Monday, November 07, 2011

My Ultimate Coconut Cake......step by step pics.

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I love coconut cakes for a change....I am chocoholic by birth, I admit that....but occasionally I wouldn't mind making something not so son is a Bounty Bar-holic...he just loves that bar filled with coconut and chocolate on the outer covering.....and when I spread melted chocolate and sprinkled desiccated coconut on top...he stated this cake has an almost Bounty Bar taste.

Now if you ask me how many times I made this cake....I frankly don't remember.....I have made this as a round pan,  in square pan, and in my brownie pan (with lots n lots of chocolate chips...coz my kids says then it has more of a Bounty Bar feeling)......ya! you guessed right....I simply love this cake.

I love the texture, the softness, and coconut flavour of this cake.....

I always bookmark recipes that requires only half cup of butter (ie 1 stick or 100 gms). I simply likes cakes with less butter.

I added juice of 1 lemon and little lemon rind to this cake, and for a change later when I made this cake again I added orange juice and rind and even made lemon and orange glaze drizzle on top and it was just yum!

Recipe source: All
# The original recipe had only 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut I increased it to 1 cup because it gave a more coconut flavour, so you can add between 1/2 to 1 cup.

Flour: 1 3/4 cup.
Sugar: 1 cup.
Salted butter: 1/2 cup (1 stick).
Eggs: 2.
Dried grated (desiccated) unsweetened coconut: 1 cup. (I used a local brand by the name Kairali).
Milk: 1 1/2 cup.
Baking powder: 2 tsp.
Soda powder: 1/2 tsp
Lime juice: 1 lime.

1. Combine milk and dried coconut.

2. Let it stand for 10 to 15 min....the dried coconut will swell up.

3. Grease and flour a 9"x5" loaf pan, in a medium bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda; to get it mixed. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one by one and cream again. Add lime juice and rind. Mix well.

4. Add half the coconut milk mix and half the flour. Stir to mix.

 Meanwhile preheat oven to 180 degree C. Add the other half of coconut milk mix and flour. Stir till smooth and creamy. If the batter is thick can add 2 or 3 tbsp of milk to make it creamy. Pour into greased loaf pan....Bake for 50 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
# If you bake this in a 9" inch round pan it will take around 30-35 min to bake and 20-25 min in brownie pan.

Just out of the oven...

I melted 50 gm of chocolate and spread on top and sprinkled desiccated coconut on can try lemon glaze or orange glaze.


  1. Omg, seriously feel like having a slice..yep super delicious cake.

  2. looking very impressive want to grab it

  3. super super cake..can I get a slice plz

  4. Coconut cake looks so flavourful and yummy

  5. Looks so soft and delicious...

  6. LOvely and aromatic..wish I could have a slice

  7. Coconut cake looks simply awesome. Love to indulge into this given a chance.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Lovely. love the flavors that went into the cake.

  9. Loved the color and the texture, me too an ardent fan of coconut based bakes,bookmarked.

  10. This looks really good..Mouthwatering dear..Thanks for the recipe .will try soon..

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  11. love anything coconut..will be trying it...thanks for sharing,dear

  12. The cake looks moist and yummy .. love the clicks. Thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Bake Fest
    Event: Dish it Out - Soy and Tomatoes

  13. Thank you all for the lovely thoughts....

  14. Slurp,fingerlicking cake,drooling drooling..

  15. looks so moist and delicious just..wish I could dig into it right now with a cup of hot chocolate!

  16. good recipe...nisa ..thank u so much...exactly as u said its very soft..

  17. nisa...good recipe...really easy and tastes so good..tried out and absolutely as you have mentioned...very soft

  18. Binu- Yes, it is super soft and a yummy cake...glad u liked it...and thanks for the lovely comment.

  19. Like your son I like little coconut taste in sweets or candy, Love this Coconut Cake, the texture and softness perfect, bookmarked definitely will try it... Following you to get more recipes from you. :-)

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  20. First time here. u have a nice blog. This coconut cake looks absolutely soft . :)

  21. first time here, u have a nice blog. this cake looks absolutely yumy :)

  22. they look sooo yummmmy

  23. I love coconut cake, yours looks delicious... and i'm your new follower:)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, have a great day!

  24. So glad I found you on Miz Helen's! I'm IN LOVEEEEE!! Coconut is my ULTIMATE favorite food and I can not WAIT to make this! Bounty Bar, your kids say??? SOLD!

  25. Hi this is sabina again...just wanted to try this cake also..can i use fresh grated coconut instead of dessicated coconut.

  26. Sabina-I haven't tried with fresh coconut yet, but you can add maggi coconut powder (which u get in packets). you can use half cup coconut powder. The original recipe had half cup, because I liked the coconut flavor I increased to 1 cup. So I guess one packet of maggi is OK.

  27. Hi Nisa,
    I tried your coconut cake with fresh grated coconut and it came out yummy. I baked twice once with chocolate topping and once with orange glaze. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. But next time , i may increase the qty of coconut.


  28. @Newbie Cook-Hi Nandini, thankyou for trying the cake and for taking time to post this lovely comment. BTW can you also list how much fresh coconut you used coz as you must have noticed Sabina also asked me this question. I am so glad that your cake came out wonderful. You really made my day!!! Keep visiting.

  29. An update- I made this cake with fresh coconut scrapings and used fresh coconut milk and coconut oil and the cake came out more tasty, but a little moist than with butter.

  30. tried dis cake yest. came out awesome!! soft and moist. luvd it!! gud job Nisa!! where can I get more recipes from u?

    1. Anon-Thank u for the feedback...really appreciate it, so happy that you enjoyed it.

  31. Love this recipe bookmarking it :) shall try out with freshly grated coconut :)

  32. Hai nisa Can I use chocolate satin icing for this cake.?


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