Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TWD: Coconut Tea Cake

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie post was chosen by Carmen of Carmen Cooks. She chose the Coconut Tea Cake. It is described as a plain cake, but I disagree. Sure, there's no filling or icing, but there is so much flavor we ate most of it in one sitting!
I had a little helper, who hasn't baked much before, so some things went wrong.... but everything worked in the end! The batter was pretty quick to make, even though it dirtied up tons of dishes. The long baking time was the only thing I didn't like about this recipe, because it smells so good in the oven!
Most of the comments I got were just "Oh yum.....", but one person said that they have tried making coconut cakes in the past but have never gotten so much flavor through. I think the secret to this recipe is using both the shredded coconut and a large amount of coconut milk.
If I haven't made my point clear, let's just say that I am COMMANDING you to go make this cake. Right now. Go! Oh yeah, the recipe is here.... or in the book... which you really should have, if you don't. Enjoy!

7 comments:

Nickki said...

We loved this cake too! It really was packed with coconut flavour. :-)

Susan said...

I hear you and I am heading to the kitchen now to make this cake. Just couldn't find the time before today. :)

Jessica said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed this cake! I made the mocha bundt this week because I didn't have any coconut milk, but I'm excited to try this!

carmencooks said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this. :) Thanks for baking with me this week!!

Sophia said...

thanks guys! jessica - good luck with your cake!

Becky said...

so glad you loved it. i am making it today! :) can't wait to try it!

mikejdunlap said...

So glad you enjoyed it - it's one of my favorite cakes now - without icing! Glad you had "help" too!

mike
TWD blog:
web.me.com/mikejdunlap