Coconut Cake with Raspberry Filling

  • GillianWillis Posted: 12/26/12
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    Made this cake for Christmas. Wanted a festive cake that could actually be eaten after a big dinner. This was a perfect alternative to some 1,000 calorie/slice cakes I found similar recipes for. It was quite flavorful and relatively easy to make - especially since I cheated a little and used canned fluffy white frosting. As noted, the coconut flour is just enough to give some flavor without that being the dominant flavor. Will definitely make again.

  • sajarche Posted: 12/20/12
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    This cake is wonderful. I had my doubts about the cake before I baked it because the batter became very very thick and started to seem chunky-I almost threw it out it looked so awful...but I went ahead and baked it and was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out. I didnt have coconut water so I used lite coconut milk instead and I didnt want a 3 layer cake so I made the cake in 2- 9 inch pans and used the leftover batter to make several muffins in a jumbo muffin pan. I cant speak on the icing or filling yet as I have only tasted the cakes but Im sure the cakes would be great with any icing you wanted to use. I plan to make my filling with blackberries instead.

  • BSneed444 Posted: 12/26/12
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    I made this cake for my mother-in-law and you'll absolutely love it if you appreciate a light and moist cake.

  • LDombeck Posted: 03/04/14
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    I loved this cake! I made it for my bday and will make again for sure! The toasted coconut really made the cake! The raspberry filling was super easy to make. Because I thought the frosting looked too complicated for me to make in the time I had, I bought the can of white fluffy frosting. Since that has so many more calories and fat than the recipe frosting, I did some tweaking to the cake. I used applesauce instead of canola oil, and splenda baking blend for the sugar in the cake. I use Pure Via baking for the sugar in the filling. The cake was a little less fluffy b/c of my sub. So, in the future I will plan more time to make the frosting instead of buying, and making the cake as written. That said, I still loved it!!

  • grfried Posted: 01/20/14
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    I made this for my sister's birthday. I only made 2 layers and probably could have halved the filling because I had a lot left over. I also bought the icing (white) instead of making it. It came out really good! My sister said she wouldn't want it every birthday but maybe every other! I wasn't able to get the coconut flour at my store so I do wonder how much of a difference that made.

  • JNBank Posted: 03/11/14
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    The cake wasn't what I thought it would be. It was good but needed more covonut flavor for me. I couldn't find coconut flour. The icing lacked flavor also but whipped up nicely. The filling was wonderful.

  • kitten4 Posted: 04/14/14
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    I made this cake for Easter last year and it got such rave reviews that I made it on Easter again this year, much to the delight of my family. The frosting is so light and delicious - don't be deterred if it looks complicated - it's really not and it's totally worth it. The cake is light and flavorful, but the coconut flavor is very subtle. Warning - do not make this cake during humid months. I made it in July for a friend's birthday and although the cake was delicious, the frosting basically disintigrated.

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