Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Coconut Cream

by Marla on December 3, 2012 · 66 comments

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

I really wish you could eat this Cinnamon Coffee Cake while you read this post. With a gigantic cup of steamy coffee.

This cake is so delicious be prepared for it not to last very long. You will need to make two. One for me and one for you.

It certainly is big enough to share but you might not want to. It has no refined sugar, and it’s grain free which makes this the perfect treat for those of us who want perfection in perfection.

Got it? Let’s bake!


Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Be sure to load up your cake with a whole lot of Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream.

Dairy whipped cream is great too. Take a few extra minutes to whip it up yourself. Always worth it!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Also, top your cake with a whole lot of nuts, pomegranate seeds and cranberries. (there are nuts inside the cake as well)

They make it festive!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

I love cinnamon, so there is a lot of that in this cake too.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Do you have a favorite coffee cake recipe?

Our Elf on the Shelf loves coffee cake too…

Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

What ingredients make yours extra special?

Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Coconut Cream

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 10-12 servings

Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Coconut Cream

Ingredients

    Cinnamon Coffee Cake
  • 3 cups (312 g) Almond Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted unrefined Coconut Oil
  • 3 large Eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup (244 g) unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 cup (227 g) fat free plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 droppers full Vanilla Stevia Drops
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) Raisins
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) chopped Nuts (Walnuts, Pecans)
  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk (13.5 oz cans) - unflavored and unsweetened
  • Plain or Vanilla Stevia Drops to taste
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla Stevia Drops
  • Vanilla Extract, for even more vanilla flavor
  • Topping
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Nuts
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Fresh Cranberries

Method

    Coffee Cake
  • Preheat oven to 350 F with the rack in the middle. Spray a 9" springform pan with cooking oil. Combine dry ingredients (excluding nuts and raisins.) In another bowl combine wet ingredients. Mix wet and dry together until well combined. Fold in nuts and raisins. Add cake mix to the pan, smooth out the top if needed.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out crumb free. Let cake cool on a rack.
  • Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Chill coconut milk in the cans overnight. Open the cans without shaking them and carefully scoop out the thick, creamy part. Add this thick cream to your mixer bowl. With the whip attachment, start on medium speed and increase to high. Whip for about 5 minutes until you have thick whipped peaks. Sweeten to taste.
  • Assembly
  • Top cooled cake with coconut whipped cream, nuts and fruits.
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1 Aya B. December 3, 2012 at 5:28 am

Uhhh…
This looks soooooooo good
its appetizing… and the pomegranate looks like some kind of jewels on top
The photographs looks pretty awesome too
the minty green touch was absolutely perfect
Overall……..Stunning

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2 Marla December 3, 2012 at 6:00 am

Thanks so much Aya! I had a blast styling and eating this cake!

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3 Rosa December 3, 2012 at 5:33 am

A cake which must be extremely delicious! I am a sucker for pomegranates and cinnamon.

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Marla December 3, 2012 at 5:59 am

Rosa, I could top everything with those jewel like pom arils these days!

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5 Denise Browning December 3, 2012 at 5:52 am

Marla, dear!
That’s what I am talking about: The cake to be jolly! Yummmmmmy.
And always, love the colorful photos.

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6 Marla December 3, 2012 at 5:59 am

Denise!! Love that a “JOLLY” cake indeed. Thanks for your sweet comment :)

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7 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes December 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

Love how you dressed it up so pretty. I have a big Costco jar of coconut oil I need to start using. Thanks for the link love.

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8 Marla December 3, 2012 at 7:05 am

Barbara, I go through so much coconut oil these days. Had not a clue Costco sold it ~ very cool!

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9 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] December 3, 2012 at 6:54 am

Delish! Coffee cake is so good, especially with a hot cup of french press coffee, which is my favorite. Mmmm.

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10 Marla December 3, 2012 at 7:06 am

I love French press coffee too!

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11 Lori @ RecipeGirl December 3, 2012 at 6:54 am

So pretty!

