Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TWD: Apple-Coconut Family Cake


Amber of Cobbler du Monde chose Apple-Coconut Family Cake for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.

I almost didn't make this since I've been busy lately. But, with the snow piling up outside and a chilly kitchen, I thought it would be a nice way to warm up my kitchen. Yep, I baked this because I was cold.


I'm glad I did.

This was a moist, appley cake with a nice touch of coconut. Not overwhelmingly so, but enough to notice. Since some of the TWD folks commented that they didn't like the stringiness of the coconut, I gave my pile of coconut a thorough chopping with a knife before adding it to the cake batter.

I baked half of a recipe in one 7" pan, and finished it up with a light drizzle of powdered sugar icing. Oh, and I skipped the apple jelly glaze on top... too lazy!

OK, just want to say thanks to Amber for a great pick! If you'd like to see the recipe, please stop by Amber's blog, or find a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours".

10 comments:

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

The glaze on top is beautiful!! :) I almost didn't make this one, either, but I'm so glad I did.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh, a drizzle--good call!

Amber Marie said...

Baking because you're cold sounds like an excellent reason! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Jessica said...

This was a last minute baking decision for me too! And I loved it! Your cake looks super cute -- I hope it warmed you up!

Judy said...

Love the drizzle on top. If I make it again, I will keep that in mind.

Juliana said...

Wow, what a lovely cake, love how you decorated with the apples...and coconut sounds delicious :-)

The Cottage Garden Farmer said...

There are so many variations on apple cake, but this one sounds particularly delicious.

Katrina said...

Love it that you baked the cake because you were cold. I wanted to bake just to play along, but we just got a new puppy who is like having a new baby! Glad you liked the cake.

Tia said...

aww... the pics didn't load for me...

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

That cake looks gorgeous! The flavors sound truly wonderful :)