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Spiced Cake With Coconut Almond Buttercream Frosting [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This cinnamon and nutmeg spiced cake is sure to impress all your guests! It's topped with a dense buttercream frosting that might just be the best frosting you'll ever have. This cake is great for the wintertime, but it'll also be a hit in an season!

Spiced Cake With Coconut Almond Buttercream Frosting [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


For the Cake:

  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup coconut butter
  • Zest from one lemon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons aquafaba (liquid from canned chickpeas)
  • 3/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons almond milk

For the Buttercream Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Scant 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 2/3 cup dried flaked coconut
  • Scant 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • Pecans or other nuts, for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 356°F.
  2. Mix all the dry cake ingredients in a food processor.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Pour the cake batter in a round cake tin, and bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes.
  5. Take out of the oven and let it cool.
  6. In a food processor, mix all the buttercream ingredients together until creamy.
  7. Put the frosting on the cake once it has cooled completely, and top off with pecan nuts. If desired, slice the cake in half, for layers.





Tasty, elaborate, elegant, and surprising vegan food. I’m Maria, a vegan foodie who loves to cook and bake. I’ve seen just how tasty, elaborate, elegant, and surprising vegan food can be, and that’s exactly why I started my blog (My Fridgie) – to share recipes and spread the word about all things vegan, delicious and nutritious.



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16 comments on “Spiced Cake With Coconut Almond Buttercream Frosting [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Hanna Keim
1 Years Ago

Jenny Rae NAM!

Jeanette Johnson
1 Years Ago

Alexandra Bragg

Sheila Tefft
1 Years Ago

Too much sugar

Dave Schwerdt
1 Years Ago

Looks really good.

Bethanee Couch
1 Years Ago

I need to make all these yummy recipes! I may have to start with one a week, since you post them daily :)

David Flama Blanca Spillane
1 Years Ago

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Peta Suzanne Foster

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Alli Kroeger oh my gosh YUM


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