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12 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance December 3, 2012 at 6:59 am

Cinnamon Coffee Cake brings back memories of Christmas time breakfasts at my grandparent’s house. It was always such a special treat to have coffee cake!

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13 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

Ooo Marla, so beautiful! I need a few extra minutes of stare-time before I could even think of biting into this gorgeous cake. :)

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14 Maria December 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

So festive!

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15 HeatherChristo December 3, 2012 at 7:56 am

This looks so special and delicious Marla!

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16 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet December 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

I LOVE coffeecakes. Your topping of coconut cream, nuts, pomegranate seeds AND cranberries makes it one beautiful and festive treat! PS: Love the plaid fabric!!

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17 Marla December 3, 2012 at 8:11 am

Thanks Anna!! I had a blast shopping for that plaid :)

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18 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. December 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

I am a coffee cake nut! YUM

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19 Niki December 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

I either need to make or buy some more almond flour so I can try this out asap. Cinnamon, coconut cream, pom arils… I’m drooling like my 7 month old.

Hmm, wonder if coconut “cream” would work as a sub for the yogurt?

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20 Rachel Cooks December 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

This is so gorgeous, Marla!

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21 Deliciously Organic December 3, 2012 at 9:58 am

What a beautiful holiday cake. I really love the touch of the pomegranate seeds on top. So festive!

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22 sara December 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

This looks sooooooooooo delicious! I love the coconut whipped cream, and those pomegranate seeds pop perfectly!

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23 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

Prettiest thing I’ve seen all day – this is gorgeous!!! And coconut cream? YES. PLEASE.

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24 Marla December 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Thanks so much Heather!!!

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25 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

Last week I made a cinnamon roll coffee cake but you are so smart to put those gorgeous red poms on yours! Stunning & festive, Marla! :)

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26 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts December 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

Gorgeous! Coffee cake is a huge hit at my house, and this version sounds delicious! Love all the cinnamon :)

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27 Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen December 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Grain-free and gorgeous? Be still, my heart!

PS, I just got my Minted.com giveaway code and can’t wait to use it! Will probably be the first year I’m proud of my Christmas pics!

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28 Elizabeth @Food Ramblings December 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

love the festive cake!!!

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29 carrian December 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Well, you certainly did not hold back and we are all grateful! YUM!!

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30 Meghan December 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Gorgeous cake, Marla! Love the flavors, colors, presentation, and of course – the photos!

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31 Lindsay December 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

LOVE this recipe! Cannot wait to make it for my gluten-free man and I have to say, you are my favorite food photog ever! Your photos make me grin from the inside :) True talent. Happy holidays to you and your family!

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32 what katie's baking December 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm

oh my gooshh.. this looks so good and i love how festive it is!!! :)

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33 Jeanette December 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I love using almond flour in cakes, and pomegranate seeds make everything look so festive – gorgeous Marla!

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34 Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Your coffee cake is seriously gorgeous! Love the jewel-like topping!

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35 Aimee @ ShugarySweets December 4, 2012 at 4:30 am

This is gorgeous!!!!

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36 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies December 4, 2012 at 9:17 am

Wow, wow, wow. This is stunning! And it’s healthy too–incredible!

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37 Carla @ Carlas Confections December 4, 2012 at 10:41 am

I love how festive this is! So beautiful!

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38 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ December 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

Stunning! First visit on this blog, I’m already sold on it. Great picture, bright composition, good content. Congratulations!

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39 aida mollenkamp December 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

What a festive cake, Marla! I love the idea of eating that with a Mocha in hand and indulging in the holidays.

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40 Esi December 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Love the red fruits on top. Makes it look so festive!

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41 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking December 6, 2012 at 6:01 pm

This cake is gorgeous Marla! I love the pomegranate seeds on top of the cake, so festive. Too pretty to eat

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42 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Oh my I wish I had a slice of this in front me now! What a beautiful and festive cake just perfect for the holiday season.

