Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Coconut Cream

Marla Meridith

December 3, 2012

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I really wish you could eat this Cinnamon Coffee Cake while you read this post. With a gigantic cup of steamy coffee.

This cake is so delicious be prepared for it not to last very long. You will need to make two. One for me and one for you.

It certainly is big enough to share but you might not want to. It has no refined sugar, and it’s grain free which makes this the perfect treat for those of us who want perfection in perfection.

Got it? Let’s bake!


Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on ©

Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on ©

Be sure to load up your cake with a whole lot of Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream.

Dairy whipped cream is great too. Take a few extra minutes to whip it up yourself. Always worth it!


Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on ©

Also, top your cake with a whole lot of nuts, pomegranate seeds and cranberries. (there are nuts inside the cake as well)

They make it festive!


Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on ©

I love cinnamon, so there is a lot of that in this cake too.


Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on ©

Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe on ©

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  • Aya B.
    Posted at 05:28h, 03 December

    This looks soooooooo good
    its appetizing… and the pomegranate looks like some kind of jewels on top
    The photographs looks pretty awesome too
    the minty green touch was absolutely perfect

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:00h, 03 December

      Thanks so much Aya! I had a blast styling and eating this cake!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 05:33h, 03 December

    A cake which must be extremely delicious! I am a sucker for pomegranates and cinnamon.



    • Marla
      Posted at 05:59h, 03 December

      Rosa, I could top everything with those jewel like pom arils these days!

  • Denise Browning
    Posted at 05:52h, 03 December

    Marla, dear!
    That’s what I am talking about: The cake to be jolly! Yummmmmmy.
    And always, love the colorful photos.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:59h, 03 December

      Denise!! Love that a “JOLLY” cake indeed. Thanks for your sweet comment 🙂

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    Posted at 06:38h, 03 December

    Love how you dressed it up so pretty. I have a big Costco jar of coconut oil I need to start using. Thanks for the link love.

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:05h, 03 December

      Barbara, I go through so much coconut oil these days. Had not a clue Costco sold it ~ very cool!

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media]
    Posted at 06:54h, 03 December

    Delish! Coffee cake is so good, especially with a hot cup of french press coffee, which is my favorite. Mmmm.

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:06h, 03 December

      I love French press coffee too!

  • Lori @ RecipeGirl
    Posted at 06:54h, 03 December

    So pretty!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
    Posted at 06:59h, 03 December

    Cinnamon Coffee Cake brings back memories of Christmas time breakfasts at my grandparent’s house. It was always such a special treat to have coffee cake!

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 07:49h, 03 December

    Ooo Marla, so beautiful! I need a few extra minutes of stare-time before I could even think of biting into this gorgeous cake. 🙂

  • Maria
    Posted at 07:49h, 03 December

    So festive!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 07:56h, 03 December

    This looks so special and delicious Marla!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    Posted at 08:09h, 03 December

    I LOVE coffeecakes. Your topping of coconut cream, nuts, pomegranate seeds AND cranberries makes it one beautiful and festive treat! PS: Love the plaid fabric!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:11h, 03 December

      Thanks Anna!! I had a blast shopping for that plaid 🙂

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 09:28h, 03 December

    I am a coffee cake nut! YUM

  • Niki
    Posted at 09:31h, 03 December

    I either need to make or buy some more almond flour so I can try this out asap. Cinnamon, coconut cream, pom arils… I’m drooling like my 7 month old.

    Hmm, wonder if coconut “cream” would work as a sub for the yogurt?

  • Rachel Cooks
    Posted at 09:35h, 03 December

    This is so gorgeous, Marla!

  • Deliciously Organic
    Posted at 09:58h, 03 December

    What a beautiful holiday cake. I really love the touch of the pomegranate seeds on top. So festive!

  • sara
    Posted at 10:05h, 03 December

    This looks sooooooooooo delicious! I love the coconut whipped cream, and those pomegranate seeds pop perfectly!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted at 10:06h, 03 December

    Prettiest thing I’ve seen all day – this is gorgeous!!! And coconut cream? YES. PLEASE.

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:52h, 03 December

      Thanks so much Heather!!!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 10:41h, 03 December

    Last week I made a cinnamon roll coffee cake but you are so smart to put those gorgeous red poms on yours! Stunning & festive, Marla! 🙂

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
    Posted at 10:50h, 03 December

    Gorgeous! Coffee cake is a huge hit at my house, and this version sounds delicious! Love all the cinnamon 🙂

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
    Posted at 15:34h, 03 December

    Grain-free and gorgeous? Be still, my heart!

    PS, I just got my giveaway code and can’t wait to use it! Will probably be the first year I’m proud of my Christmas pics!

  • Elizabeth @Food Ramblings
    Posted at 16:27h, 03 December

    love the festive cake!!!

  • carrian
    Posted at 16:36h, 03 December

    Well, you certainly did not hold back and we are all grateful! YUM!!

  • Meghan
    Posted at 16:48h, 03 December

    Gorgeous cake, Marla! Love the flavors, colors, presentation, and of course – the photos!

  • Lindsay
    Posted at 19:05h, 03 December

    LOVE this recipe! Cannot wait to make it for my gluten-free man and I have to say, you are my favorite food photog ever! Your photos make me grin from the inside 🙂 True talent. Happy holidays to you and your family!

  • what katie's baking
    Posted at 19:26h, 03 December

    oh my gooshh.. this looks so good and i love how festive it is!!! 🙂

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 19:34h, 03 December

    I love using almond flour in cakes, and pomegranate seeds make everything look so festive – gorgeous Marla!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 22:56h, 03 December

    Your coffee cake is seriously gorgeous! Love the jewel-like topping!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets
    Posted at 04:30h, 04 December

    This is gorgeous!!!!

