Friday, June 29, 2007

RECIPE of the Day - 6/30/2007

This is a wonderfully delicious cake that makes you long for an island vacation. It has just the right touch of coconut flavor in the cake and the glaze. It is a really great cake that your family will enjoy.

Coconut Bundt Cake with Coconut Milk Glaze

3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 1/4 cups canned unsweetened coconut milk (divided use)
2 cups (packed) sweetened shredded coconut (about 7 ounces)
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
Additional sweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter 12-cup Bundt pan; dust pan with flour.

Stir cake flour and salt in medium bowl to blend.

Beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups sugar, beating until well blended. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then both extracts.

Beat in flour mixture in four additions alternately with 1 cup coconut milk added in 3 additions. Fold in 2 cups shredded coconut. Transfer batter to prepared pan, smooth top.

Bake cake until top is golden brown and tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Cool cake in pan 5 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack, cool completely.

Whisk powdered sugar and remaining 1/4 cup coconut milk in medium bowl to blend. Spoon glaze over cake. Top with additional shredded coconut, if desired.

12 to 16 servings

No comments: