{Vegan Coconut Loaf Cake} – Chec cu nuca de cocos – de post!

vegan coconut bread

Being a pastry chef means I get to work almost daily with butter, heavy cream, eggs, milk and all sorts of dairy products that I consider game changing. The taste, flavor, texture, everything is better with the addition of butter or cream. But once in a while I get asked to bake something that doesn’t use any of the butter, cream or eggs that I’m so used to. And I have to admit it – the first time I made a vegan dessert, I freaked out a bit – I thought there wasn’t much left if you take out the dairy, but I was wrong – the possibilities are endless and the flavors are just as intense. How’s that for game changing?!

And so coconut milk, almond milk, flax seeds, coconut flour, coconut flakes, agave syrup or maple syrup found their place in my kitchen. Amazing ingredients that deserve the perfect recipe to showcase their flavors. I’ve been on a quest for finding the perfect vegan cakes for a while now and I’ve tried a few recipes so far, like these delicious vegan chocolate muffins, but it wasn’t enough as I was certain the vegan world has more to offer than a simple muffin recipe.

Let’s take this vegan coconut loaf cake for instance – look at its texture and imagine the delicate coconut flavor that bursts into every bite – it’s a cake that impresses not necessarily with its look, but with its taste. It’s a dessert that you don’t feel guilty about and pairs wonderfully with a mug of vegan milk or coffee.

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{Vegan Coconut Loaf Cake}
 
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Serves:: 1 loaf cake
Ingredients:
Loaf cake:
  • 60g coconut flakes
  • 280g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 150g white sugar
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 100g powdered sugar
  • 20g coconut flakes, roasted
Directions:
Loaf cake:
  1. Combine the coconut flakes and the remaining dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the wet ingredients and give it a quick mix just until incorporated.
  3. Spoon the batter in a loaf cake pan lined with baking paper.
  4. Bake the cake in the preheated oven at 350F for 35 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  5. Allow the cake to cool in the pan then transfer on a platter.
Glaze:
  1. Mix the coconut milk and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle the cake with the glaze and top right away with coconut flakes.
  3. Allow to set and serve right away.

vegan coconut breadROMANIAN

Veganismul e un trend sau o convingere care pe mine nu atrage prea mult, desi inteleg de ce unii oameni aleg acest drum si inteleg si de ce unii nu o fac. Poate si pentru ca untul, smantana, ouale ocupa o parte importanta din cofetarie si fara aceste ingrediente nu as putea face retete precum tortul cu ciocolata si bacon, entremet cu mango si lamaie sau fursecurile crinkles. Si totusi, din cand in cand fac si o prajitura vegana sau de post si intotdeauna raman uimita de gustul bun si textura minunata pe care un astfel de desert le are. Pentru ca, din cand in cand, e ok sa iesi din sfera ta de comfort, sa pasesti pe langa poteca si sa te plimbi putin prin padurea larga – acolo gasesti inspiratia!

Acest chec cu nuca de cocos este un exemplu clar despre cum o reteta vegana poate deveni o prajitura eleganta si gustoasa in acelasi timp. Gustul intens si textura pufoasa sunt minunate, cu toate ca la inceput, citind ingredientele si vazand textura aluatului, nu ai zice ca va iesi mare lucru. Ma gandesc ca data viitoare sa adauga putina coaja de lime si niste seminte de mac sau portocala si felii de migdale – posibilitatile sunt nenumarate!

In plus, suntem in plin post si dulciurile, desi mai rare, nu contin lapte, oua, branza sau smantana. Contin mai degraba ganduri pozitive, multa iubire, intelegere, pace sufleteasca si mai putin tumult, stres si griji, mai putina rautate sau invidie si mai multa prietenie si omenie.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chec cu nuca de cocos - de post!
 
Author:
Serves:: 1 chec
Ingredients:
Chec cu nuca de cocos:
  • 60g fulgi de nuca de cocos (va recomand fulgi pentru un gus mai intens, dar merge si nuca de cocos maruntita)
  • 280g faina alba, cernuta
  • 150g zahar alb
  • 1 lingurita praf de copt
  • 1 lingurita bicarbonat
  • ½ lingurita sare
  • 200ml lapte de cocos (de migdale sau de soia)
  • 80ml ulei vegetal cu gust neutru
  • 1 lingurita otet de mere
  • ½ lingurita extract de vanilie
Glazura:
  • 2 linguri lapte de cocos
  • 100g zahar pudra
  • 20g fulgi de cocos usor prajiti
Directions:
Chec cu nuca de cocos:
  1. Combinati ingredientele uscate intr-un bol.
  2. Adaugati ingredientele umede si amestecati rapid cu o furculita sau lingura, doar pana la omogenizare.
  3. Puneti aluatul intr-o tava de chec tapetata cu hartie de copt si coaceti in cuptorul preincalzit la 180C pentru 35-40 minute sau pana trece testul scobitorii.
  4. Cand e gata, lasati sa se raceasca in tava apoi transferati pe o tava sau un platou.
Glazura:
  1. Amestecati laptele de cocos cu zaharul pana obtineti o glazura groasa.
  2. Turnati glazura peste chec si acoperiti cu fulgi de cocos.
  3. Serviti imediat sau pastrati la frigider.

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  1. Mulțumesc pentru această rețetă! Aș dori să o transform într-un tort. Crezi că am șanse? Am o formă rotundă de 28 de cm și m-am gândit să dublez cantitățile..

    • Oana, cred ca ti-ar trebui de 3 ori cantitatile astea pentru o tava asa mare… dar si timpul de coacere creste in acest caz 🙂