Friday, February 20, 2009

Southern Coconut Cake

As you know, The Cake Slice bakers have been baking our way through Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes by Alisa Huntsman and Peter Wynne. This month the group voted for Southern Coconut Cake.

I just adore coconut cakes but I find that not to many people like coconut. I believe this cake would convert any non-coconut believers. The cake had a tight tender crumb with a coconut essence. And the icing?

Cream cheese icing is a favorite for many. I have to tell you that this version will be my "go to" icing from now on. I will use it on coconut, carrot, banana, and hummingbird bird cakes. The icing has the cream cheese flavor we all love but adding "meringue" lightens the icing to an indescribable level.

Unfortunately, I am unable to show you the layers because I sold the cake! I don't think the buyer would have been happy if I cut out a slice. If you would like to see more triple layer coconut cakes then head on over to The Cake Slice. You won't be disappointed. Until next time ...Happy baking!

Print Recipe: Southern Coconut Cake
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46 comments:

SiHaN said...

no way.. yours looks way better than mine.

Btw, I sold my 2nd and 3rd cakes too after the first tasting that is. Everyone was taken by its flavor. haha.

VeggieGirl said...

Looks MAGNIFICENT!!

Passionate About Baking said...

How YUM...good money spinners you girls are!

Jacque said...

Ooh, too bad you didn't get any :( I guess a little extra cash in your pocket doesn't hurt though.

It looks fantastic!

Katie said...

Your cakes looks wonderful. I'm sure the buyer of the cake was delighted with it

La Pinche Cocinera said...

it looks soo pretty.

Jo said...

Simply beautiful. Love the whiteness of the cake and the shredded coconut on it.

Elyse said...

Man, this cake looks divine! I am a huge coconut fan, as well, and I only wish I could convert more people to the way of the coconut. I can't wait to try this frosting that everyone is raving about!

Mary Ann said...

I am positive the buyer loved it. It looks gorgeous!

Maria said...

Gorgeous cake! The all white is so pretty!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

what's with those people who don't like coconut, anyway?? this such a delicious cake...and yours is so pretty, that i'm sure it was worth every cent to the buyer! the icing was divine--i'll make this one again, too!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

WOW. That looks amazing. I'm going to be dreaming of that frosting.

(I totally forgot to make my cake...)

Snooky doodle said...

this looks so nice. I love coconut. I'm sure the buyer was delighted by this cake. :)

Jennifer said...

Delicious!!! I make a couple Southern Coconut Cakes each year for my mother in law, its tradition here!

heartofacountryhome said...

that is beautiful! I love Coconut Cake.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

A few questions: Well first, your cake looks GORGEOUS! Okay first question, is it possible to join the cake slice. Second, if #1 is possible, how often do you bake and is it mandatory (like those DB nazis... lol)?

Grace said...

nicely done, gigi! i think maybe i'll start trying to sell my baked goods--it'll take a load off my thighs. :)

Rachel said...

You sold that beauty??

I did mine minus the buttercream cos it decided to curdle :(

Dani said...

i LOVE coconut, but like u said not many ppl are fans... but with a recipe like this, well, anything is possible :)

Half Baked said...

Yummm. I'd like a big slice of that cake!

Mary Jo said...

love that you sold the cake! this is now definitely my go to coconut cake

Jodie said...

I loved this cake. I like the flavor of coconut, just not the texture. Unless it's in an Almond Joy bar. :) Yours looks great!

katie said...

This is such a great recipe and your cake looks so yummy!

Stephanie said...

Seeing all the shredded coconut on your cake makes me wish my husband liked it! This cake really was fantastic.

VelezDelights said...

This one looks so good!! I'm really mad at myself for not being able to make this cake this month (super busy past 2 weeks), but I'll definitely make my first cake next month! <3

Netts Nook said...

Your cake looks great.

TeaLady said...

Beautiful cake. One of my favorite frostings too. Especially on hummingbird and carrot cake. Great job.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I am loving this! It looks gorgeous!

Janna said...

Nom Nom Nom

Talita said...

I love coconut cakes too! It's funny 'cause when I was a child I just can't see coconut and now I like so much.

Maria♥ said...

Gigi, your cake is absolutely beautiful and professional looking!!

Maria
x

♥Rosie♥ said...

WOW gigi your cake looks gorgeous!!

Rosie x

Miette said...

Yum... so tasty ! This looks amazing ! You're very talented !

Cheers,

Miette

Anonymous said...

Hi Gigi,
I made this cake today and taste of the cake and the frosting was wonderful. I just had a problem with the frosting it got broken.Where did I go wrong? what do you think. I followed every instruction.

kelly said...

Thought this was really good and would definitely make it again. Thanks!

http://shebakeshetakes.blogspot.com/2009/06/coconut-cake.html

Elaine Tan said...

Wow....yours cake looks so...nice

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Alison + Sarah = Blog said...

Wow looks great. I love coconut and have been looking for a good recipe. I just found it, Thanks !

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Kayla said...

That cake looks amazing! I've been looking for a good Coconut Cake recipe and I think this will be my next project. I also wanted to let you know that my very first layered cake I made(Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate Peanut Buttler Glaze) came off the net from another blogger who got the recipe from Sky High Cakes and I have fallen in love with the book. If I didn't have to order it I would be baking with that book all the time! So, thank you for choosing that book, I'm a follower of yours now :) I've been thinking about selling cakes as well.....hope thats been going good for you!

Miranda said...

Coconut cake is my favorite, and I completely agree with you--even people who don't think they like coconut fall in love after a taste!

expressgirl09 said...

not a big fan of coconut cake but i do love coconut creme pie...

AficionadaMc81 said...

Positively sensational looking. It looks divine and I absolutely want a piece.

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