Hello to all the wonderful bakers!!
I again, need some good tips for a cake. My Mom-in-law loves coconut cake. I would like to bake one for her birthday, but I am looking for a very specific one. She once had what was, according to her, the best coconut cake while traveling to North Carolina. She explained it as a rich, creamy, moist, coconut cake and the filling had some time of liquor, she thinks is Grand Marnier. Does anyone have a recipe that sounds somewhat like this cake. Any advices would be terrific, and again thank you so much to everybody, and since I bake just as a hobby, I don't have much experience neither I know a lot, only what I learn here.
Thank You again,
I'm sure you'll find a great recipe in CC and as far as liquor in the filling, there's a great Captain Morgan Coconut Rum.
Bobby Flay did a Throwdown episode last night with a chef from North Carolina who's 6 layer cake was known at "the best". Bobby Flay won the Throwdown however and here is the link to his recipe.
Hope this helps.
THe cake with Bobby Flay was from Charleston South Carolina. It is the Ultimate Coconut cake from Robert Carter at the Peninsula Grill in Charleston SC. It is the best! ( I don't care what they said in the throwdown!). Recipe is on his site as well as Martha Stewart. It is 6 layers and very moist. Gets better each day that it sits.
I use Coconut Rum in mine, and I also use some coconut milk in the WASC recipe...........it is DIVINE!!!!!!!!! Plus I use some of the coconut rum in my buttercream!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!
Here is the link to Robert Carter's recipe: http://dining.discoversouthcarolina.com/giftforyou/recipe.aspx
have no idea, but when you find it, please send me a wonkin' great slice.
Check out this thread for an awesome coconut cake recipe. It doesn't have alcohol in it, but perhaps you can modify it.
Thanks for posting the Robert Carter recipe link! I am anxious to try both his and Bobby Flay's recipes. The 6 layers in Robert's cake looked really beautiful and yummy! The Bobby Flay recipe is said to be a little lighter, so it probably just comes down to personal preference.
OMG! I missed the Throwdown episode last night! Thank you so much for the links! I think I'm gonna have to make both and see which one is better. They both look delicious though. I will update you with the results
Again, thank you sooooooo much, you guys are always so helpful.
Mensch a slice will be on the way!!!!