Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TWD: Apple Coconut Family Cake

We all know of my dislike of coconut. My family, however, loves the stuff. So while a bite of this would never pass my lips, the rest of the gang was eager.

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.

11 comments:

Judy said...

Your cake looks delicious, and it certainly appears to be a success. I'll have to make it again if I want to try a piece.

Amber Marie said...

The cake looks great, even without the glaze! I'm glad all the fellow coconut lovers enjoyed it!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Pretty! I just added in some coconut flavoring since I'm not a fan of the flaky stuff, either. :)

Sam said...

I wonder if you think that recipe could be doubled? Yours looks lovely and the kids totally sweet. :)

Cakelaw said...

Great cake! I agree that the glaze is not needed.

Heather B said...

Rustic looks delicious to me! Great job on your cake!

Anne said...

Your cake looks wonderful with the apples on top, glad it was a hit!

Nina said...

Jules, your cake looks delicious! Nicely done!

Kayte said...

Great recommendations from the crew of two and friend. It certainly looks lovely, too. I think we are dessert-ed out as I could rouse no enthusiasm this week. I will make it eventually, just figuring it is not a happening thing this week here. I hope when I make it, it looks as good as yours!

Di said...

I skipped this one, since my husband and I both despise coconut. I don't even let it into the house. If my girls learn to like it, it won't be here! =P I'm glad you found people to eat yours. =)

Karen said...

Your "rustic" cake is lovely! Glad you had some tasters that loved it!