May 8, 2010

Chris vs Martha: Coconut Cake

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Last week was my daughter's First Communion. Since she would be all in white, I decided to make her a coconut cake. I'm all about coordinating!

I used this recipe from Martha Stewart: Coconut Layer Cake. The cake is easy-peasy but I had the brilliant *ahem* idea of buying an actual coconut and make big coconut shavings. The problem with that is figuring out how to open it, get the white part out and make shavings. That's what husbands are for! He did that for me.

I also had some issues with the 7 Minute Frosting. I've made it before when I was a kid so it's not hard but I couldn't get those 'stiff peaks' needed for full effect. Coconut hides many sins. I piled it on there.

Anyway, it was delicious!




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16 comments :

  1. It looks delicious! I haven't made a coconut cake in years, and fresh coconut is definitely the way to go in both looks and taste.

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  2. That looks delicious! Yummy cake!

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  3. I'm not a big coconut fan, but that looks good enough to eat! Pretty!

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  4. I was wild-guessing that you used a real coconut, just due to the size of the shavings, before I read this post. Very pretty. I love coconut cake because coconut is one of the few things my teenager can't stand. I don't have to worry about him eating it all before I get a bite!!

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  5. It certainly looks delicious, so if it tasted anything like it looks..

    And really, I would never have guessed that the frosting might not have turned out like it was supposed to.

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  6. well first, please send my congrads to your daughter.

    in return, you can send me a slice of that fine looking cake...lol

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  7. The big shavings look beautiful. I'm sure the cake was much better with real coconut.

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  8. Normally, I despise coconut...but I absolutely love coconut cake. And yours looks divine!

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  9. I love any kind of baked goods with coconut!! My favorite is a coconut cream pie...*dies*. That looks delicious other Chris!! And I'm so impressed with the shaved coconut!

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  10. Wow - I impressed. Coconut from a real coconut sounds so good. The cake looks good too.

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  11. sounds very good. Maybe use rum flavouring instead of vanilla in the cake. Will save this one to make for hubby, he loves coconut.

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  12. Oooh.. yummy! I'm having coconut cravings now.. where is that Bounty bar!

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  13. WOW!! love.
    I attempted an Indonesian recipe for coconut muffins but they didn't turn out; just seeing the photo of this cake makes me happy again.

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  14. Whenever my grandmother made a coconut cake, she used a real coconut. Yes, it's an insane amount of trouble but oh so worth it! Looks great!

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  15. A real coconut!! Well it looks absolutely delicious.

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