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.