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43 Cookie and Kate December 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

This cake is so pretty and festive, Marla. I want to dig right in!

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44 Darla | Bakingdom December 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I loooove coffee cake, but what I really love here is how you’ve topped/decorated it. This is just gorgeous!

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45 Wendys Hat December 8, 2012 at 12:22 am

This just looks and sounds scrumptious! I am going to try this one for Christmas. I shared this link on my WendysHat FB page. Thanks!

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46 Anita December 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Hi Marla!

I have been a fan for quite a while but this is my first comment.

I got acquainted to your website when I started a diet that took the ridiculous amount of sugar I was consuming at the time, and dairy, and gluten, and, and… But you know what? I feel amazing! And you and your lovely website with your delicious recipes (I already tried quite a few) helped me so much on the early stage of my diet, because I realized food can still be beautiful and tasty!

And on top of that, your energy is just inspiring!

I have only one question about the stevia measurement you provide. As English is not my first language, I’m not sure I am adding the correct amounts. When you say droppers do you mean a drop or another kind of measurment?

Thank you so much again for creating such amazing recipes!

Ana

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47 Tara December 10, 2012 at 8:01 am

This cakes looks simply amazing and that is why we have it featured in our Mouth Watering Mondays post today at http://www.noshingwiththenolands.com Come on over to see. Cheers, Tara

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48 Marla December 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Thanks for the feature Tara!

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49 Stefanie December 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Looks Delicious…do you think the Greek yogurt could be substituted with coconut yogurt? I need something dairy & soy free

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50 Marla December 20, 2012 at 4:39 am

Hi! You can try, but I have never used that coconut yogurt ~ sounds delicious :)

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51 Michelle December 20, 2012 at 12:20 am

This looks fabulous and Oh So Fancy!!! I’d love it if you’d link it up here! http://michellesfavoritethings.blogspot.com/p/tuesdays-tasting-party.html

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52 Eat Good 4 Life December 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I really want to make this, it looks superb. I am so behind blogging and checking out my pinterest :-( Quick question. I have used stevia powder extract in the past and I actually don’t like it at all. I find it it gives a really strong after taste flavor, sort of like splenda. How is the liquid stevia? any better? I really loved all your colorful and vivid pictures!!

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53 Marla December 25, 2012 at 6:36 am

I totally agree with you on many of the stevia brands. The only one I recommend is NuNaturals ~ usually I use their vanilla stevia drops. Tastes just like sugar without the aftertaste & empty calories. Thanks for your sweet compliments!

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54 Eat Good 4 Life December 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

Perfect. Thanks for the response. That is the one I got from Amazon so I can’t wait to try it and experiment with it!!

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55 Heather @ Multiply Delicious December 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

Marla this is such a beautiful cake! Especially love the coconut cream – Yum!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

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56 Ema January 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm

This was the perfect addition to my Christmas dinner (I used this as dessert). I subbed in Pumpkin for the Applesauce and added in all the Pumpkin Pie spices along with the cinnamon. Thank you so much for the recipe it will become a repeat in our house for sure. Oh, the coconut whipped cream was the biggest hit of all, my husband who hates dairy whipped cream and coconut loved the most.

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57 Marla January 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

That is awesome Emma! We can’t get enough of that cake and whipped cream either. Pumpkin was a great idea!

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58 Megan Pence January 16, 2013 at 8:41 pm

This just totally has my tummy yelling at me right now – to feed it a huge, ginormous slice of THIS!! Gorgeous Marla!

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59 Hillary August 28, 2013 at 10:01 am

Looks delicious!!! Could you use oat flour instead of almond flour???

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60 Marla August 29, 2013 at 4:22 am

Hi Hillary, I have not tested this recipe like that. If you do let us know how it turned out :)

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61 Crystal October 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Can I omit the raisins all together or do I need to replace it to keep the recipe balanced?

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62 mattie October 2, 2014 at 6:36 am

OMG! This looks delicious, I cant wait to try it

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