Depression Coconut Cake Recipe

Hola Amigos! Last week I saw tons of these cakes done on Pinterest, Lemon, Apple-Raisin and Spiced to name a few. Also the lovely +Dawn   at Spatulas on Parade has my favorite on her blog, Chocolate, check it out for some chocolate goodness. I've pinned them of course in case one of these days I would be brave enough to bake a cake from scratch...well little did I know the time came sooner than I thought out of desperation (Oh No! there's nothing sweet to have coffee with), laziness (I don't feel like going to the store)  and well....the prospect of being "depressed" if I didn't have my sweet fix for my afternoon coffee ritual.
I check through a few recipes and came out with my own version of this popular cake.

Coconut Depression Cake
1 1/2 Cup Flour
3/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
1 Tsps Baking Soda
1 Tsps White Vinegar
1/2 Tsps Salt
1/2 Tsps Almond Extract
3/4 Cup Applesauce
1 Cup Coconut Milk
Pre-heat your oven at 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Make a crater like indentation in the middle and add vinegar, applesauce and almond almond extract. Mix well all the ingredients above. Pour batter into a prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick in the middle comes clean (you know the drill)
Set to Cool
For the Topping
4 oz Marshmallow Cream
2 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 Melted Chocolate Candy
1/4 Cup Coconut Milk 
Toasted Coconut and your favorite Trail Mix ( enough to cover your cake with it)
Mix  the first 4 ingredients until a smooth and good enough consistency  to pour over your cooled cake. if it's too thick add more coconut milk. 
Top it all off with toasted coconut and trail mix (mine was tropical banana coconut raisin!)

 I like it! It is fast, fun and easy enough for a novice baker like me to make!

I can only imagine all the combinations you can make with this quick recipe.
I didn't add any oil because the coconut milk has enough in it, for the spongy consistency I replaced with applesauce. Also unlike the traditional I used brown sugar. It was just sweet enough to complement the gooey and crunchy topping.

Oh and in case you are asking why trail mix...well I didn't have any nuts use either...I think I needed to go grocery shopping soon, lol

Thank you for visiting the blog today. I encourage you to give this easy cake a try. Make it your own playing around with ingredients and flavor combination until you find one you can't live without.

Remember my friends, everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love and lots of sweet imagination!

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  1. With all the deliciousness that you are making,I don't know how you stay so cute and skinny :)

  2. Hmm ... I might be able to get over the fact that its coconut. It looks good!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  3. aww how cool!! Thank you Liz. This looks great! I have done the chocolate, a pineapple, mango, coconut and lemon version. Always a winner.

    1. Dawn I totally "Loved" yours the moment I saw it, I hope I gave you enough credit for your wonderful recipe, I can fix it no problem if you think I can do some more! Can't you believe I had no chocolate to make it like yours...boy...my pantry looked like a Ghost Town!!!!LOL...Thank You so much for stopping by!

  4. I'm a big fan of coconut, I bet this would be yummy with a cup of coffee or tea!

  5. I think Ann's right, this does look like it would be great w/a cup of coffee or tea!

  6. Yum! Pinned! High priority on my "To Make From Pinterest" List!

    I am co-hosting this week on the Fluster's Creative Muster Party. Thanks for sharing your creations with us! I hope you found inspiration in all of the terrific posts.

    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/ I would love for you to link up and follow if you like what you see. =) I follow back - I love making new friends!

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  7. My hubs loves coconut I will so have to make!

  8. G'day! WOW! I just want to dive into your cake, TRUE!
    WISH I could reach through the screen and sample a piece too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What's On The List
    Foodie Friends Friday Party too!

  9. Yummo looking cake recipe! Sounds super good with coffee too. Can't wait to try it out. Visiting from The Pretty Things link party. Have a great night! ~ Jamie

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    1. Thank you for linking up to last week's All My Bloggy Friends! You're being featured tomorrow! You can find this week's party HERE when it goes live at 7am Eastern time! I can't wait to see what you share this week!

  11. Looks very moist and decadent. I'd like a piece for my supper tonight.

  12. You amaze me with these recipes! Love the name....do you ship your depression? ha

    1. I wish Barbara, that way I could share the extra pounds, lol! Thank you for stopping by!

  13. As you know there are a lot of coconuts in Jamaica Lizy! We have many on our farm. I just love the flavour and this looks oh so delicious. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday.

    1. Thanks Judy! Always fun to attend your party!

  14. Your Depression Coconut Cake looks amazing, we will just love it! Thanks for sharing and have a great week.
    Miz Helen

  15. Thanks so much for coming by and linking w/ See Ya in the Gumbo. I like that you used trail mix to top your cake. And I like it even more that it was something you did on a whim!

  16. This cake is so rich and sweet and chocolatey and coconuty...it's soooo not depressing!

  17. This looks so incredibly good it makes my mouth water ;)

    Thanks for coming to www.whoneedsacape.com to link up for Super Sunday! Can't wait to see next week ;)

  18. I remeber when my late great mom made a flourless, butterless "depression" cake of sorts. It came out good.

  19. I'm pretty sure I could eat a good chunk of that cake by myself :) Looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

  20. Thanks for linking up at the TGIF link party last week! This looks delicious! I hope you'll stop by tonight and link up again!


    Have a great day!

    1. Thank You Rebecca.always great to link at your party!