As a baker I’m always looking for new ways to make things, different techniques and especially different flavours to combine together. Every so often I’ll stumble onto something so incredible that it’ll completely take me by surprise!
I never would have though to pair these two flavours together, coconut and coffee, had it not been from an awesome fellow baker who mentioned it to me on Facebook. I was so intrigued that I immediately went to the store, got what I needed and started baking. To say I fell in love is an understatement! I was knocked off my feet and whirl winded into a whole new world of awesomeness! <3
I went ahead and used an all new never shared before coconut cake recipe which I’ve been working on. It’s definitely a new favourite for me and quite different from my coconut white cake. Todays recipe stems from my ever so amazing, and popular! ;), super fluffy vanilla cake. I filled and frosted with my regular vanilla buttercream frosting which I infused with some black coffee.
The cake itself turned out exceptionally soft and fluffy with a delicious moist crumb. I love that the texture was still light and fluffy even with the addition of coconut milk. I didn’t change much except for adding some ground desiccated coconut into the batter and replaced some whole eggs with egg whites. I decreased some of the flour because of the addition of the ground coconut, just to make sure the batter wasn’t too thick, and used egg whites to give a very lovely cream-like texture to the cake.
The frosting is super simple and straightforward. Just make the vanilla frosting and add some strong black coffee to it until you’ve reached a nice spreadable consistency. I topped the frosting with some coconut because that specific flavour combination is OUT OF THIS WORLD! seriously don’t leave out the coconut toppings 😉
I am soo happy with this coconut cake, it’s my new obsession and I can’t wait to use it in so many different ways!
I cannot wait for you guys to try it and plzz tag me with your pics @dutchbakerblog on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.