A cauliflower cake recipe that uses coconut flour, keeping it gluten free and low carb. A savoury cake that is a great alternative to a quiche or frittata.
I’ve seen the cauliflower cake recipe by Yotam Ottalenghi and boy does that man know his way around a cauliflower! The recipe looks delicious but since he uses flour it’s out for me. So naturally I thought that I could try to see if I could bake a low carb version cauliflower cake with coconut flour.
Reading the reviews of his cake made me smile with the one comment by someone exclaiming in wonder at who would make a cake out of cauliflower. Bless, I thought. They have no low carb friends. They need to step over to our side of the tracks where cauliflower is king! I wonder what they would make of my chocolate cauliflower cake?
Low carb savoury cake
This delicious cauliflower cake is as tasty as a crust-less quiche or a frittata but is firmer, due to the coconut flour. The taste is a mouthful of savoury goodness! I used thyme for the herb flavour as I do like the combination of thyme and Parmesan cheese. The original recipe uses rosemary and basil which sounds just as delicious. Feel free to throw your favourite herbs in!
I thought about adding Feta cheese to this too but wanted to try the first one without it. I will make this again and perhaps then add some Feta cheese. I riced the cauliflower but you could cook cauliflower florets instead. I would make sure that the florets are small though, or perhaps gently mash them up with a fork before adding the other ingredients.
This is delicious warm and great cold. Personally, I prefer it warm although I still happily munched on a piece the next morning under the guise of “taste research”. The Chief Taster enjoyed it too but preferred it cold. Serve this with a side salad for a perfect summer’s lunch.