Coconut Strawberry cake

In the last week, we had a coconut abundance in our house. My husband, a friend and even me bought coconuts without communicating with each other. It ended up as 4 coconuts in one day at our place. I always wanted to prepare this recipe and it struck me why not today.  Coincidentally,  we had recently purchased a bottle of strawberry crush. I decided to experiment something new and tasty with these two.

Guess what ? It came out yummy (Why don’t we have more expressive phrases related to food) I am sure you will love this too.

So go hurry up, try this :)

Ingredients –

Maida (flour) – 100 gms
Butter (melted) – 100 gms
Sugar – 100 gms
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Freshly desiccated coconut – 50 gms
Eggs (beaten) – 2 at room temperature
Coconut cream or normal cream – 2 tablespoons

Icing –

Icing sugar (sifted) – 100 gms
Coconut cream or normal cream – 3 tablespoons
Butter (melted) – 40 gms
Strawberry Crush – 2 tablespoons

Garnishing –

Desiccated coconut – 1 tablespoon
Strawberry crush – 1 teaspoon

Procedure –

  • Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder thrice. In a bowl transfer the sifted flour, sugar, beaten eggs and melted butter and beat until smooth and the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Now add the desiccated coconut and the cream and mix gently.
  • Transfer it in a base-lined cake tin and bake for 25 minutes or till golden in color.
  • Transfer the cake to a wired rack to cool down. Once cooled peel off the parchment paper from the base.
  • In a bowl mix the icing sugar, butter, cream and the strawberry crush and mix well.
  • Cut the cake in to horizontal halves and apply the icing evenly over it using a palette knife on each cake. Sandwich them together and apply the frosting evenly all over cake.
  • Garnish with freshly desiccated coconut and strawberry crush.

Tips –

When a skewer or a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean that mean your cake is done.
You can also exclude the strawberry crush in the icing instead add a tea spoon of vanilla essence.
Would love to hear what do you think. Do comment.

4 thoughts on “Coconut Strawberry cake

  1. hey deepa..i have tried out this cake 2day on the christmas eve and it has turned out very very yummmy!!!! all the credit goes to ur recipe..i have posted the pics on facebook n orkut..check them out

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