Monday, March 10, 2014

Coconut Cake

I had some desiccated coconut left from my previous bakes and has been looking for a recipe that has desiccated coconut in it and from The Cake Crusader blog, came across this Coconut Cake and decided to try it out. Used half of the recipe to do it.  But i'm lazy, so did not do the icing. Add in mixed fruits.

Recipes taken from The Cake Crusader :

For the cake:
100g desiccated coconut
150ml milk
110g unsalted butter, at room temperature
250g caster sugar
2 eggs
250g self raising flour

For the icing:
25g desiccated coconut – or you can use sweet tobacco (it’s just a name – it isn’t tobacco), available from sweet shops – it’s toasted shredded coconut tossed in cocoa powder
200g icing sugar
75ml water or lemon juice – I used water

2-4 hours before you wish to start baking, soak the coconut in milk.
Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan oven 150°C/340°F/gas mark 3.
Line a 20cm round springform tin with baking paper.
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. It won’t go creamy as it normally would because the amount of butter has been reduced to accommodate the milk.
Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Gently stir in the flour, coconut and milk.
Spoon into the prepared tin and level the surface.
Bake for approximately 1 - 1 hour 15 mins or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out cleanly. Check it after an hour and cover the top with foil if it’s browning too much.
Leave to cool, in the tin, on a wire rack. When the cake is cool enough to handle de-tin it and leave to cool completely on the wire rack.
Now make the icing: sprinkle the desiccated coconut into a dry frying pan and toast gently. It will burn quickly so don’t leave it unattended. I used sweet tobacco from a sweet shop (it doesn’t contain tobacco)
Tip onto a plate and leave to cool.
Place the icing sugar in a bowl and gradually beat in the water/lemon juice – you may not need it all. Beat until you have a glossy, thick, lump free icing. You want a consistency that will ooze but not run...if that makes sense!
Stand the cake on 4 squares of paper or foil – this will collect any icing and stop it pooling on the plate. Simply remove when the icing is set.
Drizzle the icing over the cake and allow it to ooze down the sides a little.
Sprinkle the toasted coconut on top.


  1. oh, I surely love this kind of cake as I love coconut. Will try it one fine day..

  2. Lovely, i thought you will make some lamington from the desiccated coconut :P

  3. Morning Sharon it looks very nice. Getting very well in baking eh!

  4. wah....nice it's coconut cake or fruit cake...:p

  5. ahem ahem...when wanna courier over....

  6. Wenn

    Look forward to see yours... :)


    My simple simple item...


    Thanks thanks...


    Morning Angeline... The recipe print out quite sometimes liao... hehe...

    Small Kucing

    Actually it's coconut cake, the mixed fruits is extra...

    We be neighbour better, if send, not fresh liao... kaka...

  7. Good morning Sharon,
    Happy baking

  8. good morning Sharon, how was your weekend??

    oh, the cake looks very delicious!! i want to have a bite, haha..

    and smart decision you didn't do the icing but added in the mixed fruit, i think it tastes nicer like that?? haha, to me lah at least..

    good morning everyone!! have a great Monday and a wonderful week ahead :)

  9. Good that your food didnt go into waste but instead into something nice and sweet!

  10. ooh. That is lovely. Must taste yummy!!

  11. Well done. I remember my mom loves to bake fruit cake. :-)

  12. Elaine

    Good afternoon...


    Good afternoon...

    Weekend was sad to know about the plane... :(

    Me lazy person, so lazy to do icing, kaka... Dunno is it i mixed with mixed fruits, so find a bit sweet, keke...

    You too have a wonderful week ahead... :)


    If not, the desiccated coconut will be laying there, maybe till expire...


    Find a bit too sweet, maybe i add in mixed fruit...


    Mentioning about fruit cake makes me crave for it, hehe...


    Thanks for the compliment... :)

  13. Thanks for sharing the receipt, it looks so yummy duh!!! =]

  14. been such a long time since I last ate coconut cake

  15. Reading your post reminds me that I've not bake for quite some times already, hur hur!

  16. I like to eat cakes like this.

  17. 小影

    A bit too sweet, hehe...


    I seldom eat coconut cake, hehe...


    I printed this recipe out quite sometimes liao, only recently have the mood to do it, hehe...


    Ic ic...

  18. I have always wanted to bake a coconut cake. I will book mark this recipe


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