Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Vanilla-Mascarpone Whipped Cream








Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Vanilla-Mascarpone Whipped Cream

1 1/4 cups white rice flour
2 teaspoons meringue powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided use
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided use
1/2 teaspoon coconut, almond, or rum extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan.

In a medium bowl, stir together white rice flour, meringue powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, oil, and 3/4 cup sugar until creamy - about 1 minute; beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, coconut extract and eggs until well combined - about 1 minute. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in dry ingredients, alternating with sour cream until well combined - about 1-2 minutes.

Spread cake batter evenly into pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until deep golden brown, well risen, and set. Cool 15 minutes before running a knife around outer edges and inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. When cool, split cake in half.

To make the vanilla-mascarpone whipped cream, in a medium mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat together cream, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until stiff peaks form - about 1 minute; beat in mascarpone until combined. Spread whipped cream over bottom cake layer, and sprinkle with about 2-3 tablespoons of the coconut. Top with remaining cake layer, and spread with remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with remaining coconut and serve.

Makes 6 servings

49 comments:

  1. Nice housewarming cake for yourself! I'd make this if I could find sweetened coconut flakes somewhere... my grocery store seems to enjoy only the dried unsweetened kind!

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  2. If the Barbie bike will make you happy go for it:D Enjoy the new direction your life will be taking.Oh, and Home Sense is owned by Winners or vise versa without the clothes and chipped plates.Tons of things for those just starting out and mostly inexpensive.

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  3. This cake looks lovely! It's nice that it's glutan free too!

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  4. If you do get a bike and want a nice basket on the front just take a shopping basket from the grocery store/Target/where ever. They hold up pretty well. I attached mine with some zip ties.

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  5. Congrats on the new place. Go get that bike! That cake looks so delicious and I plan to make it, even though I'm not gluten intolerant either.

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  6. I am so excited for you and your new home! And the thought of coconut cake makes me drool :)

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  7. YAY - so glad you're back. Glad to hear you got all moved in. Love the idea of a bike with a basket!!

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  8. Oh WOW! Who knew Gluten-free could look this good?!
    Your place is super cute ~ Congrats!

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  9. sounds wonderful! I love experimenting with gluten free cooking and baking too, even though, like you, I am not gluten intolerant.

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  10. I love coconut. I will have to try this cake. I need to do more GF baking! Yea for the new place!! Love the fireplace:)

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  11. Yay, Em, I'm so happy for you and Eric! The cake looks really delicious, and I bet the coconut pairs well with the rice flour.

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  12. That cake looks spectacular. I love fiddling with gluten free, vegan, weird recipes and having them taste fantastic. I may try this, because the picture made me really crave coconut in an odd way.
    You apartment looks awesome.
    I wish I could say that living with my boyfriend has been amazing and perfect...it isn't. But it is the best way to see if you are truly compatible and in love with someone!!

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  13. I think you'd look great riding that pink bike around! You are too funny.
    And the cake--looks de-lish. I'm loving coconut lately, too!
    I just took some coconut tea cakes out of the oven.
    Super Dillons? We have Dillons here, but I didn't know they had super ones! ;)

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  14. I love the barbie bike, call totally! I love this post, I have heard of this gluten craze! Great stuff!

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  15. Congrats on moving into your townhouse! Looking forward to seeing all the pictures of it. I recently attended a birthday party and the cake was a chocolate gluten free one. Delicious! Your coconut cake looks wonderful. I am also loving coconut lately. I made some of Ina Garten's macaroons...OMG they are so good. I think I am destined to gain weight here!!!!

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  16. Ooooo this sounds fantastic, I love coconut! My brother is gluten intolerant so I will definitely be trying this!
    Congrats on getting into the new house!

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  17. That's looks yummy...And I can totlly relate to no internet I have gone several days without it since we started this move over a month ago. And it does suck!!!

    Enjoy your new home...Hoping to have one of my own within the week :).....

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  18. Hi Emily! I just subscribed. Congrats on the new diggs and your recipes look so good! Happy house warming!

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  19. Congrats on getting moved in! Your fireplace is so cute. How fun! I love coconut cake. This looks great, even if I'm not gluten intolerant.

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  20. Im happy for you! My boyfriend and I started living together two years ago and I just love it. Hes pretty awesome too. Just get used to dirty underwear and socks being thrown on the floor.... 1 foot away from the clothes hamper.

