It was my boyfriend's birthday today so I thought I'd make something a little bit different. Figured I'd try out some sort of coconut cake.
Stacey's Coconut Cake Ingredients:
1 1/2c unbleached white flour, organic
1/2c brown rice flour, organic
2 tbs cornstarch
1 1/2c sugar, organic
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3/4c coconut flakes
1 1/2c lite coconut milk
1/4c coconut oil
1/4c canola oil
First I preheated the oven to 350F. Then, I mixed the dry ingredients together. I melted the coconut oil, then added it to the canola, coconut milk, and eggs and whisked everything together with a fork. I poured the wet ingredients into the dry and mixed everything up. I didn't want too much cake for home, since it was just my boyfriend and I eating it, so I poured about 1.5-2" of batter into a 7x7" cake pan lined with parchment paper. I poured the rest into another pan. You can probably pour all of it into an 8x8" or a 9x9" cake pan. I baked mine for about 30 minutes, rotating once.
I wanted to make some sort of frosting or buttercream, but he didn't want any. The cake is pretty nice all by itself. Boyfriend said it tasted like pudding. :) I ate my piece with a little bit of banana, which was really good. I bet this cake would taste really good with a coconut cream frosting and some sliced bananas. All in all, chewy, coconutty, and delightful. A tad on the heavy side - definitely not a light and airy cake. Dense, almost creamy, and flavorful.