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Vegan Pineapple Date Coffee Cake


I feel like its been years since I last blogged!

It appears someone or something evil hacked into my website. Why oh why would someone do such a thing?!?!!

Apparently it was a GoDaddy/Wordpress thing and happened to A LOT of bloggers.

So… I need you to do me a favor…

If you get any sort of malicious website notice or security threat pop up window on my site, can you let me know?



While my site was being cleansed, I baked you all some cake and took some blurry pictures for you.

This isn’t just any old cake…

Its Vegan Pineapple Date Coffee Cake! (Yes… I know that’s a long name)

This cake has all the good stuff in it! Its got pineapple, its got dates, and has a gentle sprinkle of coconut on top.
One thing this cake doesn’t have….
Isn’t it strange that coffee cake doesn’t have any coffee in it?
It’s actually a cake that was made to be eaten with coffee.


I like to eat it with coffee, with tea, with milk, with water, or with no beverage at all 😉

This cake makes for the perfect healthy snack! I suggest you make it today!


  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 oz crushed pineapple with juice (do not drain)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • Topping – 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons shredded coconut


Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Spray an 8 inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.

Stir in pineapple with juice, applesauce, canola oil, and vanilla. Fold in dates.

Spread mixture into pan.

Combine brown sugar and coconut. Sprinkle on top of batter.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cook cake completely.


22 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on May 20, 2010 at 8:00 am

    LOL…I love ‘and I took some blurry pictures for you.’ My first thought was that the pics look good and I want some of that cake!

  2. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said on May 20, 2010 at 8:24 am

    That does really look good! My problem with vegan baking has been my need to use gluten free flours. The gluten free flours have a hard time rising in the absence of eggs unfortunately, but I think that I just need to experiment more! I will attempt this one!

  3. Shawnee said on May 20, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I love the idea of a pineapple coffee cake. I’m sipping my morning coffee right now. I wish I had a slice to go with it!

  4. Anne P said on May 20, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Whoa this sounds AMAZING… I will be trying this for sure!

  5. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on May 20, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Yay! I can finally get on your site. I knew all along that you weren’t malicious! And what a recipe to come back to. This sounds great.

  6. Kat said on May 20, 2010 at 9:40 am

    This look great!! I havent bee able to comment on your blog at all and I was so sad! I didnt have any way to contact you and let you know either…but im glad its all fixed!!

  7. Danielle (Coffee Run) said on May 20, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Ahh, why do people hack healthy living blogs? What are they getting out of it? Recipes?? lol

    That cake sounds *perfect*

  8. Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said on May 20, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Oh my goodness, this cake looks fantastic! I’m sorry somebody hacked your site 🙁 I’m glad you have it under control now!

  9. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on May 20, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Oh goodnes…how delish! I have everything to make this over the weekend and I do believe that I will 🙂

  10. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on May 20, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Glad you’re up and running again!

    I love anything that involves dates. :d

  11. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said on May 20, 2010 at 11:25 am

    ooh this looks super yummy!!

  12. Biz said on May 20, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Sorry about your computer problems! Hope its all fixed by now 😀

    Never thought of having pineapple in coffee cake before – love it!

  13. stef said on May 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    OMG bookmarked this recipe for sure! YUM sounds/looks amazing, i hope it comes out as pretty when i make it :). bummer about your blog issues, glad you got everything resolved. i’ll keep an eye out for anything suspish for ya

  14. Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said on May 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Oh my goodness-looks delicious! 🙂

  15. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said on May 20, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    This cake looks and sounds awesome.. can I PLEASE have a slice.. yummy!

  16. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on May 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I hope your site is hacker-free now, we missed you! 🙂

  17. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on May 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    dear me, this looks great! i missed you! so glad everything’s back…and if i ever catch someone messing with you again i’ll let you know 😉

  18. Erica said on May 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    This looks awesome! I love your vegan desserts. I made your vegan blueberry muffins and loved them! Can’t wait to try these.

  19. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on May 20, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    This cake looks gorgeous – do you think any type of eater would like this dessert? I would love to bring this to a party or to work with me. Yum!

  20. Mo said on May 20, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Glad to see you back in action. Um, that coffee cake looks divine. I think it would be dangerous to make that here, I’m the only one who would eat it. Saving the recipe for the next playgroup.

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on May 21, 2010 at 3:36 am

    wlecome back and i thought seriously my reader wasnt updating…good to know you were taking some “me” time 🙂 we all need that! but sorry bout the hacker stuff..yikes.

    the cake looks stellar..YUM!

  22. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on May 21, 2010 at 7:54 am

    ooooh! I’d “date” that cake anytime! 😉