Concord Grape Coconut Crumb Cake

I’m pretty sure I must be the only person in the northern hemisphere who’s wishing autumn was already here. Everywhere I go, every conversation I listen to is about how sad it is that summer is coming to and end and how much they dread the arrival of autumn.

concord grape coconut crumb cake

Please, tell me that I’m not the only one and that you’re also in my apple spice, blanket, warm tea lover team. Our official uniform is a fuzzy pyjama, fluffy socks and one cute lil’ blanket. Warm coffee in one hand, a slice of spiced cake in the other and we’re golden.

concord grape coconut crumb cake

Why would you peeps wish for 44ºC (111F) infernal heat, not being able to get out of the house unless it’s late at night and days spent laying on the floor in a (cool but not cool because let’s be honest, no ones escapes this heat) dark room, wishing you could move somewhere where it’s winter and one can actually lead a normal life.

concord grape coconut crumb cake

Suuuuuure, summer produce is nice. Actually, fresh and juicy peaches are the only reason why I haven’t moved to Australia yet. Suuuuuure, being a broke student must have something to do with it as well but hey I love peaches and I can’t deny it.

concord grape coconut crumb cake

And basil and berries and plums and cherries and watermelons and tomatoes and zucchinis and apricots and cucumbers and figs and loquats and actually why can’t I enjoy the beautiful autumn weather while I munch on some summer produce?? *cries*

concord grape coconut crumb cake

But autumn???? Who can say no to chilly mornings spent under a ton of blankets, wearing the fluffiest socks in your fluffy socks drawer, sipping on some warm ginger tea while enjoying a new book? And all those warm spices and apple bakes? All those pears? What about the seasonal grapes? Doesn’t anybody think about them grapes???

concord grape coconut crumb cake

Too bad that autumn is good for just 2 weeks only until university starts getting hectic and I end up buried under homework and essays I should write instead of fuzzy blankets. Three weeks in and I’m already wishing that summer holidays were here – how whiny I am, right?

concord grape coconut crumb cake

Let’s focus on the good part though. Those days between summer and autumn in which you can pretty much get alllllll the good produce. Enter concord grapes or a similar variety. Ohmygosh guys GUYS. They are so sweet, juivy and bursting with flavor! They make such an incredible cake filling, especially when said cake is spiced with the goodness of cinnamon and ginger and topped with quite a delicious oat coconut crumb topping.

concord grape coconut crumb cake

First you have a moist, cinnamon and ginger infused cake made softer with the addition of coconut shreds. Then there’s the grape filling, juicy and lush, and packed with some crunch thanks to the grape seeds. And no, the seeds don’t make it taste weird or anything. Actually, it’s like putting some sesame or sunflower seeds in your cake – so good! Finally there’s the crumb topping: crunchy, sweet and full of the goodness of oats,walnuts, coconut and all things nice. Don’t you believe it? Give it a go!

concord grape coconut crumb cake


Concord Grape Coconut Crumb Cake
Serves 16
Moist and delicious cinnamon and ginger spiced cake studed with juicy grapes and finished with a crunchy crumb topping. So good!
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For the cake
  1. 300 grams all purpose flour
  2. 170 grams coconut sugar
  3. 15 grams baking powder
  4. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  5. 2 tsp. cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp. ginger
  7. 250 grams almond milk
  8. 15 grams vinegar
  9. 50 grams coconut oil
  10. 2 flax eggs
  11. 100 grams shredded coconut
  1. 1 cup concord grapes
  2. 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
Crumb topping
  1. 130 grams rolled oats
  2. 70 grams coconut sugar
  3. 30 grams shredded coconut
  4. 30 grams walnuts, chopped
  5. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  6. 40 grams melted coconut oil
  1. To make the cake, whisk together flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder and coconut.
  2. Add in the milk, vinegar, flax eggs, oil and vanilla and stir untl combined.
  3. Line a small round spring-form pan with parchment paper and pour the batter on it.
  4. Top with the grapes, dusted with some extra sugar.
  5. To make the crumb topping, stir all the topping ingredients in a bowl until clusters are formed.
  6. Top the cake with the clusters.
  7. Bake at 180ºC (350F) for 45-50 minutes or until golden.
earthly taste

concord grape coconut crumb cake


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Have a lovely day!



  • Reply whiskandshout August 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I am sooo ready for fall! I love the crumb and your photos are stunning 🙂 Pinning!

  • Reply June @ How to Philosophize with Cake August 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I won’t miss the oppressive heat of summer either! There’s really nothing like hot coffee and a blanket on a cool fall day 🙂 This cake looks awesome too, love the coconut crumb topping!

  • Reply superfitbabe August 26, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Actually, I’m yelling at summer for it to come back–LOL! But this cake looks to die for–grapes and coconut are actually a great combo!

  • Reply Kathryn @ The Scratch Artist August 26, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Concord grape cake – I say yes. Yes, please. If that helps me get a slice. I love this. And I’m not too picky, I love all of the seasons. It’s just hard for me to say goodbye to them as they leave.

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full August 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Girl, I am right there with you on being excited for fall!!! I love the thought of chilly mornings, cozy sweaters and scarves, autumn hikes, and apple picking!! 😀

  • Reply Ashley August 26, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Nope you are not alone! I am totally ready for fall and soooo over the heat! Bring on fall spices and baking and hot tea! And this cake … it’s gorgeous! And sounds fantastic!

  • Reply thebrickkitchen August 27, 2015 at 4:15 am

    I am actually currently the opposite – winter in Melbourne (probably the coldest part of Australia) has been freezing and rainy, that unpleasant temperature where it is just warm enough that it doesn’t quite snow but still requires massive jackets and lots of layers. SO very much looking forward to summer! But I know what you mean – sometimes by the end of summer I am very ready for my roasted pear crumbles and warm pasta dishes. This cake looks gorgeous too – Iove how deep it is and the grapes as well! 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 2, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Yummm!! Those roasted pear crumbles sound amazing! 🙂 xx

  • Reply Joanne August 27, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    If we could keep all of summer produce but also add on fall goodies…then I would be okay with summer ending. I definitely have mixed feelings!

    But this cake…I have no mixed feelings about this. Gorgeous!

  • Reply shashi at runninsrilankan August 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    YES – I wanna be on your applespice-blanket-warmtealover team, Consuelo – especially if this delicious cake is involved! Speaking of this cake – concord grapes in a cake is a brilliant idea! Just Brilliant!

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl August 27, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    I will take a slice of this.. and then I will come back for another! What a delicious cake!

  • Reply tohercore August 29, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Fall/autumn is my favorite season, so I’m a little jealous. Though coming out of a very cold winter I am looking forward to some warmth and sunshine down here in Tassie! I also would very much like a slice of this cake – it looks amazing!

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