Coconut Cake with coconut cream cheese frosting - A low carb cake for coconut lovers

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Made it once last week and it was SOO GOOD. This is officially my favorite keto dessert. About to make a second batch now.
Notes about the frosting: It tastes really cream cheesy on its own when you’ve made it. It goes well with the cake though. I put a pretty small layer in between the halves and a regular layer on top and used maybe half the icing. For the second batch, I’m just going to use 2/3 the recipe and increase the layer in the middle.

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1/2 Cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons Grated cream coconut from a block (optional if you have it)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 1/2 cup Erythritol or sugar subsitute
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter softened at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons erythritol ground, preferable

Decoration:

  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • US Customary - Metric

Instructions

Make the Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
  2. Grease a square baking tin and line with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, beat the butter and erythritol together until combined.
  4. Add the egg yolks, vanilla extract and coconut milk and cream. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Add the coconut flour, salt and baking powder. Stir well.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff.
  7. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter.
  8. Pour into the cake tin and bake for 20 minutes until golden and firm.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

To Make the Frosting:

  1. Beat the cream cheese, butter and erythritol together. Add the coconut milk to lightly thin out.
  2. Beat until smooth. You may want to use a hand blender to smooth any lumps out.

Assemble the cake:

  1. Place one half of the cake onto of a serving plate.
  2. Spoon frosting over the half evenly until covered.
  3. Place the other half on top.
  4. Cover the top and edges of the cake with the rest of the frosting.
  5. Sprinkle and press the desiccated coconut onto the frosting.
  6. Slice and serve!

Source of Coconut Cake with coconut cream cheese frosting Recipe @ divaliciousrecipes.com

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