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Old 04-04-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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ISO coconut cake recipe

i want to make my wife one of her favourite cakes, an "all white" coconut cake, for her birthday.

the problem is that i'm slammed for time so i can't do a search, and i need to make this by tomorrow.

does anyonw have a favourite recipe that they can direct me to? to describe it a little better, it's white or a vanilla type cake with wthite frosting that is loaded with coconut. i think a standard frosting from a can would work, mixed with the coconut. or if possible, a marshmallow and coconut frosting.

tia for any suggestions.

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Old 04-04-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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I'm sorry Buckytom...I have tried calling my MIL 3 times now to get this cake recipe for you. She has a recipe for, literaly, the BEST cake i've ever had in my life. It is a white cake, with white frosting with tons of coconut, and so so moist... Your wife would absolutely love it..

My MIL is a VERY busy woman, but if she does happen to call me back, before tomorrow, I will send you the recipe immediatly.
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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I don't know how you feel about Paula Deen (!!) but I saw her make this coconut cake and it looks delish

Paula Deen's Jamie's Coconut Cake Recipe | Recipezaar

if you are pressed for time, maybe you could doctor up a white cake mix and skip the homemade cake part.

BTW, I would LOVE IT if my hubby was so thoughtful!
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:59 PM   #4
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Oh Toots, that looks great! Excellent reviews, too!

Make that one, BT!

I tried to get in to Cook's Illustrated to get their's, but it's only for subcribers.

What a lovely thing to do for your wife!

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Old 04-04-2008, 08:29 PM   #5
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Here are three to check out with great reviews:

Peninsula Grill Giant Coconut Layer Cake
Peninsula Grill Giant Coconut Layer Cake Recipe | Recipezaar

Coconut Cake with Coconut Syrup
Coconut Cake with Coconut Syrup Recipe | Recipezaar

Helen's Coconut Cake
Helen's Coconut Cake Recipe | Recipezaar
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:39 PM   #6
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thanks toots, qsis, merstar, and beginner chef.

bc, i'd still love the recipe no matter when you get it from your mom.

ok, i had to go to a doc, get my birthday shopping done, make dinner, do the bathtime-bedtime ritual, then pick up the ingredients for the cake, and cards from myself and boy, so i cheated and bought a box of white cake mix, a bag of coconut, and can of whipped cream frosting.

my boy and i made it this morning, and it came out great.

i would like to have gotten more of the coconut into the cake instead of just the frosting, and i'd like to make it from scratch next time, so i will be copying and trying the recipes that yous guys have posted.

thanks a bunch!
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:47 PM   #7
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This is not a traditional coconut cake (or made from scratch), but an idea to play around with using fresh ingredients - perhaps mix the whipped cream with shredded coconut in the layers & over the top -- then top with fresh strawberries.

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Old 04-05-2008, 02:30 PM   #8
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I saw this cake in a Good Eats episode and it looked good. I haven't made it.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:11 AM   #9
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Hey, I just saw that episode yesterday! It does look staggeringly good.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:49 AM   #10
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You could make a basic cake but put coconut milk in it.
For the topping you could melt some white chocolate and then stir some butter into it(and a dash of rum if you want). Then smear this on the cake and sprinkle dried coconut on it while the topping is still warm.

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