Powdered Coconut Sugar and Pound Cake


In need of powdered sugar and detest the thought of purchasing that ultra-refined white powdery stuff?  It's easy to make your own at home!  

1 cup coconut sugar and 1 TB arrowroot powder is all you need....blend in a coffee grinder, blender or your Vita-mix.  The gorgeous rich caramel color of coconut sugar will impart a healthy golden hue color to your recipes, remember that as you may substitute in sugar cookies, white frostings and white cakes.  (It does lighten a bit after blending)

A big thanks to Nourishing Meals for their contributing photos and detailed article.

Looking for a recipe to test this out?  Try FoodBabe's decadent pound cake with chocolate icing.


Food Babe’s Pound Cake with Chocolate Icing
Prep time: 15 mins         Cook time; 60 mins
Ingredients For Cake:
  • 3 tbsp of ground flaxseed + 9 tbsp of warm water
  • 2 and ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour (or your preferred Gluten-Free; let us know how you adjust your recipe with GF flour!)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 and ⅓ cup of coconut oil (or butter)
  • ¾ cup Coconut Sugar
  • ¼ cup Coconut Nectar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of almond or coconut milk


For Frosting:
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
  • 4 ounces good quality dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup of powdered coconut sugar 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and thoroughly grease a loaf pan
  2. Combine flaxseed and water, mix well in a large bowl, and set aside for 5 mins
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl
  4. In the bowl with flaxseed, add sugar, other wet ingredients and mix well
  5. Slowly incorporate flour mixture (about a half a cup at a time) into liquid mixture
  6. Pour batter into the greased loaf pan
  7. Bake for 60 mins, it will be done when a toothpick comes out clean
  8. Remove from oven and let cool at least 45 minutes (this is important)
  9. While cake is cooling, melt chocolate and coconut oil on top of the stove using a double boiler
  10. Once chocolate has melted, remove from heat and add powdered sugar. Whisk mixture well, adding a few tablespoons of water at a time to thin out the icing to desired consistency
  11. Recipe makes a generous amount of icing, enjoy it all and don’t forget to lick the bowl clean!
***Please buy all organic ingredients if possible***


Rachael W
Rachael W

January 12, 2015

These look amazing!

Rita Ruud
Rita Ruud

January 11, 2015

Recipe for quick frosting: To 3/4 cup of powdered sugar. Add 3 tbs sour cream and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Stir. Add milk a little at a time and stir until mixture is the consistency you want it to be!


December 30, 2014

I cannot wait to try this recipe! I love when everyday foods become healthier and gluten free :-)

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