Coconut Un-Birthday Cake with Strawberry Frosting

22 Jul

Once again I have to start by apologising for the crappy quality of this post. But the splendiferousness of this cake refuses to go unrecorded. It’s a coconut pound cake with pink icing, whipped up for a picnic with my fabulous mothers group. It’s a proper beaten cake, no melt’n’mix here, but sometimes a girl’s gotta step it up a notch.



Coconut Buttermilk Pound Cake, courtesy Martha Stewart

I made a double batch of this mix and baked two cakes to layer…

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
175g butter, room temperature
1 cup caster sugar
1 big teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut, toasted

Pre-heat oven to 170

Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar for, like, ever. Add vanilla and eggs one at time and beat, beat beat. Then add flour mix in three lots, alternating with butter milk, just gently to combine. Pop in a cake tin and bake for 60 mins. It’s cooked when a skewer comes out with a bit of a crumb on it.


Then ice the puppy with Fresh Strawberry Icing, made with 1 cup of strawbs, pureed, strained, reduced by half and cooled, then beaten into 1 cup of butter. Add icing sugar a cup at a time til you get to teeth-tingling territory. I stop at about 5 cups.

Wish I had a pic of the Berry-decorated beauty it all her glory but I promise it looked like a million bucks. Then it got DE-VOURED.



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