Saturday, February 6, 2010

Who's Coconut Crazy?

I know I am! That's why I tried out the Coconut Cake from the Times Newspaper. I was actually surprised they had spelling mistakes/typos on their recipe! So the version below is hopefully error free.

And the picture below is how it turned out! Delicious with a glass of milk!

  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 175 g butter, cut into cubes
  • 175 g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 50 g sweetened tenderised coconut or desiccated coconut
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 limes 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line a tin with the non-stick baking parchment or butter a cake tin.
  • Put the flour, baking powder, butter, sugar, eggs, coconut and lime zest and juice into a large bowl and mix together with an electric whisk. Start off slowly, and then gradually increase the speed. If you haven't got a mixer, put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy.
  • Pour the mixture into a prepared tin and bake for 45-55 minutes or until skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. 

  • This wasn't in the recipe - but I added ready-made vanilla buttercream icing (which I bought at the superstore) on the cake when it was completely cool - then I added a generous amount of desiccated coconut.
And as the French say Bon Appetite, the Egyptians say, Bel Hana Wel Shefa!

1 comment:

  1. Assalamu Alakium waramatallahi wabaraktu, sisters! Aww, this looks yummy! I LOVE coconut so this here looks so delicious! You are making me hungry now, haha! Only 5 hours left to go until I can eat :P

    I just love your blog! It's very cute and lovely! Plus, I love the recipes!

    Ramadan Mubarak from your Muslim sister, Yasmeen in the USA! May Allah (subbhana wa tala) accept your fasts and bless you and your family with good health and iman!


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