I made this cake and absolutely L-O-V-E-D IT! This is a super moist cake and very, very old timey! One person I gave some to said it was so good, it tasted like an old woman at an old church made it! Like it was just one of those old fashioned cakes that are classic! I didn't use the filling the recipe calls for, I have my own buttercream recipe I use and just added flaked coconut. Do yourself a favor and try this cake!
I am so glad that you liked it!!
this looks really similar to a cake that is on epicurious.com and in the yellow Gourmet cookbook. It's my go to cake for special occasions. I LOVE it. The curd is amazing.
Finally made this cake and it was great! Loved the cake, loved the frosting. (I will say that I think there was a transcription error somewhere along the way with the frosting. I believe it should read two pounds of sugar, not two cups.) The only thing I didn't like was the curd. I though it was waaay too tart. However, that being said, everyone I fed it to (and there were lots of them) loved the curd. So I guess it was just me :-) Anyway, I made both a two-layer cake and filled cupcakes and they both came out beautifully. I will definitely be making this one again!
Made this for my brother's wedding cake. It held up really well and everyone raved about it! My only addition was to add some coconut extract to bump up the flavor even more. It was so moist and yummy. Everyone loved the cake scraps!
Well, I just became a member here. This is the first recipe I've tried. I just pulled the cake out of the oven and they are cooling. They smell like macaroons. I was rereading the curd and frosting recipe and I realized I misread the cake recipe!! I put in an entire can of cream of coconut rather than a cup of canned cream of coconut! The toothpick came out clean, but I can't believe the cake won't be gooey or super dense. Now I am torn about whether to go ahead and fill and frost it or just cut the cake and see how bad it is. I'll let you know.
I went ahead and used the cake for a bake sale. I didnt taste it but it got rave reviews. I will try it again with the right amount of cr of coc. The cake was down right sticky to work with.