Coconut Cake Need Advice

Decorating By katan Updated 25 Apr 2014 , 1:14am by AAtKT

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katan Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 1:03am
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I hope  adding coconut to a silver white cake for my Mother's Birthday will not negatively impact the outcome of the recipe. All coconut cake recipes I found produced yellow cakes or were for white cakes  requiring so much sugar by adding coconut the cake would cause sugar  shock or a possibly be a factor in inducing diabetes. I  finally found a perfect silver cake recipe . Now I wonder if the cake will be ruined if I add coconut to the batter.  The silver cake recipe requires 6  stiffly whipped peaking egg whites, perhaps I should use more egg white? Any ideas? Coconut cakes usually command 2 cups of coconut, I think 1/12 is sufficient. Anyone out there with ideas?

Thanks Kathryn

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AAtKT Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 1:14am
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What kind of liquid does your cake call for?  Could you substitute some or all of that liquid with a good quality coconut milk?  It will impart coconut flavor as well.


Also, are you using sweetened or unsweetened coconut... I find that using the unsweetened coconut works and tastes better in the cake...

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