Tarta de Coco (Argentine Coconut Tart)

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Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This is a recipe from Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's called Tarta de Coco, or Coconut Tart. It has a thin shortbread-like crust and a sweet coconut topping with a slight crisp to it. It's best if you can use freshly grated coconut, but I used packaged coconut and it turned out quite lovely and wonderfully delicious. And it's really simple to prepare, too. It's a wonderful sweet snack to enjoy with a cup of fresh brewed hot coffee or a hot cup of tea. But desserts ought to be enjoyed anytime of the day. So, go ahead....splurge, and have a slice whenever you like!

Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE LAYER

  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    butter, softened (but not melted)
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 1 tsp
    coconut extract
  • TOP LAYER

  • 1 cup
    grated coconut
  • 3/4 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1 large
    egg

How to Make Tarta de Coco (Argentine Coconut Tart)

Step-by-Step

  1. Be sure oven rack is in the middle position. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease and flour the bottom and side of an 8-inch round cake pan; set aside.
  2. Stir together the flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender (or your hands), cut in the butter, egg and coconut extract, blending or rubbing the mixture for about 5 minutes or until a loose, grainy dough forms. Transfer the dough to the cake pan, and press it into an even layer with your fingers.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, coconut and egg with a fork. Pour the coconut mixture over the bottom crust, smoothing it so it forms an even layer on top.
  4. Bake in middle rack at 400° for 5 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350°F (180°C), and bake another 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown.
  5. Let cake sit in pan for 5 minutes, then run a knife along the edges to loosen cake from the side of the pan. The let cake cool in pan completely before inverting and before slicing.

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About Tarta de Coco (Argentine Coconut Tart)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Latin American




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