Raspberry, Strawberry and Coconut Cake

Served with a little coconut cream or natural yoghurt, this cake would make an excellent dessert.  Alternatively, a slice is perfect for afternoon tea or as a snack.   My grandchildren couldn’t get enough of it when I served it up as dessert last time they visited, and with all the fresh fruit in it, I didn’t mind.

This deliciously fresh loaf cake is very different but so tasty.  The coconut flour gives a very light cake mix and the berries ensure the cake stays really moist.  It was quite difficult to only try one slice whilst it was cooling!

I used fresh fruit and probably added more raspberries than 1 cup, and I halved and quartered some strawberries as they seemed a bit too big.

INGREDIENTS:

4 ripe bananas
Juice of ½ large lemon
¾ cup coconut flour, sifted
4 organic eggs
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
3 tablespoons coconut oil, butter or ghee
1 cup strawberries (frozen can be used)
1 cup raspberries (frozen can be used)

METHOD:

Heat the oven to 180°C.

Line a loaf tin – I used a 20cm x 9cm based one which took the ingredients perfectly.

Place all ingredients, except berries, into a food processor and blend until just combined.

Stir through the berries.

Add a splash of honey if you think the mixture is not sweet enough.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for approximately 1 hour; slightly longer if you think it needs it.

Allow to cool slightly. Carefully lift out from tin and allow to cool completely before slicing and serving.

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Raspberry, Strawberry and Coconut Cake

Recipe adapted from Changing Habits, and would probably serve 6 to 8 people.

NB:  All the photographs used in this blog have been taken by me, and are of food I have prepared and served myself.

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