Filling Flavors With Coconut Cake?

Baking By coreenag Updated 2 Dec 2012 , 7:15pm by Krypto

coreenag Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 5:42am
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I am looking for a good filling to make with a coconut cake. I am making Wasc cake substituting coconut milk, coconut and rum flavoring. Any suggestions for something to go with this combination? Thanks!

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AngiesIdea Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 5:48am
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Okay, I'm listening, too!

mmo88 Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 5:49am
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How about pineapple?

aztomcat Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 6:37am
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I have three thoughts for fillings inspired by other desserts:

orange cream with coconut - Ambrosia
Banana cream - Coconut BaBa Cake (old family tradition)
cream, pineapple, coconut, maybe cherry juice - Pina Colada


crystalina1977 Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 9:00pm
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I've done lemon curd with a coconut cake. Although I don't know how the rum changes that equation.

Karabear1125 Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 3:13pm
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I've done a pineapple mousse w/coconut cake and it was yummy!

bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 3:20pm
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Last time our cake club met and we did a coconut cake we just did a plain vanilla buttercream filling -- to let the coconut flavor stand on its own. Delicous!! icon_biggrin.gif

sfunky67 Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 3:35pm
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I did a coconut cake that was absolutely delicious, but don't have the exact recipe handy. I can tell you that the filling was a basic custard made with Pina Colada mix (without alcohol) instead of milk or cream and shredded coconut. icon_smile.gif I think I also added some Malibu Rum for flavoring! Delicious!

Marksgirl Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 4:06pm
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Coconut Cake is my all time favorite cake. My mother has made it for my birthday as long as I can remember. We use plain old strawberry jam as a filling. It really is wonderful.

iris711 Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 6:28pm
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All the filling sound delicious, how about some recipes? icon_lol.gif

kelleym Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 6:37pm
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Here's my Coconut Cake recipe with filling suggestions and recipes. I particularly like lemon curd or raspberry filling (think Raspberry Zinger!). Lime curd is really good, too.

RRGibson Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 6:44pm
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Originally Posted by Karabear1125

I've done a pineapple mousse w/coconut cake and it was yummy!

I'm with Kara on the pineaple. I've done it with a pineapple curd. Tastes very tropical.

shturpin Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 6:48pm
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I just use vanilla pudding. AWESOME !! Never have any complaints, only compliments on how moist it makes it.

playingwithsugar Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 6:54pm
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Mango or Passionfruit.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

strawberry0121 Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 6:54pm
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I like to use whipped ganache. Yummy!

jeking Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 6:59pm
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Key lime made with the recipe on the Nellie and Joe's key lime juice bottle...

vandemom2 Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 6:28pm
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I, too, was going to say ganache, then put almonds on top, voila! you have Almond Joy!

Krypto Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 7:15pm
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This is my favorite coconut filling. Very yummy!

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