Walnut Cake Using Coconut Oil

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Walnut Cake Using Coconut Oil

I wont lie, I was a little dubious about cooking with Vita Coco coconut oil for the first time. The main reason for this is that it told me that not only could I eat it, I could use it in the bathroom as a make up remover! These are normally two totally different kinds of products for me. However, this highlights the versatility of the product and that it is 100% organic. It really is the first ingredient that I have tried in a long time that I am really excited about trying more. I have used it to cook meat and it is perfect for making a curry. The flavour of coconut is always there but not too over powering. 

I decided to make a walnut cake using the coconut oil. instead of Trex. Coconut oil is a healthier type of fat (as opposed to butter) so I am all for making my treats a little bit better for me. I felt it worked really well and I really liked making the icing with it. Another bonus to this is that the icing stays white.

This recipe is for a 5 inch cake tin, so double if you have an 8 inch tin.


1 1/2 oz coconut oil
1oz caster sugar
1 egg
1 3/4oz self raising flour
2 oz walnuts
1/4 tsp baking powder

For the icing

1 tbsp cocount oil
4 tbsp icing sugar
A splash of water

Pre heat the oven to 180C

Place the walnuts in a blender and grind to a fine powder.
Mix all the cake ingredients together and whisk to a light batter.

Divide the mixture between two 5 inch cake tins which have been lined with baking parchment and greased with coconut oil.

Bake for 20 minutes until a skewker comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Meanwhile mix the icing ingredients together. Spread inbetween the cakes and use to add some walnut halves on top for decoration.

Have you tried coconut oil before? What do you use it for?

This recipe is an entry into the #Swearbyit challenge with Vita Coco. Find more great coconut oil recipes and tips on using coconut oil at www.swearbyit.com

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