Orange & Toasted coconut cake by happyvegannie 🧡
600 ml soy milk
1½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
500 g all purpose flour
55 g corn starch
2 tsp baking powder
1½ tsp baking soda
1½ tsp salt
120 ml fresh orange juice
2 tsp orange zest
2 tbsp vanilla extract
420 g sugar
220 ml melted margarine or vegan butter
213 g margarine or vegan butter room temp
213 g vegetable shortening
550 g icing sugar previously sieved
2½ tbsp clear vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
300 g shredded coconut, toasted
Preheat oven to 180C/360F. Prepare four 7″ cake pans by greasing and flouring them. Reserve.
In a medium bowl, add soy milk, apple cider vinegar & whisk until foamy. Let rest for 8 min.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl sieve flour, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Reserve.
Bring back the bowl with the milk and apple cider vinegar, add orange juice, orange zest, vanilla, & mix. Add sugar and stir. Finally, add melted margarine/vegan butter (lukewarm) & mix.
Add the previous mix to the dry ingredients & mix until no flour lumps are visible. Don’t over-mix!
Divide the batter evenly between the 4 cake molds & bake for 30-34 min or until you insert a toothpick in the center of the cake & it comes out clean.
Once they’re cooked, remove from the oven & let them cool for 15 min (still in the cake pans). Afterwards, tap the pans a little & flip them over.
While the cake tiers are cooling down, make the frosting by beating the margarine until creamy & fluffy (about 4-5 min).
Add the vegetable shortening & keep beating until well combined.
Add half of the icing sugar & beat until combined. Add the other half & beat 2 minutes.
Finally, add vanilla, salt & beat for another 2 min. Reserve.
To assemble the cake, place one layer of cake on a plate or cake base. Spread some frosting on top (about three ice cream scoops of frosting). Add 100 g toasted coconut & continue adding up the rest of the layers: cake, frosting, coconut, cake, frosting, coconut, cake (place the flat part upwards). Cover all the gaps with the rest of the frosting & some more on top of the last tier.