Coconut layer cake

dominion cake

On 15th December it was our Tabletop Gaming Fridays club’s third anniversary. And to celebrate I decided to make this very coconut-y cake. The decoration was inspired on a card of one of our favourite games: Dominion. But as it was a last-minute thing, I didn’t have time to send it to be printed on rice paper. So I resorted to a domestic solution: transparency film (yep, I still have some of those!).

4 large free range eggs, separated
40g unsalted butter
300g sugar
250ml coconut milk
300g flour
1 tbsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line 2x23cm round tins with parchment.
Cream yolks, butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Alternate flour and coconut milk and beat until well incorporated. Add baking powder mixing gently with a rubber spatula. Beat egg whites to soft peaks and fold them into the batter.
Divide batter between the tins and bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow it to cool and trim if needed.

200ml coconut milk
100ml milk
2 tbsp cornflour
395g sweetened condensed milk
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and take it to a medium heat, stirring frequently until it thickens. Allow it to cool.

100ml coconut milk
100ml water
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 quantity meringue
Combine all the ingredients (except meringue) in a jug and apply to one of the cakes. Spread a generous amount of the custard. Place the second cake on top the filling and apply the rest of the coconut/water mixture.
Apply meringue on the sides and on the top of cake, smoothing it with an offset spatula.
Decorate with flaked coconut or small pearls.

dominion cake

15 responses to “Coconut layer cake

  1. Fabulous cake – coconut cake is one of my favourites but I have never made one using coconut milk. It must have taken you ages to make this cake……it looks amazing.


  2. Yummy! This looks so delicious, and the cake looks so light and fluffy. I love coconut, people always think I’m mad for eating the Bounty’s in a tub of Celebrations but coconut is just the best! I’m sure I’d love a slice of this! 🙂


    • Oh, do try! I usually don’t eat cake the next day but this one turned out so good that I ate it the next day, and the next, and the next 🙂 See, it’s only me and hubby…


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