Coconut Raspberry Cake

1
denise hagar

By
@grandmaX2

This is a dense 4 layer cake. The toasted coconut really makes a difference in flavor. An easy way to toast coconut is in a non- stick frying pan over low heat, stirring constantly. You could use strawberry jam if you don't like raspberry. I made it for Easter and it was a hit!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10 to 12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

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  • 3 c
    cake flour (not self rising)
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    coconut extract
  • 1 can(s)
    coconut milk, unsweetened (13.5 oz)
  • 1 c
    sweetend flake coconut, finely chopped
  • FROSTING AND FILLING

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, room temperature (8oz)
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    seedless raspberry jam
  • 1 1/2 c
    toasted coconut

How to Make Coconut Raspberry Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Coat two 8-inch round pans with spray, line bottom of pans with waxed paper and spray paper
  2. In bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light a& fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs one at time, mixing well after each.
  5. Add vanilla and coconut extract, beat until combined
  6. On low speed, beat in flour mixture in three additions, alternating with coconut milk. Beat well after each addition.
  7. Fold in chopped coconut.
  8. Divide batter equally between pans, Bake at 350' for 40 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove cake from pans and cool completely. Trim cake layers if crowned. Split cake layers to make four layers.
  10. Place one layer on plate, spread with raspberry jam, next layer with frosting, next layer with raspberry jam and last layer frost the top and sides with frosting
  11. Gently press toasted coconut on tops and sides of cake. Finsh by placing fresh raspberries on the top.
  12. FROSTING-In large bowl beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, beat in vanila. On low speed, beat in powdered sugar until smooth

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Course/Dish: Cakes




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