Coconut Cake and a Welsh Flower Show

 I made this cake yesterday for my daughter to take to work.  She said it was so good that people were moaning as they ate it.  If you like coconut, you might want to give it a try:

  • Cake:
  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract 
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 2 cups flaked coconut

  • Coconut Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • sprinkling of toasted coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour and flaked coconut. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter & sugar. Add eggs and mix until mixture is light and fluffy. Add sour cream, baking powder and coconut extract. Mix well.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to creamed mixture, mix well. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Grease you bundt pan just before pouring in the batter.
  6. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for for 60 - 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 25 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. Frost with coconut glaze.
  7. For the glaze: Mix ingredients together. Pour on top of cake and let the glaze drizzle down the sides of the cake. Top with coconut, if desired. I doubled the glaze recipe.
If you like to play with your food, hop over to Going Gently's blog and enter the Trelawnyd International Novelty Fruit and Vegetable Competition.  It's a flower show held in a small Welsh town. There were 80 entries last year and John is hoping for 100 this year. Above is my first entry this year.  Carrot Miranda....let the fun begin! Send your creation to:  jgsheffield@hotmail.com

Comments

I said in the comments on John's blog that Carrot Miranda should have fruit on her head -- no offence intended, Joyce! I think she's marvelous.
That cake looks delicious and I do like coconut :-)

Carrot Miranda is a beauty :-)

Have a great day!

Christer.
TARYTERRE said…
I love Carrot Miranda. That coconut cake reminds me of my father. My mom used to bake him one every year for his birthday.
That cake looks scrumptious. You entry for John's flower show is hysterical.
Victoria Howell said…
Joyce, I knew it had to be you as soon as I saw it on Going Gently! Ha, I love it.
Guillaume said…
Looks delicious and very summery.