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 chocolatey....my 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 loaf...in 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 ...to drizzle on top and it was just yum!
Recipe source: All recipes.com
# 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).
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 top...you can try lemon glaze or orange glaze.