Easter is right around the corner and I wanted to share with you a great recipe that would be perfect for an Easter brunch. Lets be honest though, you could make this for any brunch, party or dessert you needed. The banana chia seed cake was such a hit that I wanted to spruce it up for my moms birthday and it turned into this beauty. It tastes just as good as it looks.
Basically all I did was prepare the Banana Chia Seed Cake recipe and place half of the batter into a cake pan and the other half in another one to create the layers. Now if I were to do it again and make it more elegant, I would make a double batch so I could make four layers. I’ll let you know if I succeed in this tasks some day.
But for now, two is as good as it gets. I had the cake recipe down but had to turn to a frosting that wasn’t loaded with excess amounts of sugar, yet contained great flavor and was thick enough to hold it all together. Buttercream frosting sweetened with coconut cream and powered coconut sugar was just the trick. Thick, sweet, buttercream, melts in your mouth, amazing. I topped the cake with toasted unsweetened coconut flakes to give it a little pizzaz! You can’t go wrong I tell you. It is sure to be a hit, even without any processed sugars, no one will question it. Watch out though, once you start eating, it is hard to stop!
Sidenote: To make the powdered coconut sugar I use my Vitamix dry container. This powerful tool can take anything and powder it. Just place the amount needed in the dry container and turn that bad boy on and let it do its job. It’s amazing, it really is. My number one kitchen gadget I use more than anything is my Vitamix. Worth the investment for sure!
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- ½ cup butter (softened)
- 2-3 Tbsp coconut cream (fat from the top of canned coconut milk)
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp almond extract
- ½-1 cup powdered coconut sugar (to taste)
- Mix cream cheese, butter, vanilla and almond extract in a bowl until well combined.
- Add a quarter of the sugar followed by 1 Tbsp cream.
- Repeat until you get to your desired consistency and taste.
- **Sugar amount will depend on taste preference. I found ½ cup worked fine for me.
- **Cream amount will depend on thickness desired.