Coconut Cake

Baking By sweet_teeth Updated 7 Oct 2014 , 4:14am by imagenthatnj

sweet_teeth Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:07pm
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Does anyone have a delicious coconut cake recipe? Or one they have tried and didn't like so I know what to avoid? lol.

I'm up for scratch or doctored box.. as i'm a fan of both types of cakes =)

Thank you!

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aggiechef Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:14pm
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I'm a box mix cake person myself so I like the DH coconut cake mix. I usually use coconut milk in place of the water and finely chop some coconut to put in the batter.

Yummy, I want coconut cake now. icon_smile.gif

JGMB Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:17pm
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This is my "go to" recipe for white or coconut cake. It's from Pillsbury's Complete Book of Baking (a terrific book, by the way!). It's easy to make and gets rave reviews:

Simply White Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening (I use unsalted butter)
1 tsp. vanilla
5 egg whites

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 round 9" pans. In a large bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk and shortening at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add vanilla and egg whites; continue beating an additional 2 minutes. Pour into the prepared pans.

Bake at 350 for 27 to 35 minutes. Toothpick test. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

Coconut Cake: Stir 1 cup flaked coconut into batter before pouring into prepared pans.

Criola Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:20pm
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YES! Coconut cake is my fave so I have tried many. Paula Dean's recipe is my favorite and everyone that I've made it for loves it! I left out the coconut milk, it is not necessary. Great cake! check out the reviews


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/jamies-coconut-cake-recipe/index.html

tyty Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:24pm
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I use the 1-2-3-4 cake recipe on the cake flour box. I add 1 heaping TBS of sour cream and 2 TBS of Coco Lopez to the butter before creaming with sugar. Then I add 1 TBS coconut flavor along w vanilla.

Frankyola Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:48pm
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sweet_teeth Posted 15 May 2009 , 7:57pm
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Wow! Everyone is always so helpful around here. I can't wait to try these recipes!

I can't thank you enough.

-Alexandra

sweet_teeth Posted 16 May 2009 , 11:35pm
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Originally Posted by Frankyola

I hope this can help you thumbs_up.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7350-2-Coconut-Cake.html




I used your recipe.. and it got me a wedding order!!

Thank you =)

giraffe11 Posted 16 May 2009 , 11:48pm
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Maybe I will try that one too. I am not a fan of the Paula Deen recipe.....tried that one before. Usually I just use my favorite white cake recipe and add coconut cream and shredded coconut.
I will try this though. Thanks!
DH and I love coconut cake more than anything.
Yumm.......it's my favorite!

all4cake Posted 17 May 2009 , 12:01am
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I tried this one on the recommendation of at least one other CCer and found that
it is a truly delicious cake!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Coconut-Layer-Cake-102696

lecrn Posted 17 May 2009 , 1:36am
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Originally Posted by all4cake

I tried this one on the recommendation of at least one other CCer and found that
it is a truly delicious cake!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Coconut-Layer-Cake-102696




This is the coconut recipe that I use. It's very delicious!

sweet_teeth Posted 17 May 2009 , 3:00am
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The recipe that I used seems to be a modification of the epicurious recipe icon_smile.gif I used it because it seemed to tweak a bit of the things users complained about on the epicurious one. I may have to try that one as well! I have read that a lot of people use it as their standard white one due to the very subtle coconut taste.

Frankyola Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:02am
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Originally Posted by alexandrabill

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankyola

I hope this can help you thumbs_up.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7350-2-Coconut-Cake.html



I used your recipe.. and it got me a wedding order!!

Thank you =)





I am glad you like it, I try a lot of coconut recipes before and I never got the taste that I like, then I decide to make my own and I loooooove it thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

blue123 Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:14am
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What is the coconut cream that the recipe is asking for? Thanks!

Frankyola Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:36am
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Originally Posted by blue123

What is the coconut cream that the recipe is asking for? Thanks!




Coconut cream is very similar to coconut milk but contains less water. The difference is mainly consistency. It has a thicker, more paste-like consistency, while coconut milk is generally a liquid. It is used as an ingredient in cooking.

Coconut cream can be made by simmering 1 part shredded coconut with one part water or milk until frothy, then straining the mixture through a cheesecloth, squeezing out as much liquid as possible; this is coconut milk. The coconut milk is refrigerated and allowed to set. Coconut cream is the thick non-liquid part that separates and rises to the top of the coconut milk.

Coconut cream has a mild non sweet taste.

Can be any brand

http://www.cocolopez.com/creamofcoconut.html

http://www.asiamex.com/proddetail.cfm?ItemID=813&CategoryID=39&SubCatID=127

http://www.buygracefoods.com/site/product.cfm?id=coconut_cream_box

Hope this can help thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

blue123 Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:41am
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Thanks for responding so fast. I know exactly what you are talking about. Would you suggest the canned stuff over the homemade cream? I actually have some of the canned in my pantry...go figure icon_confused.gif

Frankyola Posted 17 May 2009 , 7:07am
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Originally Posted by blue123

Thanks for responding so fast. I know exactly what you are talking about. Would you suggest the canned stuff over the homemade cream? I actually have some of the canned in my pantry...go figure icon_confused.gif




The canned cream of coconut will be perfect, let me tell you a secret I always use the canned one shhh.gifshhh.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif , I use the cocolopez or the goya brand but any kind it is ok thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

BakingJeannie Posted 21 May 2009 , 6:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by all4cake

I tried this one on the recommendation of at least one other CCer and found that
it is a truly delicious cake!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Coconut-Layer-Cake-102696




This one of the best coconut cake I have ever baked! I used cake flour and the smaller can of Coco Lopez. Just made that cake last night for a Pina Colada cake.

all4cake Posted 21 May 2009 , 6:10pm
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Isn't it delicious? I fill between the layers with pineapple mousse for my take on pina colada...the only thing missing is the rum meringue icing and an umbrella pick!

JulieCromie Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 1:40am
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Hi there - I tried to find your coconut cake recipe, and it is not on the site anymore.  Is there any way that you can pass it along to me? I would really appreciate it!  Thanks.

Gerle Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:23am
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I would like to obtain the recipe too, Frankyola....please!

imagenthatnj Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 4:14am
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