Sunday, January 18, 2015

Coconut Cake: Comfort Food on a Cold Wintry Night

(Adapted from 1234 Coconut Cake: Simple Indian Recipes)


Lots going on at my end...so I have been missing in action all this while. Fist my Dad was hospitalized on the 31st of Dec. Next my little one fell ill. To top it all, I had crazy work pressure at the office.

Today life seemed a little bit normal than ever so decided to get back to my first love...baking. Baked this real easy-peasy and wonderful coconut cake. The hubby man had got some packaged grated coconut from the market so decided to bake this one.





Here is the original recipe. You can find it here.

This is how I made it.

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour(Maida) - 2.5 cups of maida and 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
Butter - 1 cup (at room temperature)
Sugar - 2 cups
Eggs - 4 (yellow and whites seperated)
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Milk/Coconut Milk - 1 cup 


Process:

1 Beat the butter till it is light and fluffy. Add the sugar and mix well.
2. Now beat the egg white till stiff peaks form. Add to the butter mixture.
3. Now add the egg yolks, milk, and vanilla extract.
4. In a separate vessel, add the APF, salt and baking soda. Mix well and slowly add to the wet mixture.
5. Once the mixture is uniformly mixed, grease a baking pan and pour the batter till the pan is half-filled.

6. Pre-heat oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C. Place the cake pan in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.
7. Take the cake out of the oven, prick with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is made.
8. Garnish with some castor sugar and shredded coconut on top.
9. Enjoy with a hot cuppa!

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