Tropical flavor with a moist, pound-cake texture: Dorie Greenspan’s coconut tea cake delivers subtle, delicate flavor, enhanced by grated coconut and full-fat coconut milk. The cake is delicious alone, or toasted and topped with vanilla ice cream & hot fudge.
See the recipe here, in Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours (thanks, Google Books); I didn’t make any substitutions, for once, though I didn’t include the suggested rum (I didn’t have any on hand). I used toasted, unsweetened, large-flake coconut, which magnified its nutty qualities. I’ll definitely bake it again, probably sneaking in a handful of chopped, candied ginger along with the toasted coconut.
yumm! I LOVE this cookbook, it has become my favorite go to reference when baking, don’t know how I have missed this recipe, can’t wait to try it! thanks!
It’s a wonderful book, isn’t it? My favorite part are the variations & embellishments suggested after each recipe.