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Truly Coconut Cake Recipe


Atkins Truly Coconut Cake
2.7g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Style:American
Cook Time: 37 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.

5.9g

Protein

39.8g

Fat

3g

Fiber

422.5kcal

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cup Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 13 tbsp Xylitol
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tsp Coconut Extract
  • 6 large Egg (Whole)
  • 3 /4 cup Organic High Fiber Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder (Straight Phosphate, Double Acting)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk Unsweetened
  • 1 cup Dried Coconut
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese

DIRECTIONS

Xylitol is used in this recipe to decrease the net carbs.  Please measure first 8 Tbsp and then 5 Tbsp; keeping them separate and then powder each in a blender and set aside in separate bowls.  The granules tend to be large and don't dissolve as readily as regular sugar or other granular sugar substitutes. Sucralose may be substituted by decreasing each of the amounts used by about 1/4 cup (add 2g NC to the total net carb count per serving.  Please note this will make it too high in NC for Phase 1.) 
  
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.  Prepare two 9-inch round pans with oil spray, cut out parchment paper to fit into the bottom of each pan, place the paper in the pan and spray it with oil.  Set aside.  
  2. With an electric mixer beat 1 cup butter and then the 8 Tbsp of xylitol that was powdered until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add the vanilla and 2 tsp coconut extract; blend to combine.  Add the eggs one at a time blending after each addition; the mixture may separate a bit at this point.  
  3. Sift together 3/4 cup coconut flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to butter mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.  Add in the coconut milk and 1/2 cup shredded coconut, blend until incorporated.  Scoop into prepared pans and spread evenly with a spatula.  
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes until cakes begin to pull away from the pans and are fully set in the center.  Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, remove from pan and then cool on a rack.  The cakes will be a little fragile so be careful handling them.  Place cooled cakes in the refrigerator until ready to frost and serve.  Frost just before serving.    
  5. Frosting:  with an electric mixer blend the cream cheese and 1 cup butter until smooth.  Add the 5 Tbsp of xylitol that was powdered and 1 teaspoon coconut extract; blend until light and fluffy.  Use 1/3 of the frosting to frost between the layers and the remaining to frost the top and the sides of the cake.  
  6. Toast the remaining 1/2 cup shredded coconut in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes until lightly browned.  Sprinkle coconut on top of the cake and along sides if desired.  Refrigerate any remaining cake for up to one week.  

Cooking Tip

Allow cakes to cool completely before frosting; this prevents the frosting from becoming too runny.

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)

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