Monday, February 11, 2013
Citrus and Strawberry Kissed Pound Cake
Citrus Kissed Coconut Flour Pound Cake
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup full fat coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp orange or lemon extract
1/2 cup sweetener equivalent (I use E.Z. Sweetz new stevia blend with Monkfruit)
In a medium bowl, mix coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Break up any lumps. In another bowl, combine coconut milk, eggs, vanilla, extract and sweetener. Reserve the remaining coconut milk for the cream to top the dessert. Beat until well combined. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet a half cup at a time until most all lumps are gone. The mixture will thicken as the coconut flour absorbs the moisture. Spread into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
To make the dessert as shown, make a recipe of Coconut Citrus Cream and slice three cups of fresh strawberries. Cut the cake into cubes. Arrange on a plate or in a trifle dish. Top with sliced strawberries and drizzle with Coconut Citrus Cream.
Coconut Citrus Cream
3/4 cup coconut milk ( remainder from can)
2 packets True Lemon or True Orange crystals
2 tsp sweetener equivalent
Combine the coconut milk, flavor crystals and sweetener. Chill.
The pound cake can be made without the citrus flavor, but I have found it really compliments the coconut. I made this nice little dessert a little ahead of Valentine's Day because I wanted a dessert I could eat now! I have been busy baking some trial runs of desserts for the rehearsal dinner coming up in a couple of weeks. I am saving a little money by hosting a dessert tasting event after the more formal dinner at a local Italian restaurant. It will be fun, but of course, for this crowd, the selections will not be low carb. I made some S'more waffle sticks, which I may just try out as a low carb recipe in the future. We will see.
Today, we had lots of kids home sick from school, so I was able to come home early. I had the munchies, and tried out a Red Velvet Smoothie I had been thinking about. That was good. I think I will make them for Valentine's breakfast too, so be watching. I will try to have that recipe posted tomorrow.