I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I have been eyeing a recipe for coconut cake for awhile. I've been waiting for an opportunity to share it with someone after it was baked -- because if I made an enormous cake like this one for just John and I, I'd have far more than my fair share.
So last night we invited Terese and Greg to go to dinner with us and then have cake and decacaffe coffee at our house afterwards.
Oh, boy! I thought as soon as I opened my eyes yesterday morning. Time to BAKE. I dressed in a hurry, slugged down my pills, and munched a bagel as I reviewed the recipe and ticked off the ingredients required.
All accounted for, it seemed. Project Coconut was a go.
I've never made one of these beauties before, so I scoured the internet. After seeing the same recipe on three different websites it certainly appeared that at least a few bakers out there had success with that one. I hit the print button, and we were off.
Mmmmm. I love the smell of a cake in the oven.
Overall, the process went fairly smoothly. I'm going to pretend the "I almost dropped one layer and broke off a corner" incident never happened. Frosting fixes everything, after all.
Wonder if it will taste as good as it looks? I'll keep y'all posted.
Recipe found here, on Epicurious. com.