This recipe makes one poundcake that is very moist and not too sweet. It can be served alone, or with whipped cream and berries. They’re also good made as cupcakes, topped with coconut oil frosting. My sister gave me the recipe for the poundcake, the frosting recipe is from Nourishing Days.

A just-big-enough treat that grain lovers will enjoy, too.

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Juice of one orange plus filtered water (or more orange juice) to equal 2/3 cup
  • Zest of one orange
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with butter or coconut oil and then line with parchment paper.

Combine all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and use a hand mixer to combine. Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth.

Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes. When a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, the cake is done. Remove the cake from the pan and cool on a rack.

Orange coconut oil frosting

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted in a glass bowl
  • 9 drops of liquid stevia (alternatively, you could use a couple of teaspoons of raw honey)
  • 1 packed teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients into warm coconut oil. You are now going to place the bowl into the freezer in order to cool it down. It is very important to check on it every couple of minutes to catch it before it gets too cold. You want to take it out of the freezer right when it starts to get cloudy. At this point the cold bowl (and your cool kitchen) will continue to turn the liquid oil into a solid. Continue to whisk the frosting as it gets cloudier and cloudier and eventually turns into a whipped butter consistency. The idea is to get a bit of air into it. Once it is to a whipped (very soft) butter consistency plop it onto your cooled cake. Frost it very quickly before the coconut oil hardens. It will seem like a pretty thin layer of frosting, but it is just enough.

Originally found at Nourishing Days