This moist sheet cake is full of almond and coconut flavor! Seriously, best combo ever. It’s easy, and quick–you add the frosting when the cake is still warm, so it’s a great last minute dessert! Don’t let the fact that it’s vegan deter you: this cake holds it’s own against its butterfull fellows.
The other day my friend Kate was watching Truman, my 2-year old. I get a text: “Has Truman ever had a popsicle?”
“Uhh I don’t think so.”
“I gave him one and he’s holding the popsicle in his hands and sucking on the wooden stick.”
He did the same thing with rock candy a couple days later. Holding the purple sticky part in his hand, and happily licking the little wooden ball on the other end.
I’m really glad that survival of the fittest doesn’t apply to us much these days. At least in the foraging-for-food way. I think Truman would be a goner.
Have you guys tried almond milk? You probably couldn’t find it in stores 20 years ago but now it’s everywhere. I remember when Blue Diamond first came out with it when I was a kid, my family and I were so excited. We stood around our kitchen counter, huddled around the box, each of us with a cup for sampling. We thought it was so cool. Especially since we were pretty much drinking almonds straight from my grandpa’s orchards.
Well guess what. Almond milk is still WAY cool. And now Blue Diamond has gone where no man has gone before: they’ve come out with a blend of almond milk and COCONUT milk. I know, WHAT. This stuff is legit.
I decided to match those flavors up in a Coconut-Almond Sheet Cake. (A spin off of my normal Almond Sheet Cake, which I also adore.) It calls for everyday ingredients (nothing weird–promise) and yet it’s VEGAN. That’s right my friends, no butter, no milk. So now you have an awesome recipe up your sleeve for when you have dairy-free dinner guests. Or just regular-type dinner guests. Because everyone will love this cake.
Can you guess the secret ingredient in the frosting? It’s coconut oil! Oh my goodness, this frosting guys. I never thought I would cheat on butter like this. But here I go.
Here is the original Almond Sheet Cake. It’s amazing!!
Other cakes you would never know were vegan!
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