Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TWD: Coconut Tea Cake


This one will be short and sweet. We just had a seder for 11 people, I've been cooking for the past two days, and I'm a bit tired. (Chicken soup with matzo balls, charoset, hard boiled eggs, grilled asparagus, grilled salmon, matzo farfel kugel, peanut butter cookies, matzo toffee, and strawberry coconut bars) Yeah, pity me. I made the cake a couple of weeks ago because Passover started Monday evening, and there will be no leavened foods in my house for a bit.

This was very easy to put together. I halved the recipe and used a loaf pan. I found coconut milk with no problem. I made the cardamom variation. The girl loved it. Loved it. The husband thought that you couldn't taste the coconut, but he really enjoyed the cardamom aspect. The boy thought it was ok. I didn't taste it. You know me and coconut... I still stand by my "ripening idea" and didn't serve this until a day after it was made. I think it helps.

This was a very moist golden cake.

Thank you Carmen of Carmen Cooks for giving the girl a new favorite.

9 comments:

Pamela said...

It looks very good. I was really surprised that the coconut was so subtle. Glad most of the family enjoyed it!

Clivia said...

I also did the cardamom and enjoyed it. Happy Pesach!

Karen said...

looks perfect! :) Glad this was such a hit with your girl!

Tia said...

looks good! nice job this week. cardamom is an awesome spice.

Cakelaw said...

Great cake - it turned out fab. Hope you get a rest from cooking now!

Flourchild said...

Im glad you all enjoyed it. I wish I could taste the coconut more.

jillbert said...

It looks great! I love cardamom, so I think that would be a great version (though I went with the lime). Glad your family enjoyed it even if it wasn't your thing.

Lauryn said...

I made this one this week and its too bad you didnt try it because it didnt taste very coconut-y at all!! Yours looks greta and I am glad the fam enjoyed it!!!

Kayte said...

This looks wonderful. So fun to hear about your seder dinner. Always love learning new things, etc. from people who live it.