    The coconut cake looks great by the way! I want to start experimenting with gluten free baking.

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  21. I love that you are keeping an eye out for shady neighbors...you just never know :) I also can't wait to see your adorable house when it's all set up. I don't know if you have sleepy's mattress where you live but they have a clearance center where you can get discount discontinued mattresses. We got our king size mattress, box spring, frame and delivery for under $900.

    Ok now enough of this bed talk. Onto the coconut cake...yum! I'm not gluten free but I would love to start making a few GF desserts.

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  22. This cakes looks so incredibly delicious. All of those flavors really tickle my fancy.

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  23. Things sound like they're going swimmingly. That's good, but should we be worried that we didn't even get a GLIMPSE of the kitchen? So what DO your neighbors look like? They're lucky to live near you!

    Yummy cake. It looks like the cake-splitting went okay. See? You CAN do it!

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  24. i love your coconut creation, i love your plate, and i love how excited you are to have your own place. :)

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  25. Em, you do awesome things with coconut. That cake looks even better than a Barbie bike (although I suppose I would need the bike to burn off the calories).

    Enjoy your new home!

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  26. love your new home! this cake looks delicious I m a coconut lover too :)

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  27. This makes eating gluten free look easy and delicious!!

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  28. you had me at coconut! Congrats on your new townhome! Much happiness to you!

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  29. Yay for being done with the move!!

    Mmm, that mascarpone whipped cream sounds amazing!

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  30. I love all things coconut, and I know I would love this cake Emily!

    Also loving your straight hair and the pink bike. :)

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  31. I am glad that the move went well!

    Yes, your boyfriend is a cute guy!

    That coconut cake with the mascarpone vanilla frosting looks so fab!

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  32. Congrats on your new place!

    Your coconut cake looks delish- it looks super moist! I've been planning on either coconut cake or coconut creme pie for Easter dinner... I keep going back and forth.

    (I also looove grocery shopping! My husband hates going with me, because he wants to get in and out, but I like to wander up and down every aisle and look at everything!)

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  33. I can't wait to see your new place all decorated up!!! Enjoy it :) Is this your first time living with a boy?

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  34. Hey... You strsightened your hair! It looks great. Now do Eric's! And go get that bike. You only go around once!!! Looking forward to seeing a pic of Eric with straight hair... Love the new place too.

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  35. Wow this looks beautiful! I like your new house too :) I can't believe this is made with rice flour - I should try that! We use Kamut Khorasan Wheat and love it - it has been shown to be tolerated by some with gluten intolerance too! Thanks for sharing your photos!

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  36. Your townhouse looks nice! I thought I would let you know a tip which may or may not work (but it did for us). In case you don't like the bright brass on your fireplace it may be magnetized and you should be able to pull it right off...ours did. Anyway, I was thrilled when I realized ours could come off so I wanted to share that with you. If you happen to love the brass then nevermind!

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  37. Thanks everyone!

    Alice, great idea!

    Hi Me. Thank you for stopping by!

    Christy, good to know. It doesn't bother me much, but maybe it will now? Haha.

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  38. One of the things I've wanted to make since I feel in love with baking and started blogging is coconut cake. Yours looks gorgeous.
    ~ingrid

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  39. Oh my - that cake is AWESOME!

    Hope you're very happy in your new home.

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  40. Dunno if you have n IKEA near you but their beds are usually a great price and their mattresses are pretty comfy too. Just an idea!

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  41. Yay for the new place! Looks so cozy :). Your hair looks really cute straight!

    This cake has such a great crumb to it. Save me a slice...or half the cake :D.

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  42. you guys are SO CUTE!!!!

    I'm moving this weekend so maybe I'll do a similar post, which reminds me i need to get packing ;)

    Congrats...oh and that cake.... Delicious looking I'll have to give it a try!

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  43. Why haven't I commented on this post yet? Thank you, Sophie. You're sweet. And thank you, Emily. You're a pretty great girl. I love being able to see you every day, too.

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  44. This Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Vanilla-Mascarpone Whipped Cream is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. The sound of it itself makes me drool. nom nom.

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  45. Do you think you could use applesauce in place of the oil to make it lower in fat?

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  46. Great cake Em. You both look like you are having fun in your new place - you go girl!

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  47. What can I add to powdered egg whites if I can't find powdered meringue?

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  48. I would just leave the meringue powder out. It doesn't affect the recipe that much. :)

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