This was a very simple cake to put together. There was some easy peeling, slicing/dicing, and mixing to get this one done. It was baked in a spring form pan. Dorie suggests that you use unsweetened coconut, but all I had was the sweetened stuff, so that's what I used. I did have to bake this about ten minutes longer than the recipe called for. I also didn't glaze the cake at the end. Truly, I didn't think it was necessary.
This was a big hit. All of my coconut lovers really enjoyed it. The girl had a friend over for dinner, and she loved it as well. It looked very moist and seemed to be better on the second day. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't eat it. I made up for the calories with the cookies from a cookie exchange at the yarn shop where I work.
Here's the cake. The little pattern on the top is slightly uneven, but I'll just call it rustic.
The girl loved it.
The boy devoured his.
The Friend was pretty happy. She's the only coconut lover in her house.
Thank you Amber of Cobbler du Monde for giving my family a cake they really enjoyed.