07 September 2011

Coconut Cream Birthday Cake

Coconut Cream Birthday Cake, for my Grandmother! She is a big coconut fan, I have never been so I wasn't too sure about this cake before making it. But she loves coconut, so I decided to go for it. It came out really well! The coconut is not overwhelming at all, most of the taste of it is in the filling. The coconut extract in the cake is just a hint of it. When you taste the cake by itself you can tell their is something special about the white cake, but the coconut is hard to distinguish at first. So throw all the filling, cake & frosting together and it works perfectly. Well, why would I doubt it? Its a Martha recipe. 
 Unless you are making this cake for a party, or have a giant appetite, I would cut the recipe in half. It makes an extremely massive cake, hence the huge piece still left in my fridge after taking it to the party and dropping some off at relatives.

 I am getting a new camera! I am so excited, its a proper full frame camera. Agh! More about that later, I'm too excited to properly explain how this came about. And the weather has gotten terribly hot again, so all I want to do it go lay in front of my fan before I pass out.



Recipe from Martha

25 comments:

jazziefizzle said...

wow it looks absolutely perfect!! You are so good at making cakes, and your pics always make me crave sweet things! Love the styling and photography as usual!! Hope you are enjoying your new camera

Sarah said...

That is such a pretty pretty cake! Really. And this post made me miss my dear Grandma - she would have loved a cake like this.

paperbunnys.com said...

I am going to make this cake for my boyfriend, he's a big coconut fan too!

pips said...

oh my, how beautiful is your party cake?! Adore it and your photos...

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

With my birthday less than a month away and my love of coconut only getting stronger with the passing of time, I think this recipe will have to make an appearance on my birthday table. Loving those tiny candles too!

Rachel at Eat and Write said...

Beautiful and the coconut sounds so good right now. It's hot here as well, and because it costs so much to air condition in the South we're really struggled through the summer :/ Congrats on the new camera! I can't imagine your images being any prettier, but I'm sure you'll enjoy playing with it when you get it :)

shellie said...

yum one of my absolute favorite cakes. i need to make this and eat with a big glass of milk.

Vintage Style Downunder said...

Oh gorgeous looking cake JM..beautiful photography, beautiful crafts-woman-ship of the cake! I love the very straight edges, the minimal wee sprinkling of cashous...and THOSE CANDLES again! gorgeous!
thanks for sharing...i'm sure your gran loved the cake..and everyone else who got to share it!
ciao bella
jessie x

Twinks said...

The cake was absolutely wonderful! Not only beautiful but delicious and moist too. Reminded us of Hawaii; Rich bought coconut ice cream to go along with it. Can never have too much coconut...."Mahalo Julie Marie" for this thoughtful gift! So yummy....
Love, Grandma Twinks

Amalia said...

Wow, this cake is gorgeous! You did an amazing job! I wish I could have a slice :)

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

Every layer of the cake looks equal and the cream is smooth... You have a steady hand!!! and i'm jealous! :) It looks fantastic!

zaida said...

absolutely beautiful and magical!

Loving your entire blog!

Anonymous said...

wow i love your blog, everything looks amazing!
do you have a cook book by any chance with all your lovely recipes and pictures in it?
x x x

Da & Mer said...

Espectacular!! un pastel estupendo!

Saludos Da & Mer

Ella said...

wow it's so beautiful.....so much so, that i would have a hard time eating it!

Carrol Luna said...

May I just say... this is PERFECTION! Love everything about this post.

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

That's so sweet! Happy birthday to your grandma! It looks so beautiful, I'm sure she loved it

b.wak said...

this looks fab!
love the shots, it's stunning and eye-catching!!

SadeeStyle said...

yum yum

Ashley said...

BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love how you decorated it! Very chic! Im still trying to master getting my icing that smooth.

Jana Miller said...

Did you make the wood plate that the cake is on...so stunning.
xo jana
pinning

jen said...

beautiful imagery and recipe. I especially love the candles, mind sharing where you got them?

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Unknown said...

Hey,

in 3 weeks time it is my boyfriend's birthday, will definitely make it.

So, I was wondering, since I can't find shredded sweetened coconut, can I instead use simply shredded dried coconued (that kind of that is on Rafaello)?

Felia said...

This cake looks very simple but because of the innocent colour I can't sop looking at it and can't stop wanting a piece of that!