Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TWD: Coconut Tea Cake





Dorie describes this as a "dry" cake and I certainly found it to be dry but in a good way. I have used coconut milk numerous times in curries and other entrees but never in a sweet application, so this was a first for me. I was pleasantly surprised by the subtle flavor and velvetyness it gave this Bundt.

This recipe was chosen by Carmen Cooks. She has the recipe posted on her blog. I think after this TWD month I'm slowly becoming a coconut lover (okay... maybe at least a coconut TOLERATOR!)

32 comments:

Lyndsey said...

I've seen so much coconut lately on these great food blogs. It's really making me crave coconut! This isn't helping, it looks fantastic!

Jencrafted said...

That's a great-looking cake Tia! It doesn't even look dry to me - the second shot showing the cross-section - nice texture and so moist! I probably could finish the entire cake by myself!

Rachel said...

Lovely cake Tia! Great job!

carmencooks said...

so glad you liked it!! :) thanks for baking with me this week.

Flourchild said...

Yippeee for loving coconut. I love your glaze topping. I wish I would have thought of that!

Karen said...

Yum! Your tea cake looks perfect. Glad you are at least becoming a coconut tolerator. :)

Clivia said...

That photo of the sliced cake is gorgeous!

bexbakes said...

you cake looks lovely!

Joanne said...

Coconut is one of my favorite flavorings in just about anything...sweets or savories. This looks delicious! Love the photos.

Kim said...

Gorgeous cake. Love the glaze.

cookies and cups said...

This cake looks amazing! I just bought a box mix coconut cake and I am now so ashamed ;)

Holly said...

Pretty cake :) The cinnamon rolls look awesome too!

Jennifer said...

Mmmmm! Your cake looks divine!!!!!

mike said...

Beautiful! Glad you liked the coconut milk - I keep several cans around - love the stuff!

Mary said...

I like the photo of the sliced cake! So glad you are tolerating coconut, and soon you'll be craving it! Try it fresh--the texture is so much nicer.

Cakelaw said...

Love the glaze on your cake - that would have given it an extra sweet lift. So glad you have become a coconut tolerator so you can try this lovely cake.

Leslie said...

Yours turned out great, Tia! I think this month will either make us coconut lovers or haters, but there certainly has been a lot of it!

Nickki said...

Your cake looks delicious!

SiHaN said...

Love the photo of the slices of coconut tea cake. I'll have 2 slices please!

Erin@The Sweet Life said...

I'm looking forward to making this for Easter. I've never used (much less tasted) coconut milk, so it'll be a bit of an adventure to me. Yours looks delicious and gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Long live coconut! Great work, I can't wait to try this one. :)

Helen said...

This looks lovely, not dry at all actually. I must start baking from that book soon. My bf got it for me for my birthday last year and I have only baked one thing from it!

Susan said...

Great photo! I have this cake in the oven as I type. I couldn't get to the recipe before today. Can't wait to try it. :)

meg said...

Beautiful cake!!

Jessica said...

Velvety is such a nice way to describe a cake. I love the glaze and coconut that you added to your cake. I made the mocha bundt this week because I was out of coconut milk. I love reading the posts for this cake because I'm getting some wonderful ideas.

Pamela said...

Very nice! I really like that shot with all of the slices. Nice job.

jillbert said...

Nice photos! I don't think I've ever baked with coconut milk before either.

Lillian said...

Your cake looks lovely!

Marthe said...

My cupcakes weren't superdry, maybe I undercooked them a tiny bit... But I loved these!!

Ashley said...

What a pretty cake!

Becky said...

i agree, the addition of coconut milk made it so smooth and velvety! I love the subtle coconut flavor. I made mine today and used grapefruit. i can't wait to post it tuesday.

Heather Davis said...

I made mine today and was wondering about putting a glaze on it. Yours makes it so appealing. Great pics! I love coconut milk they a - it is a necessity for a good pina colada! I added a bit of extra rum. Looking forward to tasting it.