Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Coconut Tea Cake

These little cakes were a nice break from the super rich selections we've had the rest of the month. In the recipe Dorie calls for a bundt or Kugelhopf pan but I used a muffin pan and mini-loaf pans to make sharing easier. I also topped them with a little toasted coconut. I didn't find the coconut flavor very prominent, I think maybe the batter could have used another kick of coconut. It's still a good cake just not really coconut-y. Thank you to Carmen of Carmen Cooks for this week's selection.

9 comments:

Tia said...

I agree with the not very coconutty part. Your coconut shavings are splendid . come share with ME! :)

Pamela said...

The coconut was definitely subtle! Love the minis, too. Always easier to share the love.

Flourchild said...

Yep I have to agree with you on the coconut flavoring, or should I say lack of it. I was hoping for a real moist coconut flavored cake. Instead I got a dry OK tasting one. I love your cupcakes and the coconut on top looks great!

Susan said...

Mine is in the oven right now. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract as well as the rum and vanilla. Just took it out of the oven and it smells divine. Your muffins and mini loaves look great!

carmencooks said...

I wanted more coconut flavor too - love the coconut shreds you used on top! Thanks for baking with me this week.

Jessica said...

I love your cupcakes, and I'm jealous of the pretty coconut shavings, too. I made the mocha bundt this week because I was out of coconut milk, so I'm loving reading the coconut tea cake blogs for ideas about this cake. It looks splendid.

Lillian said...

Love those coconut shavings on top. What a great idea!

mike said...

Funny - I always add coconut oil or extract - I don't believe recipes actually have enough "kick" - these look fantastic - truly! And I'm jealous that your garden is sprouting... after today's light snowfall, maybe that mean lettuce planting!

Becky said...

love that you made cupcakes! I loved this cake. made mine today and will post tuesday.