It’s Spring Time here in Texas! The weather is already warm and bluebonnets are blooming all over the highways and fields. I love this time of year in Texas!!
Coconut Cake always reminds me of Spring Time or Easter. My grandmother always made a coconut cake for Easter. I also got my love of cooking/baking from her!
So here is my version of a Trim Healthy Mama Coconut Cake!
My whole family enjoyed this cake, right down to my baby girl. In fact, the day I was trying to take pictures of my cake to post to my blog, I was swarmed by my kids beggingfor another piece! But it makes me happy knowing I can feed it to them with out a sugar-crazed scene later! No harmful sugar effects for any of us!
I did use almond & oat fiber for this cake and use coconut oil to give it flavor.
**If you do not have oat fiber you can add about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of coconut flour in it’s place to give it that bulk. Be sure to just scoop and shake the coconut flour.
But I love this cake… it makes a great vanilla cake base for other cakes!
I hope you will give this cake a try! It’s low carb, THM S, and sugar free.
- 2 1/2 cups of almond flour
- 1 cup of oat fiber (if you do not have this you can try using about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of coconut flour instead... try the smaller amount first).
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil (for more coconut flavor) softened to room temp
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- 3/4 cup of THM Gentle Sweet (or 2/3 cup of Truvia or Pyure or 1 cup of xylitol or Swerve)
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 2 tsp of vanilla flavor
- 1/2 tsp almond flavor
- 1- 8 oz package of room temp cream cheese (you can add two cream cheese packages if you like a lot of frosting... just add about 1/4 cup more Gentle Sweet or two tbsp. more Truvia or Pyure or 1/2 cup more Swerve or Xylitol)
- 1 cup of unsalted room temp butter (two sticks)
- 1 cup of THM Gentle Sweet (or 3/4 cup of Truvia or Pyure or 1 1/2 cup of Swerve or Xylitol)
- 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup of coconut shreds (unsweetened)
- 1/2 tsp of almond flavor
- 1 tsp of vanilla flavor
- a pinch of salt
- **Optional, if you want to add more bulk to frosting you can add about 1/2 cup of coconut cream.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray two 8" round baking pans with coconut oil spray or coat with butter.
- Place parchment paper at the bottom of coated pans.
- Spray with coconut oil spray or butter.
- Mix butter and sweetened, vanilla & almond flavor together till fluffy.
- Add sour cream and coconut oil and mix.
- Add eggs and mix well.
- Add all the dry ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Batter will be thicker.
- Scoop batter evenly into each coated pan.
- Place in oven to bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Check at around 20 minutes.
- Take out if cakes come out clean when tested with a knife or toothpick.
- For frosting mix butter, cream cheese and sweetener together well.
- Add in the flavorings. heavy whip and 3/4 cup of the coconut shreds (you can add all the coconut if you do not want to toast any coconut for the top).
- Take cakes out and allow to cool completely before icing.
- Place one of the cakes on a cake stand.
- Frost the inside.
- Place the other cake on top of the frosting.
- Frost the top and sides.
- Toast up the 1/4 a cup of coconut shreds in a skillet with 2 tsps. of butter and 1 tbsp. sweetener.
- Mix until it browns nicely.
- Place on a napkin to get off excess butter.
- Sprinkle on top of cake.
- Should feed 10.
- PS... I made a revision to this cake because I had added coconut flour to the list by mistake but didn't actually use it.