Vegan Dessert Recipes: Coconut Cake

In the Asia-Pacific region, coconut is called “the tree of life”. From housing materials to novelty items, to oil, and food production, every part of the palm tree has its own use and commercial value. Around the world, coconut water, meat, milk, and oil are used in many dishes and desserts.

Today we are sharing with you a vegan coconut cake recipe. This recipe uses coconut milk and coconut flakes in the cake batter and the buttercream frosting. Enjoy a light, fluffy and yummy cake for dessert or tea time.


Vegan Coconut Cake:

• ¾ cup of granulated sugar
• ¼ cup of Earth Balance margarine
• ½ tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tbsp white vinegar
• ¼ cup of applesauce
• ¾ cup of coconut milk
• 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• ½ tsp salt
• ¼ cup coconut flakes

Vegan Coconut Buttercream:

• ¼ cup of Earth Balance margarine
• ¼ cup of vegetable shortening
• 1 ¾ cup of powdered sugar
• 1 tbsp coconut milk
• 1 cup coconut flakes


This recipe takes about 50 minutes to make. Serves 1 9″ cake.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Put sugar and margarine in a large mixing bowl.
Using an electric hand mixer, cream ingredients together until grainy.
Add vanilla extract, vinegar, applesauce, and coconut milk.
Beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and coconut flakes.
Pour in wet mixture and blend together until smooth.
Pour cake batter into a 9″ cake pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
Let the cake cool while you prepare the coconut buttercream.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together margarine and shortening until smooth.
Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
Add coconut milk and blend until smooth.
To assemble the cake, frost the cake on top and on the sides with buttercream.
Top off with coconut flakes.
Slice and serve.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can also make 12 cupcakes from this recipe. Bake them in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes only.

• You can use coconut oil instead of vegetable shortening.

Vegan Dessert Recipes: Coconut Cake
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