And it’s vegan! My firstย attempt at vegan baking has turned out so lovely I felt the need to share. Moist and flavourful, this was the perfect way to top off Hubby’s already awesome 29th birthday. Now I did start off with a recipe for this cake, but in true Jodi fashion I had to change it up a little because… well I didn’t have as much coconut milk as I thought! So feel free to use either a whole cup of coconut milk or almond milk… or regular milk really – but necessity is the mother of invention so here is my cake!

One Bowl Coconut Vanilla Cake

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 TSP baking soda
1/2 TSP salt
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1 TBSP white vinegar
3/4 cup coconut
2 TBSP almond milk
1 TSP vanilla extract
1/4 cup icing sugar

Spray a cake pan with non stick spray – it’s important to have it ready to go once your cake is mixed.

In a large bowl wish together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.

Add milks, oil and first bit of vanilla and mix until blended. Whisk in vinegar until just blended. The combination of vinegar and baking soda is what makes it rise.

Immediately pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with coconut. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted at the centre comes out clean. Let cool.

Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over cake top. It will absorb into the cake and make a nice sweet top!


As a side note of birthday fun for all you Ottawa peeps, check out www.urbanquest.comย – we did the original quest for hub’s birthday and it was great! They send you around different areas of the city looking for clues, and if you like they can also make you a dinner reservation to top it all off. The location of which you only learn once you finish all your clues.