Learn in this baking video how to make a coconut cake from scratch using a yummy and easy old-fashioned cake recipe with coconut flakes!
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1) break the eggs, separate the yolks, and place the egg whites into a bowl
2) add 5 tbsp of sugar to the bowl and whip the ingredients by mixer until hard
3) add yolks to the bowl and combine ingredients slowly by hand until smooth
4) grate zest from an orange into a bowl and mix ingredients slowly
5) add flour to the bowl and combine ingredients slowly by hand to incorporate air (this action makes the cake fluffy!)
6) pour the dough into a baking paper-lined tray and spread it into a layer
7) place the tray into the preheated oven at 180 C/360 F and bake the cake until golden on top (about 30-40 minutes)
8) take the tray out from the oven and wait until the cake cools to room temperature
9) meanwhile, place about 200 ml/7 fl oz of water into a saucepan, add 10 tbsp of sugar, and mix until the sugar is dissolved completely
10) add cocoa powder to the saucepan and mix ingredients
11) boil ingredients from the saucepan over a medium temperature until you get a smooth syrup (about 5 minutes), stir continuously to avoid sticking to the pan’s bottom
12) take the cake out from the tray, remove its edges, then cut it up into medium-sized cubes
13) soak the cake cubes into the previously prepared syrup to moisten well
14) pass the cake pieces through coconut flakes on all sides to coat them entirely
Are you intrigued by this old-fashioned coconut cake recipe? It is not surprising for me, given that this homemade cake is very tasty and easy to make!
The old-fashioned coconut cake known also as lamington is extremely popular in Australia, but also in other countries like Hungary, Croatia, New Zealand, and South Africa, to name but a few of them (see below).
Put simply, it is a sponge cake soaked in chocolate syrup and rolled in coconut flakes. Therefore, its preparation is so easy that even a beginner can make it without any difficulty!
Due to its simplicity, I don’t have many secrets to share about this old-fashioned coconut cake. However, I will emphasize two important things.
The first is to slowly incorporate the flour into the whipped egg white with gentle manual movements because this step makes the cake very fluffy.
The second is to soak the cake well in the chocolate syrup to absorb it inside. However, avoid letting it sink too much so that it doesn’t soften excessively!
Enjoy the old-fashioned coconut cake recipe!
A lamington is an Australian cake made from squares of butter cake or sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. The thin mixture is absorbed into the outside of the sponge cake and left to set, giving the cake a distinctive texture. A common variation has a layer of cream or strawberry jam between two lamington halves.
Lamingtons remain a popular treat across Australia and New Zealand, and 21 July was designated as National Lamington Day in Australia. Lamingtons are often sold at fundraisers for schools or charity groups, known as “lamington drives”. Some Australians shorten the name to “Lammo” (singular) or “Lammos” (plural).
In Hungary a similar item is known as kókuszkocka, or coconut squares.
A similar but smaller-sized confection is known in South Africa as ystervarkies (little porcupines).
In the U.S. city of Cleveland, they are called coconut bars.
The tiny British Overseas Territory, St Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean has a similar variation called Coconut Fingers, made traditionally for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays.
In New Zealand, a raspberry variant is popular.
Croatia has the biggest connection with this Australian dessert out of all the countries in the world. The origins and connection are not quite clear, but it has become a staple in Croatian cuisine and a traditional dessert. In Croatia they are called Čupavci. Croatians are possibly the biggest consumers and makers of this dessert.Lamington (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamington)
Coconut adds flavor to a variety of foods such as pies, cookies, soups and shrimp dishes, and it supplies key vitamins and minerals.
A 1-cup serving of shredded coconut provides 4 grams of dietary fiber. The American Heart Association recommends that you consume at least 25 grams of fiber each day. Fiber reduces your risk of constipation and hemorrhoids by encouraging proper digestion and regular bowel movements. The nutrient might lower your risk of heart disease, help control your blood sugar to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, and may even fend off weight gain by helping you feel fuller after your meals.
Coconut is a good source of iron, and a 1-cup serving supplies 1.8 milligrams of the 8 milligrams men need each day and the 18 milligrams women require. Iron is crucial for the formation of hemoglobin, which is the protein in red blood cells that is responsible for getting oxygen to each part of your body. Without enough iron, your cells don’t get sufficient oxygen, which can lead to weakness and fatigue. You also need adequate amounts of iron to support your immune system.What Are the Benefits of Eating Shredded Coconut? (https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-eating-shredded-coconut-4027.html)
Enjoy the old-fashioned coconut cake recipe (lamington cake!)