Sunday, March 18, 2012

Chai coconut breakfast cake

I recently discovered a new vegan blog and have been bookmarking lots of recipes from the site. This is one I made this weekend- coconut chai breakfast cake from Fat Free Vegan's blog. Lots of yummy and healthy-looking recipes here! This cake is pretty tasty and is perfect for something to go along with your afternoon tea or to enjoy for breakfast.


1 cup strong chai tea (use 2 teabags and let them sit in the water until it cools)
1/3 cup uncooked quick (not instant) oatmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger 
3/4 cup sugar (I used 1/2 cup coconut sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar)
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut flakes, 2 Tbs reserved

1. Prepare the chai ahead of time. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan, or a rectangle pan like I had.

2. Combine the dry ingredients (oatmeal through sugar) in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the chai, applesauce, vinegar, extracts and all but 2 Tbs of the coconut. Mix well and pour the batter into the prepared pan.

3. Sprinkle with the reserved coconut and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This cake goes really well with your favorite cup of tea- it need not be chai!

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