Emily Dickinson (The Poet) Coconut Cake Recipe

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Tammy T

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@ttodd4jesus

I got this recipe when reading about her. As she was a recluse, she would write poetry and bake. She would give her baked goods to the sick and poor having them delivered or she would bind them in cloths and lower them out of her window to the children on the street. She loved to bake for others and this is a recipe she would make alot as it is a loaf and easy to send or lower from her window. I think she is enchanting!
She wrote: " Hope" is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all ... Emily Dickinson 1861

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Cook:
50 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    shredded coconut
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter (unsalted)
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar

How to Make Emily Dickinson (The Poet) Coconut Cake Recipe

Step-by-Step

  1. She wrote on the original recipe ~ This makes one half the rule ~ Meaning, this makes half of a full cake. (Loaf size)
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a small loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cream of tarter,and baking soda. ( if you do not have cream of tarter and baking soda - use 1 1/2 tsp baking powder)
  4. In a medium bowl cream butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, then the milk. Add liquid ingredients to the dryand stir till just incorporated. A thick batter will form. Do not over mix. Fold in the shredded coconut. Again, do not over mix.
  5. Spread the batter into a small loaf pan. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes in the middle rack of the oven until cooked through and golden around the edges. Test with a toothpick for doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done.
  6. ** Use sweetened coconut if you want a sweeter cake.

    Her original recipe did not come with instructions :) Read her poems as you enjoy her cake!

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