Coconut Cake

Baking By blondmary Updated 12 Jan 2010 , 5:02am by blondmary

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blondmary Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 3:19pm
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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,

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Wiltonlady Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 3:26pm
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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.

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Debi2 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:00pm
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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.


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keystone Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:04pm
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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.


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susanscakecreations Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:05pm
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I use Coconut Rum in mine, and I also use some coconut milk in the WASC is DIVINE!!!!!!!!! Plus I use some of the coconut rum in my buttercream!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!

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postcakes Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:17pm
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Here is the link to Robert Carter's recipe:

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Mensch Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:34pm
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have no idea, but when you find it, please send me a wonkin' great slice.

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:59pm
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Check out this thread for an awesome coconut cake recipe. It doesn't have alcohol in it, but perhaps you can modify it.

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Debi2 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 4:57pm
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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.

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blondmary Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 5:02am
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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 icon_smile.gif

Again, thank you sooooooo much, you guys are always so helpful.

Mensch a slice will be on the way!!!!

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