Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, Jan 17th - Coconutty Presents

Coconut Cake
There are few things nicer than unexpected presents, except when that unexpected present is a cake!  L at D's office wanted to bake us a cake and D had asked sometime ago what type of cake I might like best?  I had said Coconut because a good homemade Coconut cake is so rare if not non-existant in most markets and bakeries.  I think that might be because to make a really authentic one is so labour intensive and cross that with perhaps, what boggles my mind, a lack of high demand for Coconut. 

You see, it's not just a matter of a Vanilla sponge cake with some white butter frosting covered in Coconut Flakes. Oh no!  A real Coconut cake is Coconutty goodness, layered upon Coconutty goodness... for a sense of it watch the Good Eats Episode dedicated to it.



A nice Coconut cake, as this lovely present is, should taste of coconut throughout and not as you're sweeping up the last bit of Coconut flakes that fell off while you were eating.  I'm not saying that L made Alton Brown's cake but if that's any guide, I tip my hat to your effort and your most generous gift! 

MMMMMM Coconut!

Coconut Cake Slice

7 Leave a / Read COMMENTs:

Dee Dee's Delights said...

Love Coconut! Nice job!

Torviewtoronto said...

cake looks good

Belinda @zomppa said...

Hmm...coconut cake is underrated - love this!

Amy Bakes Everything said...

I love this episode - Alton Brown is so brilliant. Coconut cake looks devine!

briarrose said...

Oh my...that cake looks like heaven! What a fabulous gift. There really isn't enough coconut flavored glory to be found.

Joy said...

I love coconut cake. It looks lovely.

Angela FRS said...

Beautiful. Coconut cake is my all-time favorite.