|Coconut cake with chocolate buttercream|
|Organic dessicated coconut - so moist!|
I filled it with chocolate buttercream icing and also paired it with lime curd for a wedding cake and it tasted spectacular both times but the lime really worked well with the coconut so I'd recommend making a lime based frosting if you're going to attempt this cake.
One slight change worth noting was that I didn't have any coconut milk in the house but I did have some creamed coconut so I mixed half creamed coconut with half full fat milk. This helped get the consistency of the coconut milk and the cake was really moist so I guess either method would work well.
Here's Taras public FB page and the link to her list of recipes. I have copied the recipe below with permission from Tara:
|Make sure your butter is nice and fluffy, this ensures a light cake!|
|Once the ingredients are all added it does start to look a little like porridge...|
|Done! Baked to perfection if I do so say myself|
|Lovely fluffy cake filled with dark chocolate buttercream|
|One word of advice - take your food photos quick or this fate might befall you too...|
Makes an 8" round cakebaking time 1hr 10min at approx Gas mark 4/180c
- 2 x large eggs
- Softened unsalted butter 200g
- Caster sugar 300g
- Coconut essence 3/4 tsp
- Desiccated coconut 120g
- Self-raising flour 335g
- Coconut milk 335ml (I used hald creamed cocnut and half full fat milk)
- Grease and line an 8" round or 7" square tin.
- Beat sugar, butter and coconut essence until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in cocnut and sifted flour, alternating with spoonfuls of coconut milk.
- Pour mix into tin and bake in the centre of the oven. Test towards the end of cooking time with a skewer. Cooked when skewer comes out clean.
- Leave to cool in tin for 10 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for a week of freeze for 2 months.
Massive thanks to Tara for allowing me to share this with you :)