Coconut Flour Coffee Cake

Monday, January 25, 2021
Coconut flour is one of those flours hard to work with without the right ratio of ingredients, this coconut flour coffee cake is light, moist, and fluffy.

The cake isn't overly sweet and made from scratch and perfect with any hot beverage.

Not only is this cake super simple to make but so versatile for serving as you can leave the topping off and add just fresh fruits.

This cake tastes great plain also and perfect for folks watching their sugar intake, as it has very little in it.

With just a few ingredients, this is truly one of the easiest scratch cakes I ever made and it's so delicious.

The cake makes a small 8-inch cake and a great little treat at breakfast or brunch.

If you love coffee cake you may also like to try our "Sour Cream Coffee Cake".

Scroll down to get this easy homemade printable recipe.

this is a coffee cake on a white plate with palm trees in the back. The cake is made with coconut flour and has a streusel topping with walnuts

Coconut Flour

This flour is very different from all-purpose flour and very important to measure everything perfectly.

Coconut flour requires lots of moisture as it really absorbs all the moist ingredients quickly.

After several experiments and many adjustments, this cake came out perfect with these measurements.

The cake has a subtle sweetness and just right in texture.

this is a coffee cake with a streusel topping and nuts on top

Optional Toppings

  • blueberries
  • red raspberries
  • fresh blackberries or boysenberries
  • sliced fresh or canned peaches
  • whipped cream
  • powdered sugar
  • lemon pudding and whipped cream

this is coconut flour cake batter


  • always separate the ingredients into 3 different bowls
  • slowly incorporate the wet and dry ingredients
  • always line your 8-inch pan with parchment paper
  • this cake tastes great plain or with the added topping
  • bake until middle springs back and is set
  • do not overbake the cake
  • this cake freezes perfectly
  • orange peel and orange extract or lemon if preferred
  • always preheat the oven
  • the batter is very thick
  • keep the cake in an airtight container to retain moisture with leftovers

this is a round cake pan with coconut flour cake batter in it poured into a parchment lined 8 inch round pan

Ingredients You Will Need(scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements)

  • maple syrup or sugar-free syrup
  • eggs
  • coconut oil
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • coconut flour
  • cinnamon
  • almond flour
  • espresso powder
  • coconut milk
  • vanilla

this is coconut flour in a oxo clear bowl with a whisk in it

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I again want to stress this is an old fashioned vintage cake recipe, not to be compared to a cake mix.

This coconut flour coffee cake is light in flavor cake, moist, and very different from a regular scratch cake.

You will find most of the ingredients in the baking section of your supermarket.

Let us know how you like the cake in our comment section on this page.

Coconut Flour Coffee Cake

Coconut Flour Coffee Cake

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min
This is coffee a cake made with coconut flour and very moist and fluffy. The cake is moist and perfect with a hot cup of coffee.


  • Cake:
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour 
  • 3  large eggs 
  • 2 egg whites (these are beaten separately)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk 
  • 2 1/2  tablespoons pure maple syrup or use a sugar-free syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar or use a sugar-free sweetener
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso 
  • Optional: 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans(use pumpkin seeds if you have nut allergies.
  • Mix all together and set aside.


  1. Line an 8-inch round or  square baking  pan with parchment paper and grease the sides, set it aside 
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In another mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together 3 eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and maple syrup until smooth.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir slowly just to combine.
  6. In a clean bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks form then fold this mixture into your ingredient bowl.
  7. Pour into prepared pan top with the streusel mixture.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for around 25 minutes or until the center springs back.
  9. Cool completely before slicing.
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  1. It's so hard to get the right texture with coconut flour but this coffee cake does it! Delicious!

  2. I love any kind of coffee dessert and this looks delicious. So light and fluffy too.

  3. Your coconut cake turned out simply perfect. I love its tender soft crumb.

  4. I love Coffee cake and this one sound really good. I will be trying this soon.

  5. I must admit, I've got a bit of a love-hate relationship with coconut flour, just because it ruined so many of my recipes! I have to repair that relationship by trying your delicious recipe, for sure! I'll report back if we're on friendly terms after... xx

  6. The texture on this coffee cake is spot on!

  7. Bintu | Recipes From A PantryJanuary 25, 2021 at 3:52 PM

    I love coffee cake but sometimes find it can have too much of the coffee flavour or not enough! This sounds like the perfect recipe, I can't wait to give it a try!

  8. My mom used to make desserts with coconut flour! The coffee cake looks so moist! And the coconut flavor makes it perfect!

  9. I love using coconut flour in baking and this cake looks absolutely delicious.

  10. This sound delicious on it's own but I do love your suggested toppings of lemon pudding and whipped cream! Delish!

  11. My daughter and I are going to love this recipe! I can't wait to give this a try!

  12. You can see that this cake is moist. Looks delish. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Congratulations, your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday, 522 this week! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and we have shared it on our Features Board. Hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen


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