Simple Coconut Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting

Layer cakes are beautiful but they take a lot of time to make so I make cakes like those on special occasions only. For ordinary days, I like to bake one-layer cake such as this cake..very simple and easy and yet, it gives the same fix when you’re hankering for a coconut cake. :)

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you know the drill..mix dry ingredients together, the wet ingredients in another bowl;  combine

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stir in the toasted coconut..and pour in the prepared pan and bake

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make the seven-minute frosting while cake is in the oven..

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top cake with frosting

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sprinkle some toasted desiccated coconut

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..and serve!   This cake is moist inside and the frosting is not too sweet..yum!

SIMPLE COCONUT CAKE with 7-MINUTE FROSTING
Makes one layer 9″ cake

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup desiccated coconut plus 2 tablespoons for garnishing the top of the cake
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 stick butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon pandan extract (clear), optional

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch square pan or round pan. Toast coconut in the oven or on the stovetop. Set aside.

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl and mix to combine; set aside. In another bowl, mix together coconut milk, melted butter and eggs then add to the flour mixture. Mix until just blended, stir in 1/2 cup of toasted coconut and then pour in the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before inverting into a wire rack. Frost with 7-minute frosting. (recipe follows). This cake keeps for 4-5 days ( without frosting).

Enjoy! :)

SEVEN MINUTE FROSTING
Makes enough to top a one-layer 9″ round cake

Ingredients
1 large egg white
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
pinch of cream of tartar
pinch of salt
a drop of vanilla extract

Here’s How:
Put about 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium-size pot, bring to a boil over high heat. Lowet heat to medium to maintain a steady simmer.

Meanwhile, place the egg white, sugar, cream of tartar and salt into a medium size-mixing bowl. Place the bowl over the simmering water and immediately begin beating with an electric hand mixer set to low speed. Beat for 1 minute and then increase the speed to high and continue to beat for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and beat in the coconut and vanilla extract for 1 minute. Allow the frosting to sit for 5 minutes before using.

Have a nice day! :) God Bless!

6 Responses to "Simple Coconut Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting"

  1. Janna Mantilia   March 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks for the share… looks good.

    Reply
  2. Wendy   January 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    wow, lovely!

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  3. Joy   May 26, 2011 at 9:17 am

    The cake looks wonderful.

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  4. pigpigscorner   May 6, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Looks so good! Layer cakes are for special occasions – I agree!

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  5. Jeannie   May 5, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Oh that looks so simple and delicious! I love the way you do your frosting:) I think I would probably take more than 7 minutes to frost my cake though lol!

    Reply
  6. Belinda @zomppa   May 5, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I’m sorry, I must have missed it. What time did you say you wanted to over for tea?

    Reply

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