A light and tasty cake as delicious as it is elegant.
When it comes to cake, some people like vanilla, and others like chocolate. Nothing wrong with that. But THEN there are the cake lovers who really think outside the box. By which I mean the literal cake mix box. Sorry (not sorry), but you won’t find this coconut blackberry cake in powdered, just-add-water form on any grocery store shelves. This unique cake is at once elegant and delicious, scoring major points in both flavor and presentation. This healthy, clean eating cake recipe has everything you want in a cake (including frosting) without all the other stuff you don’t.
Clean Eating and Coconut
Coconut is sort of a secret weapon when it comes to clean baking. Coconut oil, coconut flour, and coconut sugar all offer healthier alternatives to standard baking ingredients. For this reason, they often find their way into clean recipes, even ones that aren’t explicitly coconut-flavored.
In this coconut blackberry cake recipe, however, these clean ingredients get to achieve their full potential, adding some rich flavor to this decadent coconut blackberry cake.
This cake also features shredded coconut and, of course, fresh blackberries. These fresh, delicious ingredients help keep this cake rich, moist, and completely decadent. The blackberries also happen to give this cake a gorgeous, elegant appearance, so be ready to Instagram the heck out of it!
This recipe calls for almond extract, which adds a rich flavor to this unique cake that really complements the coconut and blackberries. However, if you’re looking to amp up the coconut flavor, feel free to add or swap in coconut extract. It’s a must for any serious coconut lovers.
Icing On The Cake
Honestly, with its rich flavors and fresh ingredients, this cake can definitely hold its own, sans frosting. However, most of us can agree that cake just isn’t cake without it.
Of course, as anyone with a sweet tooth knows all too well, frosting packs on sugar and calories. Fast.
Naked cakes have risen in popularity recently as a way to cut back on the sweet stuff. But, as a dedicated frosting lover, I’ve kept this cake semi-clothed with a healthy blackberry yogurt frosting. Made with Greek yogurt, honey, almond extract, lemon zest, and blackberries, this clean icing is a light and tasty way to dress up your cake.
To save calories, keep this cake scantily clad by only frosting the top of each layer, leaving the sides bare. This makes for a lighter dessert and an elegant presentation that shows off the beauty of this coconut blackberry cake.
At just 202 calories per slice, this delicious cake is a guilt-free treat perfect for any occasion. So you can have your cake, and even eat frosting too.