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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy Birthday to the Blog

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Coconut Cake


Summary

Today I am happy to celebrate 1 year completion of my Blog

Wish my a Blog a Happy Birthday


I have made coconut cake for my blog

Preparation Time: 40 min
Cook Time: 45 min

Total Time: 1 hr 40 min
Recipe type: Dessert/Cake
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4-5
Author: Aparna Anurag


Ingredients


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 extra-large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cup sweetened shredded coconut


For the frosting:


  • 1 cup cream cheese
  •  (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1cup confectioners' sugar
  • 6 cup sweetened shredded coconut



Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 round cake pans, then line them parchment paper. Grease them again and dust lightly with flour.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed for 3 to 5 minutes, until light yellow and fluffy. Crack the eggs into a small bowl. With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs 1 at a time, scraping down the bowl once during mixing. Add the vanilla  and mix well. The mixture might look curdled; don't be concerned.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk to the batter in 3 parts, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Fold in the 4 ounces of coconut with a rubber spatula.
  4. Pour the batter evenly into the 2 pans and smooth the top with a knife. Bake in the center of the oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until the tops are browned and a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a baking rack for 30 minutes, then turn the cakes out onto a baking rack to finish cooling.



  5. For the frosting, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and . Add the confectioners' sugar and mix until just smooth (don't whip!).
  6. To assemble, place 1 layer on a flat serving plate, top side down, and spread with frosting. Place the second layer on top, top side up, and frost the top and sides. To decorate the cake, sprinkle the top with coconut and lightly press more coconut onto the sides. Serve at room temperature.