Decadent Coffee Cake

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I lovelovelove coffee cake.

By now, you’ve probably figured out that I have my devious ways when it comes to baking. And by devious I mean sneaking beans into cakes. Beans in cake format are the very best.

This coffee cake tastes like a charm and is topped with a stellar cinnamon, sugar and walnut crumble. It is made using coconut oil, which has amazing health benefits. I enjoy using coconut oil in baking as I find it yields a similar taste and texture to butter. All the ingredients for this recipe come together beautifully.

Whether you want a cake for enjoying on a sunny terrasse, on a picnic, on a lazy morning or afternoon as you putter about, or whilst reading your morning newspaper, this cake will do the trick. Its coffee taste is suddle so I do recommend pairing it with an actual coffee.

As usual, this dessert is as easy as desserts get.

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For the cake base:

  • 2 cups white beans
  • 3 tbsp. organic instant coffee
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp ground flax (if you grind it yourself, you can add 4-5 coffee beans for grinding)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

For the crumble:

  • 3 cups walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon

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Rustic simplicity!


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Blend all ingredients for the cake batter in a food processor.
  • Pour cake batter into a rectangular cake pan.
  • Blend all ingredients for the crumble in your food processor (geez, what a useful household appliance!)
  • Pour 1/2 the crumble on top of the cake batter and mix into the top of the batter.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 of the crumble to the top and pat down.
  • Bake coffee cake for about 45-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Enjoy your beans via cake.

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This crumble is, hands-down, the most amazing crumble I’ve ever had. Open your palate to its wondrous tastes. 

I’m a believer.

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