Darshana Thacker Wendel
Darshana Thacker Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com and follow her on Instagram for more.see more from this author
If one adds tablespoon of instant coffee to the plant milk..blending well..then follow recipe as usual..Adds a nice depth the the recipe..
I thought FOK does not recommend sugar. Is date sugar or date syrup and better?
An awful lot of sugar. Can you sub date sugar or maple syrup? And if so, does the measure change?
Sounds yummy will try this one
I’m amused by the confusion over the name “coffee cake” coming from people outside the US. I love community like this to develop a more world view. Lately i spend a lot of time thinking “what does that mean?’ just watching tv from other countries. Sharing food is the ultimate bonding activity.
To add to that, a coffee cake is the U.S. is traditionally served in the morning either for breakfast or brunch, and used to be popular served when the neighborhood housewives came over for coffee after the kids and husband were sent off to school and work. It usually is a one layer cinnamon swirl cake with a cinnamon and sugar topping. The batter’s similar to muffins, not super sweet or fluffy.
Why is there no coffee in this coffee cake please? Is it missing from the ingredients?
It’s named this because you traditionally eat it along WITH coffee, not composed of it.
Do you have a recipe for the date paste?
I have so many flours already, I’d rather not buy another. Can I sub almond flour?
You can use tapioca flour, almond flour, coconut flour, chickpea flour, or rice flour.
Where is the coffee in the recipe?
Can you use white whole wheat flour instead of yucca flour?
That totally confused me too. It must be an American thing, because everywhere I’ve lived coffee cake has coffee in it!
“coffee cake” typically refers to a denser less sweet cake served with coffee rather than a tender frosted dessert-type cake. It does not mean the recipe contains coffee.
Love this coffee cake. Date paste is hard to mix with nut milk and almond butter so I warmed it in the microwave for about 20 seconds.