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Vegan Coconut Cake | Coconut Jaggery Cake | Egg-free Butter-free Dairy-free Cake

I love cakes! Period. Be it those creamed ones or simple plain snack cakes I am all game. Usually I love to have cakes as a snack rather than a dessert, only exception is when they are served with a scoop of icecream ;-). I am not sure why thought. I think for me cake is more of a snack or a tea time treat or mid morning hunger prank rescue. So the other day I was in this cake prank and wanted to bake something fresh and fragrant. I found this recipe so interesting as it uses wheat flour and jaggery along with toasted coconut. Just when I read that I started to dream the marriage of flavours in my mind, vola within minutes I started to prep for the cake.

Vegan coconut cake as it is called does not use any butter, egg or dairy (milk/curd). The cake is super rich and so filling that just one piece I felt was totally rich and satisfying. Great way to serve tea for the family or friends. The cake is super moist and I just felt if vegan bakes were so delicious may be I must take an oath to vote for them quite often. Since the cake gets its flavour from coconut milk and shredded coconut do use freshly done coconut milk and shred freshly cut coconut, this sure adds more flavour to the cake. The cake browned quite well on the outside and the inside gets its colour from jaggery, I used a bit of sugar too to be sure of the sweetness once its baked. But you can easily skip sugar if you want to. Nevertheless this is one of the best tasting vegan bakes I have laid my hands on.


Recipe Source ~ here
Prep time ~ 15 mins
Bake time ~ 25 - 35 mins
Makes ~ 6" cake
Serves ~ 10


Whole wheat flour- 1 and 1/2 cups
Baking soda-3/4 tsp
Baking powder-1 tsp
Salt- 1 pinch
Toasted coconut-1/2 cup (see notes)
Grated or powdered jagerry / Brown sugar- 1 and  1/4 cup( loosely packed)
Granulated white sugar (powdered) - 2 tbsp
Coconut milk-1 cup
Vegetable oil-1/3 cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
White Vinegar- 1 tsp

  • Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.Lightly grease the cake tin with oil and line it with parchment paper.Keep aside
  •   In a large mixing bowl,combine together alal dry ingredients - whole wheat flour,baking soda,baking powder,salt,toasted coconut and grated jagerry, sugar (if using). Mix until everything is combined
  •  In a another bowl combine all wet ingredients - coconut milk,vegetable oil,scraped vanilla and vinegar.Pour this into the prepared dry ingredients.
  • Mix gently with a wooden spatula,just until combined.( Do not over mix)
  • Pour this batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 - 30 mins until a skewer inserted in centre comes clean

Cooks Wisdom

- Make sure you use fresh coconut milk and freshly shredded coconut for more flavour, you can add coconut essence if you have

- To toast coconut in a medium heat on a non stick pan dry roast the shredded coconut for 2 minutes until fragrant and all the wetness disappears. You will find the coconut changing color this is the right time to remove from heat, once this cools down add to the dry ingredients. Reserve some to be topped later on cake
- If you don't have jaggery use powdered sugar / brown sugar
- In case u want to do muffins with this recipe adjust the baking temperature and bake for 15-18 mins


  1. ur cake looks very soft and moist.. i also have a an eggless butterless cocnut cake in my spice...

  2. yummy cake with adorable pics

  3. wow the cake looks soft and delicious, inviting and awesome....

  4. Wow cake luks delicious,,,,

  5. wow wow thats an very delicious and yummy cake :).. love coconut flavou in cakes ..they are tempting!! and lovely clicks priya !! :)

  6. i love to have that cake right now.

  7. very inviting cake doll... love the vegan version and lovely clicks... Superb temtpting...

  8. wow the cake must be having a very nice coconutty aroma with coconut plus coconut milk.....

  9. Very healthy cake with whole wheat.loved your clicks.

  10. Cake is looking very moist and I love the plates dear...

  11. Same pinch, same pinch!!! I love cakes 4 the same reasons as u!!! :) Even more, I like 2 bake them 2 distribute n contribute calories 2 my colleagues!!! ;) I'd made a similar cake long back but w/out the coconut, u r tempting me now... reminds me I've not made a cake since... 4got ven!!!

  12. Wonderfully made....super delicious

  13. How moist the cake na..Killer combo,coconut and jaggery makes a wonderful pair for cakes na..Interesting cake.

  14. Looks so dense, piece must satisfy the cravings...nice healthy ingredients...well done..

  15. sounds inviting and interesting,looks tempting....

  16. The cake looks quite yummy

  17. Wow...vegan coconut cake, sounds so flavorful n delicious...looks super moist and trmpting, wanna try it sometime soon...beaituful presentation n nice props dear :)

  18. soft and delicious cake.

  19. Yummy super soft & moist cake.. Looks tempting !

  20. Yummy yummy.Love the flavour and texture :)

  21. I made this tonight for my flat which includes a vegan. They all loved it, it's almost all gone!

    1. :-) Leonie thanks for letting me know :-) so happy you all enjoyed the cake. A perfect vegan treat indeed... keep in touch



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