolate ganache frosting on the cake and between layers, which was completely delicious, however the next day after leaving the cake in the fridge, the frosting went hard and turned into chocolate and the cake very difficult to cut and eat.