Happy New Year Everyone. I wish you the year that you want it to be with a lot of love, laughter, fun times and an abundance of really good, healthy and delicious vegan food. 

 
Usually I post a recipe for a healthy drink or smoothie in my first blog of the year, however this year my blog post day falls on my Dad’s seventy fifth birthday so even though I am not with him I wish to celebrate him by sharing with you this delicious coconut cake recipe. When I visited my parents in October last year my Dad kept hinting that he would love a piece of coconut cake. I had never made a coconut cake so couldn’t take up his hint and create one for him but thought I’ll develop a recipe for the next time I see him. I have tried a few times with not so lovely results but this cake recipe is a winner and I can’t wait to make it for my Dad. Happy Birthday Dad.
 
Hope you all enjoy it sometime in the year and I will post healthier recipes in the weeks to come.  Once again, all the very best for a brand new year.
 

Coconut Cake

1½ cups gluten free self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp bicarb
120g desiccated coconut
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup maple syrup
½ cup coconut cream
¼ cup soy milk
2 tbsp unrefined sunflower oil
 

Topping

Coconut yoghurt (about 1 cup)
Coconut flakes or shredded coconut slightly toasted
Pre heat oven to 160°C
In a bowl place the flour, baking powder and bicarb and whisk to remove any lumps.
In another bowl place the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently fold through until all mixed.
Place the cake mix in a baking paper lined loaf tin.
Bake for 20 minutes then turn the cake around and bake for a further 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Decorate the cake with the coconut yoghurt and toasted coconut flakes.
 

It’s not too late to sign up for Veganuary 

This year a record number of people have signed up to do Veganuary. A month of eating vegan food only. In December 1 person was signing up every 20 seconds. There is awesome support if you do sign up with free recipes and guidance. Also I am available to answer any questions you may have. Just email me at info@veets.com.au
 
In addition if you want to join you could also come along to the January Vegan Foundation Cooking Course as at this stage I still have two places left and it would be a good time to jump in.
 
With love to you all until next week,
 
Veet 

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