Tuesday, March 3, 2009


You know when that friend is in the house and the chat goes until the end of afternoon? When the visit is likable, we wanna be nice too for what that great time can repeat again and again. Is in that time I offer a cake to close the meeting. Coconut and chocolate combined always satisfies everybody. Hmmm... it's yummy! Want a piece?

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs separated
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp baking powder
50 g shredded coconut

2 cups sweetened condensed milk
70 g dark chocolate
200 ml table cream

100 g semisweet chocolate
150 ml table cream

Lightly grease a pan 26 cm springform pan. Preheat the oven to 325˚ F.
Beat together the butter and sugar until is fluffy and pale. Add the yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour alternately with milk. Fold in the shredded coconut and lemon zest. Beat the egg whites in soft peaks, add the baking powder and beat until almost stiff. Carefully fold in the mixture. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Heat gently the chocolate and condensed milk, stirring until is smooth. Whisk in the table cream.

Melt the chocolate in microwave or in a double boiler. Whisk in the table cream.

To Finish
With a serrated knife divide the cake in three layers. Sandwich. Frost the cake with ganache.

Cook's tip: The cake can be freeze after filled, keeping the original flavor and texture.

Serve: 12 portions.


  1. What a beautiful cake! Chocolate and coconut are a perfect pair. I want to visit at your house too!

  2. Wonderful flavor combinations. This cake must've great.

  3. I'll be over tommorow. Extra coconut, please.

  4. Save a big slice for me, please! Oh, does this ever look good!

  5. That's the shiniest icing I've ever seen! I love that you used chocolate and coconut because people tend to use white chocolate instead. This looks super good.

  6. This looks so delicious. Iwish I had a piece right now, mail me some?

  7. This looks incredible! Coconut and chocolate are amazing together. I will have to try them in this cake.

    Glad you liked the cupcakes!

  8. This is my kind of cake! Now I need to invite some friends over. :-)

  9. I do love the combination of chocolate and coconut! This cake looks delicious!

  10. Chocolate and coconuts! I love the filling of sweetened condensed milk and the whole recipe is so simple for such an elegant cake.

  11. Dear Talita thank you for visiting my blog, I read this recipie and I want to try it it sounds that's really good. Please tell me how is it in grams 2 cups ? Thank you very much :).

  12. mm...i'm drooling! that sounds so fabulous. too bad my boyfriend doesn't like coconut. he's one of those weirdos. :)


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