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
250ml coconut milk
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
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.
DECORATION AND ASSEMBLY
100ml coconut milk
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.
I normally don’t take the time to bake unless the recipe calls for chocolate, but I do love coconut cake. This looks amazing!
Thank you! With me it’s quite the opposite: I seldom bake chocolate goodies but I suggest you have a look at my Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake – it’s always a hit! 🙂
I normally won’t spend the time baking unless the recipe calls for chocolate, but I love coconut cake. This looks amazing!
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.
Thanks, Maggie! It took under 4 hours from start to finish, so I guess it’s not that much for a layer cake 🙂
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! 🙂
Thank you! If I may say so, Charlotte, it was one of the best cakes I ever made!
That cake is more than impressive my friend, so delicious 😀
And who can say no to coconut!?
Thanks dear! I’m partial to coconut too 🙂
Looks so coconutty and creamy… and that decoration on top is fabulous!
Thank you Allie! The decoration was inspired by one of the cards of Dominion, a great tabletop game for when your kids a bit older 😉
What an absolutely gorgeous cake….. coconut cake is so elegant. I’m so impressed with the rice paper/transparency film design. Just lovely. It looks perfectly moist.. I will certainly be trying your recipe!
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…
It was soooo good…
Thank you, darling!