Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TWD: Coconut Tea Cake


Carmen of Carmen Cooks chose Coconut Tea Cake for this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe.

When it comes to desserts that are predominantly coconut flavored, there aren't too many takers in this house. My husband sums it up by saying that coconut reminds him of toenail clippings. Not exactly an image that sets the mouth to watering, huh?

Coincidentally, the other night hubs called me into the room where he was watching "Zombieland", all excited, telling me to watch. There was a scene where the zombie hunters come across a Hostess truck in the ditch. Woody Harrelson's character is excited, saying he could sure use a Twinkie. They open the truck door only to find it overflowing with Snowballs (you know, those pink coconut covered chocolate cakes). Woody is *not* happy, stomping on the snowballs saying "I hate coconut! ... not the taste, the consistency". Then my husband says "see?!", like that was the positive affirmation he's been waiting for his whole life.

So I reduced the tea cake recipe and made two little mini-bundts. They were just slightly coconutty tasting, light, and moist. I'll bet they would have been even better with a light coconut flavored glaze.

OK, signing off for now! If you'd like to find the recipe, please check out Carmen's blog or find a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book, "Baking, From my Home to Yours".

11 comments:

Susi said...

Since I love everything coconut (and don't have a problem with the texture LOL) I would most definitely enjoy those. They look great :o)

Kathleen said...

I love coconut beyond measure! Your little mini bundts look adorable!

Katrina said...

Ha, great story about your husband!

margot said...

The minis look yummy! My boyfriend feels the same way about coconut as your husband, and I think it's definitely the texture of the shreds he doesn't like 'cos he never complains if it's in things like curry.

Becky said...

i don't mind coconut, but definitely am not in love with it. love your mini bundts and what a pretty color!

Pamela said...

Cute post. Your minis look pretty!

Susan said...

Toenails! Hahahaha! I loved this cake. The hubby didn't care for it, but he's not a coconut fan either. :)

vickys said...

:) Love the cute little coconut tea cakes. I'm selfish like that, I want my whole cake and eat it too.

vibi said...

Can't wait for today's bundt to comment... Have to say those beautifully golden tea cakes will do just fine! They look sooo moist it's incredible!

Also, I have to thank you so much for not letting me down while I was sick and not feeling like surfing the net to comment myself! You are always there for me... and I appreciate it very much! Thanks a million!

Mary said...

Toenail clippings, eh? I always thought of dried coconut as being more like what the pedicurist scrapes off your heels. I still like it, though!
Your cakes look delicious!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I'm one of the few who actually like coconut, so this cake is appealing to me, a LOT!