Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TWD: Coconut Tea Cake


I heart coconut and I heart this cake! I am disappointed that I quartered the recipe and made teeny-tiny cakes with my miniature tart pans. Why? Because after tasting this delicious cake, I really wanted more of it. A big bundt pan full of it, to be exact!

Dorie describes this cake as a plain cake- no frills, no fuss. The cake is made with coconut milk and coconut. One of the "Playing Around" options for this cake was to add lemon zest and I have to say that it was a great addition. You could also use lime zest, orange zest, or even play around with the spices. This is one delicious and versatile cake!

Thanks to Carmen of Carmen Cooks for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

23 comments:

Grumpy & HoneyB said...

I love coconut too! I would definitely be adding some lime to mine! ;)

Kat said...

mmmm coconut :)

The Mortensens said...

I was already looking forward to making this cake for this weekend, but now I'm really excited! Yours looks wonderful, and the addition of lemon sounds divine. I'll definitely be adding citrus to mine. :)

jIll said...

I opted for the lime and rum additions! Glad you enjoyed it!

Maria said...

Perfect dessert for spring!

Ingrid said...

Sounds good!
~ingrid

Kim said...

Lovely cake. I added the lemon too and loved it.

Bob said...

Sound fantastic, I also heart coconut. Heh.

Flourchild said...

Your cake looks so good! Im glad you enjoyed your cake!

cindy said...

It is a delicious cake. I added orange and ginger, wow, great flavors. I have an entire bundt cake in my kitchen. It might not be a good thing!

Cathy said...

It looks wonderful! It sounds really great with lemon! Next time, you'll just have to make the big bundt!

Leslie said...

Yummy! I want to try this with lemon next time after reading how good yours was.

margot said...

Your cake looks great! I made a full pan, but left it with my family; now that I'm seeing all these cakes, I want more.

Tracey said...

I made minis too and I also thought they were tasty, though definitely more so on the second day than the first :) Yours look lovely!

Rachel said...

I agree it was so good! pretty picture!

miss kate said...

ooh, so festive!

Katrina said...

I halved the recipe and made a bunch of minis and loved this cake, I used lemon, too. And made a glaze. The glaze really kicked up the coconut and lemon flavor. You'll have to make the whole cake sometime.

Susan said...

Looks wonderful with the lemon zest on it!

carmencooks said...

I'm so happy you liked this cake! I am looking forward to making it again already. Thanks for baking with me this week!!

Becky said...

glad you liked it. i am making it sunday. :)

Ashley said...

Love the colorful pic of your mini cake! I made the lime version, but will have to try it w/ lemon sometime.

meg said...

I wish I had made little cakes because know we have a whole cake staring at us just begging to be gobbled up!! Love the lemon zest!!

Pamela said...

Love your picture! I have made it with the lemon before and just fell in love with the cake. Great job.

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