Coconut Cake with Custard Apple & Cream

 


I have been wanting to prepare a Coconut Cake for a long time. I was in doubt whether I should use fresh coconut or desiccated ones. Finally I decided to prepare homemade desiccated coconut and the cake thus happened. The idea of custard apple and cream is from Chef Vicky Ratnani. I saw it in a program called ‘Do it Sweet’ aired on NDTV Good Times.


ingredients for the Coconut Cake

Flour (maida) – 3 cups
Eggs – 3 large or 4
Caster Sugar – 2 ¼ cup
Veg oil – 1 ¼ cup
Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Dessicated coconut – 6 tbsp (Check ‘Basics’ page for method)

ingredients for the Custard Apple Cream

Custard Apple – 3 (just ripe fruit)
Sugar – 3 tbsp
Whipping Cream Powder – ¾ cup
Chilled water – 40 ml

If you are using fresh cream you might require 300-400ml medium fat cream


 


Method to prepare the cake

Preheat Over at 180 C.

Sieve the flour and baking powder three times.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs one by one: Place one egg in the bowl and place the electric mixer on the yolk and start fluffing up the yolk and white until they are combined well. Continue with the other eggs. Once all the eggs are added continue for one more minute.

Add the caster sugar little by little in speed 1 or 2. When all the sugar is added switch to high speed and continue beating for about 5 minutes till the mix has doubled in volume. Add the vanilla extract and oil and mix together for a minute.

While adding the flour, use a spatula to mix the batter. Add the flour little by little until fully used up. Add the dessicated coconut and mix well. Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 180C for 40 minutes (Keep checking after 35 minutes because oven temperatures vary). Let it cool in the pan for ten minutes.

Take the cake out of the pan and let it cool for a day (Keep it wrapped in an aluminium foil in a refrigerator).

Method to prepare custard apple cream

Deseed the Custard Apple. Grind it coarsely along with 3 tbsp sugar.

Place the whipping cream powder in a bowl and gradually add the cold water and whip it into cream. Add 2 tbsp cream into the custard apple and blend for a second. Transfer the custard apple mix into the whipped cream and gently fold in.

Assembling the cake

Cut the cake into two horizontally. Place a layer of the custard apple cream on one layer of the cake. Place the other half of the cake over it. Place the whipped cream in the middle of the cake and spread it to the sides evenly. Decorate the cake with custard apple seeds (not to be eaten – take care while serving the cake to kids).

Enjoy!!

Comments

Sumee said…
Coconut in anything is always a pleasure. :o)
julie said…
Lovely cake...looks delicious..
Priya said…
Seriously am loving that custard apple cream frosting,beautiful cake..
vineetha said…
A unique flavour....looks good.
Pushpa said…
Cake looks very yummy with coconut.
aipi said…
Oh yum ~wish I could have a slice while I sip my coffee right now! :)
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Reshmi Mahesh said…
Coconut should have given it a wonderful taste...cake looks soft and yummy...
Biny Anoop said…
tha looks rich abd delicious
wow thats really tempting...luks so soft and yummy...
Rinku Naveen said…
Lovely cake. Never tried this before. Looks too yumm
hi roshan, sounds so delicous and the photo looks so appetizing too.
bookmarked this with thanks, kind of like to try coconut cake. the custard apple cream is also interesting
Neetz said…
That really looks so creamy and yummy!!!
Prathima Rao said…
Wow..such a delectable & tempting cake!!
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Madhu said…
Wonderfu cake Roshan!

I will send my recipe for sunday event...what exactly do I need to keep in mind? I need to send you a recipe made on sunday is it?
Shri said…
Love this combination!
Suja said…
Lovely and flavorful cake..yum yum
this cake look too tempting!!! :)
Roshan said…
thanks all of you for your lovely comments...
Sobha Shyam said…
cake looks awesome, simply yummy..
Hasna said…
wow.... luv coconut in anything... thumbs up fr ths one !!
Malli said…
What a unique flavor for a beautiful cake like that!! Sounds tempting
Malli said…
What a unique flavored cake...looks absolutely tempting to me:)
Yumm Coconut cake dear.SuperGood and yumm.Luv it.
Ammu's said…
Yummy cake with a delicious frosting.
Wow.. miss custard apple.. grandma had a tree in her backyard! Incorporating that in a frosting is a superb idea..
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Amy said…
looks delicious....
Mélange said…
Wonderful cake there Roshan.Happy that I meet you at least now.Great job here.Will see you often now.thanks,
Perfect, delicious looking cake.

Cheers
Muskaan
Jay said…
awesome try dear...sounds unique n tasty...:P
Tasty Appetite
Wow...love it...looks drool worthy....
Mrs K said…
Roshan,first I want to congratulate you for combining these new flavors.I can tell the custard apple cream is so smooth and creamy in texture.Now about the taste,I can bet this was one super cake.I wish I could try this wonderful cake,custard apple used to be my favorite fruit,now long forgotten,I have not come across these here in US :( Keep it up!!!
Wow that a yummy looking cake my friend..thanks for visiting my blog..
Ramya said…
I am in love with that icing..Custard apple icing!! soo cool!! Amazing combo..coconut cake + Custard apple frosting!

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