Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Coconut Loaf Cake

Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Coconut Loaf Cake

Made with Let's Do Organic Toasted Coconut Flakes and Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk by @the_bananadiaries

This super moist and tender coconut lemon loaf cake is honestly better than any bakery! It’s naturally vegan, eggless, dairy free, and gluten free, yet you’d never know.

Topped with a coconut frosting and toasted coconut flakes, you’re just going to love this tropical lemon loaf recipe, whether or not you’re vegan!

This vegan and gluten free coconut lemon loaf is so quick to make, just one bowl, and honestly, gives Starbucks’ lemon loaf recipe a run for its money!

Topped with a coconut frosting and toasted coconut flakes, you’re just going to love this tropical lemon loaf recipe, whether or not you’re vegan!

This loaf is made with fresh lemons to get that zesty lemon flavor! Plus a little lemon zest as well! The fresh lemon juice and zest will make for a much better lemon cake than using any lemon extract or imitations.Other coconut-ty ingredients needed for this recipe include Let's Do Organic Coconut Flakes, Let's Do Organic Coconut Flakes, Native Forest Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk!

It then comes together with oat flour, dairy free yogurt, apple sauce and sugar.

This loaf is gluten-free but you won't even know it because the texture is spot on!

Top the loaf with Let's Do Organic Toasted Coconut Flakes and coconut whipped frosting.

Then slice into perfect slices and enjoy!

This recipe is perfect for winter citrus season or spring! And can be eaten for breakfast with tea or dessert!

Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Coconut Loaf Cake Serves 10   Prep: 10 minutes Bake: 50-55 minutes   Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) Native Forest Organic Virgin Coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (170 g)unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (170 g) Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) vegan dairy free yogurt, room temperature
  • Juice from 3 medium lemons
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 1/2 cups (440 g) oat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup shredded Let's Do Organic Coconut Flakes (or coconut shreds)
Coconut Buttercream:
  • ½ cup Native Forest Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk
  • Let's Do Organic Toasted Coconut Flakes and lemon wedges, for garnish
  Directions:  
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and grease and line a 9″ loaf pan with coconut oil and parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the coconut oil and sugar. The sugar should begin to dissolve into the coconut oil, and the mixture should be fluffy. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in the applesauce, coconut milk, dairy free yogurt, lemon juice, vanilla, and lemon zest, and mix again until all wet ingredients are combined.
  4. Sift in the oat flour, baking powder, and baking soda, and gently fold the dry into the wet just before there are no dry streaks left, being careful not to over mix. When the dry is almost mixed into the wet, add in the coconut shreds, and mix again.
  5. Pour the batter into your loaf tin, and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the lemon loaf to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Then carefully remove with the parchment paper flaps on the side.
  7. To make the coconut buttercream, cream together the coconut oil and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the coconut milk to help achieve a fluffy consistency. Spread on top of the cooled lemon loaf cake, and decorate with toasted coconut flakes and lemon wedges.
  8. Slice and enjoy! Store any leftover slices in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days, in the fridge for 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.