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Coconut Cake




 Coconut Cake

Snow-white coconut cake decorated with sweetened coconut flakes tastes like a dessert heaven. If you are obsessed with coconut just like me, here is an entire cake with your favorite flavor.Born and brought up in Kerala,the southern coastal paradise of India, coconut is an integral part of our diet. So how can I say no to such a wonderful cake.

This soft and delightful cake is delicious with the rich and creamy taste of coconut. Coconut and coconut milk is the key ingredient in both the cake as well as frosting.If this wasn't good enough,here is another way you can make it even more amazing. Sprinkle sweetened coconut all over the frosting so you get to bite delightful coconut in every scoop. I made this cake for my hubby's birthday and it was an instant hit.Every member in my family is addicted to coconut,big time!

The recipe inspiration is from here.I made a smaller cake with two layers and used a different filling and frosting. I have used coconut milk in this recipe which you can also substitute with sour cream. It is perfect for any occasion and is a sure winner.



Ingredients
For the cake
Self raising flour- 2 1/2 cup
Egg-3
Coconut cream/thick milk-1 cup
Butter-1 stick
Sugar- 1 cup
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Rum essence- 1/2 tsp (optional)

Frosting
Powdered sugar- 2 cups
Butter - 3 tsp
Coconut milk-3 tbs
Vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp
( combine all this and beat with a mixer till fluffy)

Dry coconut- 1/3 cup
Sweetened coconut- 1/2 cup( mix both together)





Shift flour and keep aside.Preheat oven to 350 degree F.Prepare cake tin by buttering and lining with parchment paper.
Using a hand mixer beat room temperature butter, egg and sugar till soft and fluffy.Add vanilla essence. With a spatula fold in the flour and coconut milk little by little and one at a time. Pour into prepared cake tin. Even it using the spatula and bake for 30 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake completely. Using a long knife cut the cake through the center. The edge of the knife should be visible and then go round and round the cake.Spread a layer of frosting and sprinkle coconut flakes and place the second layer.Frost the outer of the cake and sprinkle and decorate the cake as desired.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy

Comments

  1. wow, awesome cake, looks simply great..love to have some now :)

    Ongoing Event at Good Food:
    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  2. wow..yummy n super soft n moist cake..love the frosting with coconut flakes,adipoli!!

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  3. Delicious looking cake..love the frosting...very nicely and beautifully done..

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  4. wow ...yum yum...spongy..coconutty cake.....

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  5. Suja name it angel coconut cake ...it sure has dat divine look ...adipoli aayitonda

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  6. Sooper..Coconut cake is one among my fav Suja..

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  7. Nice cake....well presented.

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  8. Coconut cake looks awesome perfect. I love it.

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  9. It looks like a big snow ball ~ beautiful cake,love it!
    US Masala

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  10. Snowey looking cake :) Fantastic decoration and soft and spongy cake :)

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  11. Yummy ....looks fab ...with coconut just delicious ...gud one Suja

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  12. The icing makes it awesome.I loved the filling and of course is a crowd pleaser ! hey,send me some ..(don't you know dear,thanne kanumbol ithiri kurumbu parayathe pattillanne..jus dont know.poovupolathe orishtam.ee cake ellam undakki hubby ye thadi vappicho ?)

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  13. soft cake deliciously done looks wonderful with the icing

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  14. Wow.. very nice cake. Cake looks inviting and tempting.

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  15. Wow love the decoration and yummy looking cake out there...

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  16. Looks really really delicious n yummy

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  17. same pinch suja.. i was going to post coconut cake.. just saw urs.. k wl post it later.. this looks so creamy.. im drooling over that icing :)

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  18. looks so soft n' delish...like it wud just melt in my mouth...really awesome...

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  19. wow awesome i love the coconut flavors in it..

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  20. Oh my god, this seriously looks amazing! Can I come over to steal a slice ;)

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  21. so pretty...am sure it was yummmmm...nice post Suja!

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  22. What a beautiful white cake.Awesome presentation...looks fluffy n tasty.

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  23. Delicious, tempting and mouthwatering...looks awesome

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  24. Oh wonderful,it looks like snow white!! I really really want a piece of cake now! drooling!

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  25. Suja, Kalakkal! Simply SUPERB and luscious cake! save me a slice :)

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  26. Fabulous looking cake, want to grab whole cake.

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  27. Woww.. this is one awesome cake :D Looks so grand and yummy.. Can I have a bite :D

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  28. FANTASTIC LOOKING CAKE MOUTHWATERING

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  29. Awesome cake suja..even i love this very much..u made it perfectly!

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  30. enikku vayya ethu kalkki...I love coconut cakes and you made it so perfectly that I wish I could grab a piece from the screen...looks so soft, beautiful and yummy!!....

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  31. Rich coconut cake that looks beautiful .. ... I'm going on vacation until September but did not publish more ... ... hugs ... seguire visitandote Marimi

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  32. Cake looks wonderful and delicious. Very beautiful decoration.

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  33. chechi oru cheriya piece cake tharumooo.kandittu kothi ayittu vaya....

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  34. omy goodness...u r amazing dear...love ur perfection..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  35. Luscious coconut cake, i could not take my eyes off it. Wish i could it taste it :)

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  36. what an awesome bake suja- kudos ! loved it totally

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  37. Wow,This looks super awesome!!

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  38. Truly a tempting cake...hmmmm...you make me forget my diet:)

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