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!).

COCONUT CAKE
INGREDIENTS
4 large free range eggs, separated
40g unsalted butter
300g sugar
250ml coconut milk
300g flour
1 tbsp baking powder
METHOD
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.

COCONUT CUSTARD
INGREDIENTS
200ml coconut milk
100ml milk
2 tbsp cornflour
395g sweetened condensed milk
METHOD
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
INGREDIENTS
100ml coconut milk
100ml water
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 quantity meringue
METHOD
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

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15 responses to “Coconut layer cake

    • 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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  1. 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! 🙂

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  2. 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.

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