Friday, February 04, 2011

Apple Coconut Cake

When Piggy's Cooking Corner posted this gorgeous cake, I knew I had to give it a go. It has NO butter and has my hubby's favorite coconut. Ironically, I brought this cake to work for our morning tea Tuesdays, saved a few slices and then brought it home again! Poor hubby having to wait for the cake.

Well, it did not disappoint. It was moist and tasty. I have NO idea how come my cake turned out darker than Piggy's. I think granny and I may have over did the jelly glaze. At first I thought I over baked it, but the inside was done perfectly. I saw Amber's version and it looked similar to hers. Nevertheless, we loved it and this recipe is definitely a keeper.

LOVE Doris Greenspan!

Apple Coconut Family Cake
1 cup of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (I added 1 tsp)
pinch of salt
3 apples
2 large eggs in room temp
1/2 cup of sugar plus some for topping
1/2 cup of plain yogurt
6 tablespoon of oil (I used olive)
1 tablespoon of rum extract
2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of dried shredded coconut. I used the fine ones.
about 2 tablespoon of jam, warmed up with 1 tablespoon of water.

Preheat Oven 180C. Line 9 inch baking cake tin with baking paper.

Whisk flour, baking powder and soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.

Cut 2 apples into bite size pieces. Set aside. Cut the third apple in slices.

In another bowl. Whisk eggs and sugar. Whisk in yogurt, oil, rum and vanilla. Fold flour mixture into this wet mixture slowly. Then fold in coconut and diced apple.

Pour cake mixture into tin and jiggle it for evenness. Arrange sliced apples on top of cake. Sprinkle some sugar (I used raw sugar). Bake for 45-50 mins.

Cool the cake. Remove tin and glaze with jam.



Lisa said...

That's great that this cake doesn't use any butter and that olive oil can be used to make it healthier. Sounds like a delicious cake all the same, butter or no butter. I have a sweet treat linky on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your cake up.

Little Corner of Mine said...

It sure looks very moist.

daphne said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for letting me know. I think i was a little too late but will do so for next time!!

Little corner- yes it was ;)

Lisa said...

Daphne - the link will be open until Monday, so feel free to come by and link up anytime before then. There's a little blue tab at the end of the all the pictures, just click on that.

Joanne said...

Your husband and I must be very much alike because I am an apple and coconut lover as well. And I really can't believe this has no butter. It looks too good for that.

daphne said...

Lisa- Thanks! All done!

Joanne- Yeah, i can't believe it has no butter too. Anything delish yet lower in fat content is a win!

noobcook said...

looks rustic and delicious :)

lena said...

daphne, this looks delicious. btw, is the dried shredded coconut same as dessicated coconut?

lolo said...

I'll tried this recipe this weekend, it sounds too good I wish you good luck ... ...
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