Monday, March 24, 2008

Smells like spring

It's in the high 80's here in Phoenix right now and we are experiencing all that goes with it from open windows, cotton blankets at night, daffodils on the kitchen window ledge and best of all, springtime baking.

One of my very favorite vegan baking recipes so far has been this cake. It's the Coconut Lemon Bundt Cake from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero. I've made this in the bundt form and cupcake form. Both came out moist and delicious. This recipe is perfect for lemons fresh off the tree.



1 2/3 cups granualted sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
1 (14 oz can) Coconut milk (I used Trader Joe's 50% less fat)
1/4 cup rice or soy milk (I used Rice)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 TBSp finely grated lemon zest
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups shredded or flaked unsweetened coconut (I used Bob's Red Mill Flaked)
A few TBSP confectioner's sugar for sprinkling



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 or 10 inch bundt pan. (I think this makde 24 cupcakes when I made them that way)

In large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, coconut milk, rice milk, lemon juice and zest, and vanilla. Stir to combine.

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the wet ingredients in batches, mixing well after each addition. (I did this with a whisk) Fold in coconut.

Pour batter into bundt and bake for 1 hour, or until a knife comes out clean. (Cupcakes took about 18-22 minutes)

Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes, then remove cake from bundt pan and let cool completely. Garnish with confectioner's sugar and coconut flakes. Enjoy!

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Posted by Wannabe @ 2:01 PM

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I'm sooo making this! Thank you!

Posted by Blogger Sarah @ Monday, March 24, 2008 4:31:00 PM #
 

Waaa, you have spring?? You can open your windows? And sleep under cotton blankies??? I'm still in my fleece jammies here in CT. *sigh* That cake looks delicious - but I have to say, the coconut and sugar looks like snow to me. ;)

Posted by Blogger Karen @ Monday, March 24, 2008 5:34:00 PM #
 

ummm....I am HUNGRY! That looks fabulous.

Posted by Blogger Joel & Karen @ Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9:45:00 AM #
 

NOM NOM NOM!!!

WANT.

Posted by Blogger krysten @ Tuesday, March 25, 2008 12:49:00 PM #
 

I've completely forgotten what 80 degrees feels like. ;)

Posted by Blogger Macoco @ Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:54:00 PM #
 

that looks absolutely delicious!

Posted by Blogger a friend to knit with @ Tuesday, March 25, 2008 6:46:00 PM #
 

Yuuuuuum!

Guess a trip for coconut supplies is in order. :>)

Nice pix btw.

Posted by Blogger mgilliam @ Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:20:00 AM #
 

That cake looks soooo good, and I think I have all the necessary ingredients. Hmm... maybe I'll bake tomorrow instead of spring cleaning my closet. ;)

Posted by Blogger busybusymomma @ Tuesday, April 15, 2008 7:43:00 PM #
 
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