Gluten-free Coconut Lime Tea Cake

April 14, 2012

This coconut lime tea cake from Pickles and Honey is a gluten-free and vegan dessert.  Coconut and lime are a natural flavor combination and are just dynamite in this cake.  The cake is not intensely sweet, the agave nectar adds a mellow flavor without an overwhelming amount of sugar.  The goal is to taste the bright lime zest and buttery coconut.  If you have a stronger sweet tooth, you can make a simple glaze using lime juice and powdered sugar.

Ingredients:

1 C. All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill brand)
1 C. Coconut Flour
1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Tsp. Xanthan Gum
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 1/4 C. Coconut Milk (I used TJ’s brand from the 1/2 gallon carton)
1 Ener-G Egg (1 1/2 Tsp. Ener-G egg replacer, 2 Tbs. warm water)
Juice & Zest of 3 Organic Limes (about 1/4 C. juice, 3 heaping Tbs. zest)
1/4 C. Agave
1/4 C. Unsweetened Applesauce
1/4 C. Coconut Oil, melted
1 Tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste (or Pure Vanilla Extract)
3/4 C. Coconut Flakes, plus 1 Tbs. more for garnish

For full recipe instructions, click here.

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