Coconut Cake

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Preparation Time:

25 min

Cooking Time:

25 min

Portion(s):

19 servings
Category:Pastries & Sweets

Made with

All-Purpose-Flour
All-Purpose Flour 1kg

Ingredients

  • 2 & 1/2 cups Mitsides All Purpose Flour
  • 2 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened (or sweetened if you like it bakery-style sweet)

 
For the icing:

  • 225 grams cream cheese
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 coconut extract
  • 3 cups icing sugar

Method

  1. Butter and flour 3 of 8 inch diameter cake pans.Preheat the oven to 175C.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla powder, almonds and coconut flakes.
  3. In a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time until just incorporated. Add in the almond extract and coconut extract.
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients and the milk, alternating and starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Divide the batter into three parts and pour it into the pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Once baked, remove the cakes from the oven. Let the cakes cool ten minutes in their pans, then remove the cakes from their pans and let completely cool on a cooking rack.
  6. Make the frosting, beat the icing ingredients on high speed in a mixer until the colour lightens, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. On a cake serving tray, place one cake and place a layer of frosting on top of the cake. Place a second cake layer and place a layer of frosting on top of the second cake. Repeat once more. Using a cake icing spatula, spread the icing all over the cake. Decorate the cake as wish, with sprinkles, coconut flakes and/or macadamia nuts for an extra wow-factor.

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