Entries from August 28th, 2011

Cardamom Scented White Coconut Cake

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28.8.11

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White Coconut Cake


Growing up in costal Karnataka, Coconut was an integral part of my food. Coconut was used in almost all recipes, from dosas to curries! My meals weren’t complete without a dose of freshly grated coconut! Though I really enjoy them in every possible form, I was a little apprehensive about baking with them. But my husband LOVES coconut in everything, from salads to cakes!

I usually don’t bake cakes like these but this time I wanted to bake something sweet, white and fluffy, just like the regular cakes from our neighboring bakery, just for my husband!

But that didn’t mean I was not going to bake a cake full of butter and eggs… I have in fact stopped baking with eggs. I have realized that eggless recipes can be as good as the regular cakes with eggs. Baking with oil instead of butter is also becoming a habit. I wanted to bake a delicious coconut cake sans eggs and butter!

I had baked Aparna’s custard powder snack cake sometime back and really enjoyed it. I decided to keep that recipe as a base and then develop a new recipe for my coconut cake. I improvised it quite bit to suit my taste and I must say it turned out fantastic!

It’s extremely lite and fluffy. As I used coconut milk, coconut oil and fresh/desiccated coconut in the cake it has an intoxicating intense coconut flavor. I used a tiny amount of cardamom to compliment the coconut flavor which makes the cake even more exotic! Feel free to replace it with vanilla for a different twist. All purpose flour and white sugar results in a gorgeous white cake. It’s moist, airy and every bite has coconut in it!  I dusted the cake with sugar powdered with cardamom but I am sure it’ll be great even with a heavy frosting ;) go for it if you are feeling indulgent!

Like most of my recipes this is also really easy to make and relatively healthier. This is a real treat for all coconut lovers! What makes it even more special is that its vegan!

Make this egg-free, diary-free White Coconut Cake scented with Cardamom for that someone special in your life today! It’s worth it :)

 

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with coconut milk, coconut oil and fresh/desiccated coconut...

 

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It has an intense coconut flavor

 

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with a hint of cardamom!

 

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extremely lite and fluffy

 

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moist, airy and coconut in every bite!

 

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  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup corn starch
  • 1 cup fresh/desiccated coconut
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp powdered cardamom seeds
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • ½ cup coconut oil

 

Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well. Now add the coconut milk and coconut oil and stir it all together.  Pour into a greased round pan and bake at 160 degree C. Cook for up to 45 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Keep a close eye for the last 5-10 minutes and try your best to avoid the top getting golden.

Once done, let it cool on a rack and dust with powdered sugar.

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