Vegan and gluten-free, this creamy, dreamy, dense, fudgy, heavenly pudding-like Sticky Date and Coconut Cake feels and tastes like pure decadence, yet it only uses real, wholesome ingredients!
So I’ve started experimenting with vegan baking… For his birthday, I’d asked mah dude what kind of cake he would like, and he’d asked for his favorite: a Queen Elizabeth Cake, which is how we call a Sticky Date and Coconut Cake around here.
Of course, I was happy to oblige, but after all was said and done, I wasn’t convinced that my first experimentation had been a complete success. But then, as soon as we got to taste the cake, I knew I had to share this recipe. It definitely is a total keeper, and to be honest, the more we eat it, the more we are wowed by it! Mr Man even said that “it was the best birthday cake he’d ever had — sorry mom! (cuz she was sitting right next to him) — and wants the exact same next year please, pretty please!”
This cake is like total decadence! It’s super dense and fudgy and creamy and smooth, with a texture that’s a bit like a cross between a brownie and a cheesecake, and a sweet, THICK, macaroon-like coconut topping.
Speaking of coconut topping, I really went all out on my version of this cake, for this is my partner’s favorite part, and I know a lot of people feel exactly the same: they can never get enough of the delicious coconut topping. Well, trust me, if that’s your case, you will be totally served with this cake. And if it wasn’t your case and preferred a thinner layer of coconut over your cake, well you could just as easily cut that in half, if you wanted to.
Oh, and one more thing before we start: be warned that this cake is very sweet and extremely calorie-dense, so you should totally keep the portions on the small side.
But hey, we all have to indulge once in a while, don’t we?
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