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Coconut Cake with coconut cream cheese frosting

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut, easy cake recipe, gluten free low carb recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
A low carb cake for coconut lovers.
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  • ½ Cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons Grated cream coconut from a block (optional if you have it)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 5 eggs separated
  • ½ cup Erythritol or sugar subsitute
  • ½ cup Butter softened at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter softened at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons erythritol ground, preferable


  • ½ cup desiccated coconut unsweetened


Make the Cake:

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

To Make the Frosting:

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

Assemble the cake:

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



Makes 8 slices
Nutritional Info per slice – 454 Calories, 43g Fat, 8g Protein, 12g Total Carbs, 5g Fibre, 7g Net Carbs
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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 43g | Fiber: 5g