Coconut flour Coffee Cake aka I can’t believe I made gluten free cheesecake and I loved it!

So, my last adventure with coconut flour was a disaster. 
I made pancakes and they were actually awful.

So the rest of the flour there was left had been sitting in my kitchen for months now, until last week my husband went to the store and bought 3 dozen eggs. Yes, this is what happens when you send a guy to the store and write “eggs” on the shopping list – you get 3 dozen of them. Too bad it doesn’t work like that when I write “ice cream” or “chocolate”.

Anyway, in order to use up those eggs I remembered about the coconut flour which always requires a lot of eggs.

I found a perfect recipe to try. Gluten free cream cheese coffee cake

I did made a few changes. I didn’t have pecans or maple syrup. And I used greek yogurt in place of the regular one (I think that what they meant in the original recipe). 

I think I found my new favorite cake and I do not feel guilty feeding it to the kids, also. 

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  • 4 ounces queso fresco whole milk cheese ( I used it not because I wanted but because I didn’t have enough cream cheese)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature) – 8 oz (or more) if you don’t use queso fresco! 
  • 4 TBSP raw honey (more if needed)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBSP dutch cocoa 


  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mix dried cranberries and raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

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1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease one 8-inch round cake pan.

2. Beat together all ingredients for cream cheese filling. Set aside.

3. Combine the first five ingredients for cake then add the dry ingredients through the salt. Mix well.

4. Pour cake batter into pan and drop cranberries and raisins on top of the batter.

6. Top with cream cheese filling and use a knife or tooth pick to swirl it around.

7. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool before slicing.

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After one bite hubby described it: “well, it tastes different“, and he didn’t eat any more. The thing is that if we all ate by his taste buds we would be eating cheeseburgers, BBQ pulled chicken, chilli and apple pie for 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

That meant that the whole cake is for me and the kids only, and I shouldn’t be so happy about it, as my pants are getting surprisingly smaller on me lately.  

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Have a great weekend my friends.

25 responses to “Coconut flour Coffee Cake aka I can’t believe I made gluten free cheesecake and I loved it!”

  1. Lovely! I cannot wait to try it. Guess who just moved into her kitchen today? I am so excited to be in the kitchen again. Never thought I’d say that, ha! This is on my to do list! Thanks for the recipe!! Those kids are so lucky to have you as the cook in the kitchen Instead of dad. Hopefully, you will have created versatile taste buds for them!!


    1. Oh Jennifer! I am so happy for you! Finally in your own place. That must feel wonderful!!!
      Although I try to cook and make them try different things No.1 already has her dad’s attitude towards food, what makes me a little sad sometimes…

      Anyway, let me know if you make this cake. I really, really like it and will be making it again, and again, and again… 🙂


  2. I’d better try that one. A new recipe is always welcome.
    Have a wonderful Sunday 🙂


    1. New recipes are always exciting! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


  3. I think I will give this recipe a try.


    1. I think you should give it a try. It is really worth it!


  4. your daughter is becoming a big girl. 🙂


  5. I love anything coconut – sold!


    1. We share a common love, then 😉


  6. Oh Ewa that looks super delicious! 😀 I will definitely have to try that.


    1. and it tastes delis, too 🙂


  7. Look how happy she is eating your home made delight! Precious.


    1. she is the happiest while eating, anything 😉


  8. Ewa I am sharing this recipe with my friend who HAS to eat a gluten free diet! It looks delish! Thanks for sharing!


    1. I am very glad I DO HAVE TO eat gluten free, but this success made me like more and be interested more in gluten free recipes.


      1. Ewa I missed this my friend has to eat that way too….while I think its great if others choose to for health reasons when you HAVE to I have learned there are not a lot of options! I will let you know if she mentions trying your recipe! Thanks for letting me know!


        1. hahaha! my mistake… I ment, I DON’T HAVE TO, but… trying this recipe made me think that there is an option out there which is more healthy and actually tastes good, too… so why not to try it more often!


          1. I agree! I know I am going to try it!


  9. Ooh, this looks like something I want to try… something that my family might love. Thanks for sharing!


  10. What a cutie!! And that looks so yummy!


  11. This looks so yummy, would love to try 🙂


  12. I don’t usually like coconut because of the texture, but am intrigued to learn about coconut flour. Your dessert looks scrumptious.

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Pink Hibiscus Flower


    1. it does not have the texture of a coconut flakes… it’s very smooth but it does taste like a coconut! 🙂


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