Monday, January 10, 2011

Part 2 Behind-The-Scenes: The Dessert

Part 2: The Dessert

Behind-the-Scenes Part 2 is the Brown Sugar Coconut Cake from my December 22 post APPLESandRUBIES: Pure Style Home Holiday Inspired Lunch. My inspiration for this lunch came from Lauren Liess's Better Homes & Gardens article "Christmas Present."

{two 9" round pans}
A bite of coconut cake always remind me of the holidays. (My Aunt would bake a towering multi-layer coconut cake on Christmas day when I was a child.) This is a much smaller and simpler version. The batter is a variation on a classic yellow cake - but with all brown sugar so the cake comes out very flat!

 I baked the cake in two round pans, then cut them into smaller squares, and used the scraps to "puzzle" together even more layers.

I was able to stack six layers in all, and put it all together with a sweet white buttercream frosting.

A sprinkle of coconut finishes it off, and reminds me of a gentle dusting of snow. Grated, unsweetened coconut is my favorite.

I'll add the recipes in the comments below!

Hope you enjoyed my behind-the-scenes of Part 2: The Dessert. Read my original December 22 post for this lunch at APPLESandRUBIES: Pure Style Home Inspired Lunch, and come back soon for Part 3: The Buffet!



  1. Here are my recipes:

    Loretta's Brown Sugar Coconut Cake

    Mix together 3 cups flour, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/2 cup butter and two eggs. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Cake will be flat!

    Frost with buttercream (1/2 cup butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup milk). Sprinkle generously with coconut.

  2. Looks delicious. Love all the layers!

  3. Now THAT looks as beautiful as it certainly must taste! Do you ship those? ;)

  4. Looks fabulous Loretta!

  5. Aside from looking dangerously delicious, this is such a beautiful cake. Soft, white and perfect for winter and the green goes great with the shades of cream and white!

  6. This is the antidote to my 'healthy' new year's resolution. I suppose as long as I devour it with only my eyes it's allowed. Delicious!



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