We were having some good friends over for dinner this weekend and I thought this cake would be the perfect thing to make. It's an impressive yet casual cake and pretty easy to make. I was worried that the coconut flavor would be over powering, but it's not. The only thing extra I had to buy to make this was the coconut milk and coconut flakes - both were ingredients for the cake and glaze.
This was a pretty typical cake recipe and it came together really fast. My cake baked for just over 50 minutes. I was rushing around when making the glaze, so I completely forgot to sprinkle the top with coconut flakes!
Everyone loved the cake. The toddlers (my little guy and our friends' daughter) both thought it was tasty. When asked for a quote for the blog, toddler girl said "it tastes like strawberry ice cream". LOL! You never know what kids are going to say! I can't remember what my little guy said - it may have been nothing as he was too busy shoveling the cake into his mouth. As I mentioned above, I was worried it would taste too much like coconut, but I loved the flavor. I was eating a piece after lunch today and decided that next time I make it, I might try making a chocolate glaze to go with the cake!