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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Comfort Food "GF Sourdough Coconut Coffee Cake"

There is nothing in this cake I can justify as even a bit good for you! Well, maybe the coconut and coconut oil, but even then...no hidden nofu, black beans, rice protein, fruit,nothing at all nutritionally essential- once in awhile you just have to make junk food! No chemicals, no colors, so at least it has that going for it. :-)

My gf sourdough starter(Joe) needed to be used and fed today. I could have tossed some of "Joe" but that just seems wasteful! I am still very tickled that I managed to start and not kill a starter, so I am just a little obsessed with finding ways to use it. It was rainy and cold and Abby wasn't feeling so grand, and for Abby there is simply nothing better then a spoonful of sugar to perk her up a bit.

I found a few Sourdough coffee cake recipes and could not decide on which one to use. So I combined and tweaked a few.

This was terrific. Really terrific and it tasted as comforting as it smelled baking. Dense, moist, a bit crumbly but for once gf crumb was definitely appreciated!

I think I could have reduced the grapeseed oil, the sourdough starter gave it all the moisture it needed.

Best part, I did not have to pitch any of "Joe" down the sink and I think if I slice it and individually wrap this I can a few pieces tucked into the freezer for another rainy day.
(Picture below is right before it went in the oven)

Gf Sourdough Coconut Coffee Cake (use safe ingredients and it is dairy free,soy free,corn free too!)

for the streussel topping:
1 cup gf flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon mace( I used 1/8 mace and 1/8 nutmeg)
2/3 cup palm shortening or coconut oil(cold for cutting)
1/2 cup fine flake unsweetened coconut shreds
1/4 teaspoon salt(pink of course)

Combine flour, sugar,coconut and spice and salt until well combined. Rub in cold palm shortening or coconut oil using your fingertips(or fork) until the mixture is crumbly and sticks together when you press it together with your fingers. Set topping aside.

for the cake:
1 cup healthy sourdough starter (100% hydration)
1/3 cup oil(grapeseed or liquid coconut)
1 egg
1 cup gf flour
1 cup sugar granulated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (or nutmeg or cinnamon, we avoid cinnamon so opted for nutmeg)

Grease 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" square cake pan.
Stir together all ingredients until they are just combined.
Spread batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs evenly over the top of the cake.
Allow the cake to rest for 30 minutes. While it is resting, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until the cake is set and the sides begin to pull away from the pan.
Allow to cool before cutting.( So did not wait and it did not hurt a thing, besides my calorie intake for the day!)


Kristy Williams said...

Looks scrumptious! And so funny, I made a coffee cake a couple nights ago, too! Isn't it just the best feeling when new creations turn out so fabulous!

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