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Food: Lemon, Coconut (Birthday) Cake In Honor of One of My Favorite Gals

In case you are home today, or are feeling a need for a pick me up – I suggest you bake this cake and then eat a slice with a cup of Jo or Earl Gray, the real kind, not the fabricated flavors some tea makers are using these days – read the label to be sure it is truly Bergamot oils infused tea leaves.

Oh and here’s the cake recipe –


  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil, cooled
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned full fat coconut milk
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut, plus more for layering


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup honey


  • 3 sticks (1 ½ cups) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or vanilla bean powder  {more}

Happy Birthday My Dear MAL – I heart you every day…

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