I didn’t initially plan my cake this way. What I wanted before was a classic decadent oat flour chocolate cake. It wasn’t until I looked around my kitchen and saw that A) I was only down to one and a half cups of oats, and B) I was down to two measly tablespoons of cocoa powder for this recipe. I didn’t want to make a small cake nor did I want to use my mother’s Ghiradelli Hot Cocoa powder.
So what was a girl to do? I found my second best options and went with my leftover coffee powder and coconut flour! Yes, coffee cafe doesn’t actually have coffee in it, but this ain’t your traditional coffee cake. It’s strong, super dark chocolately and highly caffeinated like legit coffee. You won’t be getting that sugar spike like you would with regular store-bought coffee cake. The coconut flour also provides a lot of fiber, some healthy fats and less carbohydrates than standard wheat or oat flour! The best part is that you can use a lot less of it than normal flour for a larger yield.
This cake. How do I even begin to describe it? It’s like………..play dough. You can enjoy it in a bowl or try to mold it into a slice. Behold, my first ATTEMPT.
Yes, that deserves a prize
no not really. Anyways, the taste and smell though are UGH. It’s rich, fluffy, moist and dark like a sinful chocolate cake with bits of mashed banana (hence why the little white pieces in the cake). When you take it out of the oven you will literally feel like Betty Crocker.
My coffee cake brings all da boyz to da yarrrrrrrrrrrrrrd. But this cake is all mine, BITCH.
- 1 cup coconut flour or 3 cups finely ground oats, almonds or buckwheat flour
- 1/4 cup pure ground coffee
- 3 TBSP baking powder
- 1/2 TBSP cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup mashed banana, applesauce or canned pumpkin
- 1 TBSP Stevia or 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
- 1 cup coconut milk–full fat is creamier
- Opt: apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, coffee beans, coconut flakes, cacao powder, walnuts, chocolate chips, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly.
- Carefully stir in wet ingredients until the dough is thick and creamy.
- Grease a cake tin and pour in the batter.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes and leave in the oven for 3 more minutes after turning the oven off.
- Let cool for an hour or overnight before serving.
Do you like shapeless food such as mashed potatoes or soup? Were you a play dough kid?