Coconut Cake with Raspberry Filling from Cooking Light

A little coconut flour (look for it with specialty flours) adds extra nutty essence. But don't get overzealous and use more than specified; because this flour lacks the gluten of wheat-based cake flour, it would wreck the structure.

Yield: 16 servings ( Serving Size: 1 slice )
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Ingredients

  • 2 pint(s) fresh raspberries (12 oz.)
  • 1/3 cup(s) sugar
  • 2 tablespoon(s) water
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 3 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Chambord
  • Baking Spray with Flour
  • 8 ounce(s) cake flour (abt. 2 cups)
  • 2 ounce(s) coconut flour or cake flour (abt. 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) sugar divided
  • 1/3 cup(s) canola oil
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup(s) coconut water (such as Goya)
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) water
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) unsweetened coconut flakes toasted

Preparation

  1. 1. To prepare filling, combine raspberries, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons water, & 1/8 teaspoon salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until berries break down. Combine cornstarch & liqueur; stir with a whisk; return to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until very thick, stirring constantly. Spoon mixture into a bowl; cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. 3. To prepare cake, coat 3 (8-inch) round metal cake pans with baking spray, and line bottoms of pans with wax paper. Coat wax paper with baking spray; set prepared pans aside.
  4. 4. Weigh or lightly spoon flours, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Place 1 1/4 cups sugar, oil, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed for 5 minutes, or until fluffy. Add coconut water, beat at low speed 1 minute, or until combined. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed 1 minutes or until well combined.
  5. 5. Place 6 egg whites in a large, clean bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until peaks form, using clean, dry beaters. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; beat 1 minute. Stir 1/4 of egg white mixture into batter; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Divide batter evenly among prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 19 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  6. 6. To prepare frosting, place 3 egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until medium peaks form, using clean, dry beaters. Combine 1//2 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons water, & 1/8 teaspoon salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until candy thermometer registers 250 degrees. With mixer on low speed, pour hot sugar syrup in a thin stream down the side of the mixing bowl. Gradually increase speed to high; beat 3 minutes or until thick and cool.
  7. 7. To assemble cake, place 1 cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of filling (about 1 cup), leaving a 1/2" border. Top with another cake layer, and spread with remaining filling, leaving a 1/2" border. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. Gently press cocnut flakes into sides of cake.

  8. CALORIES: 292 FAT: 8.4g (sat.3g, mono.3.4g, poly.1.5g) PROTEIN: 4.1g
  9. CARB: 49.9g FIBER: 3.6g CHOL: 4mg IRON: 1.4mg SODIUM: 209mg
  10. CALC: 4.3mg
December 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by marybillingsley and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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