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    Posted at 09:17h, 04 December

    Wow, wow, wow. This is stunning! And it’s healthy too–incredible!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections
    Posted at 10:41h, 04 December

    I love how festive this is! So beautiful!

  • Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ
    Posted at 10:19h, 05 December

    Stunning! First visit on this blog, I’m already sold on it. Great picture, bright composition, good content. Congratulations!

  • aida mollenkamp
    Posted at 10:49h, 06 December

    What a festive cake, Marla! I love the idea of eating that with a Mocha in hand and indulging in the holidays.

  • Esi
    Posted at 13:10h, 06 December

    Love the red fruits on top. Makes it look so festive!

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking
    Posted at 18:01h, 06 December

    This cake is gorgeous Marla! I love the pomegranate seeds on top of the cake, so festive. Too pretty to eat

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Posted at 21:00h, 06 December

    Oh my I wish I had a slice of this in front me now! What a beautiful and festive cake just perfect for the holiday season.

  • Cookie and Kate
    Posted at 09:23h, 07 December

    This cake is so pretty and festive, Marla. I want to dig right in!

  • Darla | Bakingdom
    Posted at 12:06h, 07 December

    I loooove coffee cake, but what I really love here is how you’ve topped/decorated it. This is just gorgeous!

  • Wendys Hat
    Posted at 00:22h, 08 December

    This just looks and sounds scrumptious! I am going to try this one for Christmas. I shared this link on my WendysHat FB page. Thanks!

  • Anita
    Posted at 13:36h, 09 December

    Hi Marla!

    I have been a fan for quite a while but this is my first comment.

    I got acquainted to your website when I started a diet that took the ridiculous amount of sugar I was consuming at the time, and dairy, and gluten, and, and… But you know what? I feel amazing! And you and your lovely website with your delicious recipes (I already tried quite a few) helped me so much on the early stage of my diet, because I realized food can still be beautiful and tasty!

    And on top of that, your energy is just inspiring!

    I have only one question about the stevia measurement you provide. As English is not my first language, I’m not sure I am adding the correct amounts. When you say droppers do you mean a drop or another kind of measurment?

    Thank you so much again for creating such amazing recipes!


  • Tara
    Posted at 08:01h, 10 December

    This cakes looks simply amazing and that is why we have it featured in our Mouth Watering Mondays post today at Come on over to see. Cheers, Tara

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:52h, 10 December

      Thanks for the feature Tara!

  • Stefanie
    Posted at 21:46h, 19 December

    Looks Delicious…do you think the Greek yogurt could be substituted with coconut yogurt? I need something dairy & soy free

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:39h, 20 December

      Hi! You can try, but I have never used that coconut yogurt ~ sounds delicious 🙂

  • Michelle
    Posted at 00:20h, 20 December

    This looks fabulous and Oh So Fancy!!! I’d love it if you’d link it up here!

  • Eat Good 4 Life
    Posted at 16:23h, 23 December

    I really want to make this, it looks superb. I am so behind blogging and checking out my pinterest 🙁 Quick question. I have used stevia powder extract in the past and I actually don’t like it at all. I find it it gives a really strong after taste flavor, sort of like splenda. How is the liquid stevia? any better? I really loved all your colorful and vivid pictures!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:36h, 25 December

      I totally agree with you on many of the stevia brands. The only one I recommend is NuNaturals ~ usually I use their vanilla stevia drops. Tastes just like sugar without the aftertaste & empty calories. Thanks for your sweet compliments!

      • Eat Good 4 Life
        Posted at 08:41h, 28 December

        Perfect. Thanks for the response. That is the one I got from Amazon so I can’t wait to try it and experiment with it!!

  • Heather @ Multiply Delicious
    Posted at 10:14h, 26 December

    Marla this is such a beautiful cake! Especially love the coconut cream – Yum!
    I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

  • Ema
    Posted at 13:39h, 07 January

    This was the perfect addition to my Christmas dinner (I used this as dessert). I subbed in Pumpkin for the Applesauce and added in all the Pumpkin Pie spices along with the cinnamon. Thank you so much for the recipe it will become a repeat in our house for sure. Oh, the coconut whipped cream was the biggest hit of all, my husband who hates dairy whipped cream and coconut loved the most.

    • Marla
      Posted at 16:10h, 07 January

      That is awesome Emma! We can’t get enough of that cake and whipped cream either. Pumpkin was a great idea!

  • Megan Pence
    Posted at 20:41h, 16 January

    This just totally has my tummy yelling at me right now – to feed it a huge, ginormous slice of THIS!! Gorgeous Marla!

  • Hillary
    Posted at 10:01h, 28 August

    Looks delicious!!! Could you use oat flour instead of almond flour???

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:22h, 29 August

      Hi Hillary, I have not tested this recipe like that. If you do let us know how it turned out 🙂

  • Crystal
    Posted at 20:56h, 17 October

    Can I omit the raisins all together or do I need to replace it to keep the recipe balanced?

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  • mattie
    Posted at 06:36h, 02 October

    OMG! This looks delicious, I cant wait to try it

  • Debbie
    Posted at 11:13h, 30 December

    I was wondering if you have a conversion of how much sugar I should use instead of stevia. I usually use coconut palm sugar. I don’t tolerate stevia at all but the cake looks amazing. Thank you.

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:00h, 31 December

      I do not….so sorry! I’ll try to work on an option with sugar 🙂 Happy New Year!


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