Coconut Cake Recipe and Video
OMG this coconut cake recipe and video is the perfect step by step cooking guide to create an incredibly delicious coconut cake from scratch! Covered in tasty marshmallow frosting and covered in shredded dried coconut, this count cake is a real crowdpleaser and straightforward to make as well. You can even space out the preparation of the cake so one day you do the lemon curd, the next the butter cake filling, and then finishing it off with the icing; this way you have more time for the flavours to absorb and the ingredients to soften up a bit. The frosting is so quick to make it has the nickname "Seven Minute Frosting," because it takes only seven minutes to quickly stir in the ingredients and presto, it is finished in no time at all. There are even separate recipes included for each stage, so one recipe for the buttermilk cake itself, and one for the lemon curd.
Ever since I can remember I have always loved anything with a coconut flavour, it makes me feel like I am in a tropical island paradise eating a delicious locally cooked dessert. I also love the texture of coconuts, how it is fibrous but not too rough and is instantly recognizable from its texture alone. I have tried my hand at making coconut cakes before, but they can be tricky as you have to have just the right amount of this flavour without going overboard and ruining the dessert, so keeping the right balance of ingredients is really keyCoconut really shines, however, when you combine it with a zesty lemon flavour and a nice sweet icing on top of it.
Typical ingredients for cake can include flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil, with some recipes also requiring additional liquid most often milk or water, and leavening agents (such as yeast or baking powder). Common additional flavourings include dried, candied or fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa or extracts, and numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients are possible. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves or dessert sauces to include like pastry cream, iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, and/or candied fruit. Cakes are often served as a special dessert recipe on ceremonial occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are numerous cake recipes to include some that are bread like, some that are rich and elaborate, and many that are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure and while at one time thought to be a lot of work, baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur cook may bake a cake.
The use of the marshmallow plant to make sweets dates back to ancient Egypt, where the recipe called for extracting sap from the plant and mixing it with nuts and honey. The stem was peeled back to reveal the soft and spongy pith, which was boiled in sugar syrup and dried to produce a soft, chewy confection.
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