Coconut Crumb Cake

Coconut Crumb Cake

Recipe Rating: 3.11535
Serves 16
Coconut oil and toasted shredded coconut add a subtle flavor to this snack cake spiced with cardamom and cinnamon. It's perfect for morning brunch or an afternoon snack.
  • For the Crumb Topping
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup solid refined coconut oil, plus more for the pan
  • For the Cake
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup refined coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or canned light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Oil an 8-inch-square baking pan.

To make the crumb topping, stir together sugar, coconut and flour in a medium bowl. With fingers or a pastry blender, work in coconut oil until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

For the cake, whisk together flour, baking powder, cardamom, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat sugar and coconut oil until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, just until combined. Stir in vanilla.

Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle evenly with crumb topping. Bake about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cake cool completely before serving.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 square, 240 calories (120 from fat), 14g total fat, 12g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 26g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 3g protein.
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