Coconut Mocha Loco Coffee Cake

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This crazy (loco) yummy coffee cake is grain free, gluten free, and has low carb (sugar free), and paleo version. I am so excited about this coffee cake, because it combines many of my very favorite flavors. I might have to hide it, and hoard it, because it is too good to share. After a wonderful, and exhausting trip to Hawaii, I was inspired to make a tropical treat.  Now I am in coconut, chocolate, mocha, cinnamon heaven. I’m still missing Hawaii, the cute sea turtles, and the colorful geckos that were visiting us regularly. Must go back someday and have more turtle time, and some fresh coconuts

Coconut Mocha Loco Coffee Cake
Recipe type: coffee cake
Cuisine: tropical dessert
Serves: 10
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My new favorite coffee cake. A crazy explosion of coconut, chocolate, mocha, and cinnamon. A paleo and a low carb version. Your coffee is going to have a new best friend!
  • Coffee Cake Ingredients:
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour.
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder.
  • Sweetener of choice: ¼ cup maple syrup or honey for paleo, or ⅓ cup erythritol + 20 drops liquid stevia for low carb/ sugar free version.
  • ½ Tsp cinnamon..
  • • 2 eggs.
  • • ½ cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk.
  • 1 ½ Tbsp raw unsweetened coconut butter, melted.
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter, melted.
  • 1 tsp organic coffee extract, or 2 tsp organic instant coffee or instant espresso granules.
  • ½ Tsp baking soda+1 tsp apple cider vinegar, mixed with vinegar in separate pinch bowl (will be very fizzy).
  • Topping Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp almond flour or meal.
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour.
  • ½ Tsp cinnamon.
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or butter, softened.
  • • Sweetener of choice: 1 tbsp coconut sugar ( for paleo), or 1 Tbsp erythritol ( for low carb).
  • 2 ½ Tbsp unsweetened raw coconut flakes.
  • 5 drops liquid stevia for low carb version, omit if paleo version.
  • Optional Garnish:
  • 2 Tbsp optional chocolate chips ( Enjoy Life® ).
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease or oil a 8×8 pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together coconut flour and cocoa powder.
  3. Add: sweetener of choice, cinnamon, eggs, almond milk, coconut oil, coffee extract, raw coconut butter, and stevia if using the low carb sweetener option.
  4. Mix thoroughly, breaking up any clumps (coconut flour likes to clump).
  5. In separate pinch bowl, combine: baking soda and apple cider vinegar (will be very fizzy).
  6. Add baking soda vinegar mixture to coconut flour mixture and stir in thoroughly. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan and spread around evenly, and set aside. In a medium size bowl, combine all the topping ingredients, and mix into a paste like consistency.
  7. Spoon topping on the middle and the 4 corners of the top of cake batter, and swirl topping around (don’t try to cover entire cake, it should look swirled).
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, but check at 20 minutes. The topping should have formed a crust and cake should be somewhat firm in center.
  9. Remove from oven and cool. Once cake is cooled, slice into 10 squares and garnish with optional chocolate chips. I put about 4 to 5 chips on each square.
Nutritional Data for Low Carb Version with regular chocolate chips: Cal: 120, Fat: 10 g, Protein: 2 g. Carbs: 6.6 g / Net Carbs: 4.1 g, Fiber: 2.5 g, Sugar: 2 g
Nutritional data for Low carb version without chocolate chips: Cal:115, Fat: 10 g, Protein: 2 g, Carbs: 5.3 g / Net Carbs: 2.8 g, Fiber: 2.5 g, Sugar: 1 g
Nutrtional Data Below is for Paleo version with maple syrup and chocolate chips: Cal:141, Fat: 10 g, Protein: 2 g, Carbs: 12 g / Net Carbs: 9.5 g, Fiber: 2.5 g, sugar: 7 g

10 thoughts on “Coconut Mocha Loco Coffee Cake

  1. These look so good! I may have to try them out soon. Your site looks great too! I love the slideshow of pictures at the top. I am such a novice at blogging and am trying to learn from others. It looks like you are making some great changes!

    • Hi Beth, thank you. I love your site and facebook page. You seem like you are a pro blogger to me. I am a newbie out here, just trying to learn as I go. So much to learn. The slide show was already on the theme that I picked. There are things I would like to change, but haven’t figured out how yet. Keep up the great work your doing!

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