Vegan Raspberry Zinger Coconut Cake

I'm pulling out all the stops for this love-filled Vegan Raspberry Zinger Coconut Cake. Maybe it's because in my pre-vegan and pre-vegetarian days I used to love Raspberry Zingers. It's odd the things you give up when becoming a vegetarian. Most people think a little snack cake would be vegetarian, but these Hostess Zingers are made with animal shortening. That's what you call a nice way of saying "lard." I've decided I'm a better person for giving those up and now an even happier person for creating a vegan (and gluten-free) way of making the cake myself. I may be vegan, but that doesn't mean my sweet tooth will be denied!