In fact, I’m pretty sure my head turned into an actual coconut during the process. All I do is use a fine mesh strainer to sift flour, as I don’t have a technical flour sifter, so y’all don’t have to worry. I never really pursued any kind of photography once college started, but it was always in the back of my mind. Strawberry Coconut Cake – a light moist, heavenly cake topped with creamy frosting; served with fresh strawberries and strawberry sauce. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick … Sheet cakes are easier to frost because they’re only one layer. You can watch me decorate this coconut cake in the video tutorial above. Unfortunately, this is my only shot of the cake with strawberry sauce (and it’s not as pretty as I’d like – no need to be perfect, see story above). WOW was it easy to make, just followed the great directions in the recipe! Moving was my new adventure, and a chance to regain my sanity after the past two years of teaching. With kitchen-tested quality recipes and step-by-step tutorials, my goal is to give you the confidence to bake and cook from scratch. Tag @forkinthekitchen on Instagram and hashtag it #forkinthekitchen, Filed Under: All Recipes, Dessert Tagged With: birthday, cake, coconut, cream cheese, dessert, frosting, Your post left me so inspired so thank you. Just like the birth of Fork in the Kitchen, this cake is a little symbolic, too! I always thought I wanted to teach, and now, I had some serious cognitive dissonance going on, because the one thing I thought I always wanted to do, I wasn’t so sure about anymore. Set aside; liquid will expand. I endlessly tested this cake recipe. What do they say – chaos precedes great change? A guaranteed way to make any … For success, follow this recipe carefully including using cake flour, egg whites, sour cream, and canned coconut milk. It’s buttery, sweet, and smooth. Thank you so much for commenting! (I usually just eyeball it.) Your email address will not be published. The only ingredients I was able to taste was butter and confectioners sugar (not cream cheese or cake itself), and the amount of butter and sugar made the layers very dry and hard. Thus, Fork in the Kitchen was born; I was at a fork in the road of life, and the kitchen was my answer. Again, make sure it’s perfectly aligned. Thank you also for all of your tips for successful baking. And nothing confuses a girl more. THIS. Then the strawberry sauce. For more information, visit our Privacy Policy. Your email address will not be published. Ingredients bond together very easily when they’re warmer, which creates an evenly textured baked good. Would cook time differ for a 6″ cake pan? Very unfortunate, but wanted to get the word out to let the bakers know. Don’t stress, if you take your time and make sure the cake layers are totally straight, you’re all set. Flat-topped cakes ensure a straight and sturdy layer cake. In this special FREE series, I reveal my most powerful SECRETS to great baking. The recipe is cake gold and I knew it would be the perfect starting point for a fluffy and moist coconut cake. Tag @sallysbakeblog on Instagram and hashtag it #sallysbakingaddiction. Divide evenly between cake pans. Welcome to Fork in the Kitchen, I’m so glad you’re here! Refrigerate cake for at least 20 minutes before slicing. A guaranteed way to make any occasion deliciously elegant! Now that we’ve got the background of how we got to where we are, let’s get to the reason we’re all here — the birthday cake. Triple Fudge Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake with a Pretzel Crust, Brookie Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches, Giant Sugar Cookie with Raspberry Buttercream, Yellow Cupcakes Filled with Chocolate Buttercream, ~1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, for topping. So I knew that in this weird, strange, confusing time in life, when I didn’t know what I wanted to do, I knew testing out a new recipe or kneading dough for homemade baguettes made me happy, it made sense. How about coconut cream? In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter until thoroughly combined. ), I know you appreciate wispy frosting swirls like I do. I’ve grown immensely in the past year- as a photographer, recipe developer, writer, and human being. Your coconut cake batter is ready to bake. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe (Which is a happy bonus because decorating a layer cake can be quite the task. Required fields are marked *. This perfect coconut cake sets the bar for homemade cakes everywhere. I tested this cake a few times, and this last time I sifted the flour. Wipe any excess frosting off of the cake stand. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and baking soda. This was her first time making the “3D” buttercream roses and look how beautifully they turned out! How has it been a year since I first posted the nostalgic post: Molly Beth Bars? Cool cakes completely. And what about cream cheese frosting? the Best Coconut Cake! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Keep in mind that the cream cheese buttercream WILL NOT work for the intricate buttercream roses. So excited to try this recipe! Place 3rd layer top-side-up on top. Excuse me while I go grab another piece…. Thanks so much! Topping 2/3 Cup sweetened, shredded coconut, toasted 3/4 of a 16-ounce package Driscoll's Strawberries Well, technology has other ideas and the high hopes of my own darkroom aren’t exactly realistic anymore. Then pour the mixture into 1/3 of the mold, wait until it is slightly hard, then start to put the filling inside. I wasn’t sure I wanted to go back into the classroom, and I wanted to take the time to decide. I pretty much I want a banana coconut cake . ★☆ OF. Mix in vanilla, almond, and coconut extracts. Jason was at the beginning of a seven month deployment when the small law firm I worked for downsized, and I quickly found myself unemployed. Everything about being in the kitchen is like therapy for me – it helps me think clearly and brings balance back to me when life gets hectic.