If you love coconut, then you are going to love this recipe for moist coconut cake. It is the perfect dessert to make for a party, because it has a light and fluffy texture that is sure to please.
Recipe from Maya Angelou’s cookbook
This is a recipe for a moist coconut cake from Maya Angelou’s cookbook. It is the perfect dessert to serve to guests at a gathering.
The cake itself is a riff on a caramel cake that Angelou’s grandmother used to make for her. You can find this and other recipes in her latest book, Hallelujah! The WelcomeTable, published by Random House.
There’s more to this cake than just frosting, though. It’s a complicated production. First, you need to brown butter in a pot over medium heat. When it’s melted, you’ll want to remove it from the heat and let it cool. Once cooled, you’ll mix in coconut extract and confectioner’s sugar. To spruce things up, you can add whipped coconut cream, which is just as tasty and elegant.
When making a moist coconut cake, measuring flour is a crucial part of the process. Too much or too little can ruin the entire recipe, so you want to be sure to do it right. Using a scale is the best way to ensure that you are getting the correct amount of flour.
First, you’ll need to sift the flour. Make sure to sift twice, and not just once. You should also make sure that the ingredients are at room temperature before mixing. This will help the ingredients emulsify better.
You’ll need butter and eggs to bake the cake. Both should be at room temperature, but you can put the butter on a plate to speed the process.
Using room temperature ingredients will help the cake stay moist and keep its shape. If you’re using buttermilk, you’ll need to whisk it before adding it to the mix.
Adding vanilla to moist coconut cake is a great way to add extra flavor to this popular cake. You can use a box mix or doctor it up with your own cake recipe.
You can make coconut pastry cream to pour on top of the cake. It should be spread evenly and pressed down to ensure an even finish.
If you’d rather add some berry flavor, try filling the cake with raspberry or lemon curd. Just be sure to remove the domes of the top of the cakes before frosting. This can be done with a serrated knife.
The first step in making a coconut cake is to prepare the pans. Make sure they’re lined with parchment paper and greased with butter. They should be placed on a wire rack and allowed to cool completely.
Filling with coconut custard
If you are looking for a cake with a moist texture, you should try filling with coconut custard. This recipe will give you a delicious cake that you can serve to your guests.
This custard can be made in a saucepan with coconut, milk, sugar, butter and cornstarch. It is made by whisking the ingredients together and then heating until it thickens.
When the custard is ready, it should be chilled. You can make it ahead of time and store it in an airtight container.
To assemble your cake, first place the first layer on a cardboard cake round. Once the cake is cool, you can fill it with custard. Top with another layer. The last layer should be topped with the last piece of custard.
You should use an offset spatula to help spread the coconut pastry cream evenly. Then you can press it onto the sides of the cake.
Making a meringue
The perfect spring or summer dessert for a picnic is a moist, flavorful coconut cake. A thick Italian meringue is sandwiched between moist layers of cake, topped with a sweetened shredded coconut. This is a delicious cake, guaranteed to be devoured.
For the best results, the ingredients should be at room temperature. You should also sift the flour before mixing it in with the other wet ingredients. Adding sugar gradually will prevent the liquid from separating.
Egg whites should be beaten until stiff peaks form. The mixer should be set on medium speed for one minute. Once the foam has formed, transfer it to a bowl and gently fold it into the batter.
Meringues are easy to make and store for parties. They can be made ahead of time. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can also use an electric hand mixer to beat the meringue.