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April 30, 2015

Divine Coconut Cake

Easy, moist Coconut Cake with the most delicious, thick Frosting ~ perfect for Mother's Day or any other occasion

If you are still looking for an easy, delicious and definitely special, dessert or tea time treat to spoil your Mom with on Mother's Day, do try this Divine Coconut Cake , and divine that it is !

This is exactly the kind of dessert I also like to serve on a week night. The batter only takes minutes to throw together, then a short baking time and whilst the baked cake is cooling down, you whip up the, oh, so delicious, thick frosting.

Easy, moist Coconut Cake with the most delicious, thick Frosting ~ perfect for Mother's Day or any other occasion

I used a medium textured Coconut, not the very fine, desiccated type, as the cake is already so soft and moist, it really does need a little something to make it a bit chewy.

Easy, moist Coconut Cake with the most delicious, thick Frosting ~ perfect for Mother's Day or any other occasion

Now, this frosting is something to write home about ! It is an extremely thick Marshmallow like mixture when you spread the frosting over the cake, but once it is dusted with a little Icing Sugar and left standing 15 - 20 minutes, the top changes to a dry, shiny texture, which cracks only a teeny, tiny bit when sliced.

The center of the frosting becomes a soft, creamy deliciousness. Making this frosting might sound like a lot of work, but it takes just as long as usual icings, and your electric beater is doing the hard work anyhow.

My Mom-in-Law has already approved of the Coconut Cake and she reckons it is the perfect Mother's Day dessert ... well, I also had some, and I most definitely approve. Oh, and the men in my family - loved it !

Divine Coconut Cake

INGREDIENTS:

CAKE:

1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 t Vanilla Essence
2 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Self-Raising Flour
1/4 t Salt
1/2 cup Coconut  {medium or fine}
1 cup Coconut Cream

FROSTING:

1 cup Boiling Water
1 cup Caster Sugar
1 Large Egg White
1 t Rose Water

Fresh or Iced Roses, to decorate
Icing Sugar, to dust

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - grease a medium loaf pan and line the bottom with baking paper.
2.) Cake : Cream the Butter and Brown Sugar - add the Vanilla and the Eggs {one at a time}, beating after each addition.
3.) Mix together the Flour, Salt and Coconut - stir into the Butter mixture - then, beat on low until just mixed {do not over mix} - spoon into the prepared pan and bake 35 - 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean - remove from oven, turn out on a cooling rack and let cool completely.
4.) Frosting: Using a small saucepan, heat the Boiling Water and Caster Sugar - stir until the Sugar has dissolved - now let it boil, without stirring, until the syrup reaches the hard ball stage {hard ball stage is when you drop a little of the syrup in cold water and it turns hard immediately} - remove from the heat.
5.) Beat the Egg White until stiff - add the hot Syrup slowly, whilst beating continuously - the Frosting will now start to turn very sticky, almost like Marshmallow Fluff - continue to beat until the mixture holds shape and has cooled down.
6.) Pour the Frosting over the cooled Cake - decorate with Roses and dust with Icing Sugar.

Let the Coconut Cake stand 15 minutes, slice and serve.

Easy, moist Coconut Cake with the most delicious, thick Frosting ~ perfect for Mother's Day or any other occasion

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By Stephanie Lynn      

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tea cake Catherine!

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  2. Such a gorgeous sounding cake! I'm a big fan of coconut so I'm sure I would love this with a cup of coffee in the afternoon :)

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  3. I love the flavor of coconut but not the texture--because the icing is a just a glaze, I think I would love this!

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  4. Looks delicious, Linda!! I might have to make that one for my mom in law for Mother's Day!

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  5. I could devour a huge slice of this right now!

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  6. Dear Linda, what a gorgeous cake! Perfect for any occasion! Save me a big slice because I love coconut. xo, Catherine

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  7. Love coconut cake, this one definitely looks divine! And oh that frosting!!!

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  8. This looks absolutely gorgeous! Love the way the icing cascades down the side!!

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  9. I do love the sound of the icing, which makes this all so "divine".

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  10. looks incredible! what a pretty Mother's Day cake!
    Jenna

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  11. Looks pretty, and nice and easy. Coconut is always a good flavor.

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  12. This is gorgeous! It would be a lovely cake to celebrate on Mother's Day!

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  13. What a beautiful cake, Linda! Perfect for Mother's Day! :)

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  14. This cake would be just perfect for Mother's Day Brunch! Gorgeous!!

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