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Sublime Coconut Cake

  • Preparation 45 MIN
    Cooking 1 H
    Waiting 2 H
  • Servings 12
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Ingredients

Cake

Coconut Filling

Homemade Marshmallow

Assembly

Preparation

Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
  2. Line the bottom of two 20-cm (8-inch) traditional or springform pans with parchment paper and butter well.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Gently stir in the milk alternately with the dry ingredients.
  4. Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool and unmould.

Coconut Filling

  1. In a saucepan off the heat, combine the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks and butter. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Do not boil. Add the pecans, coconut and vanilla. Stir to blend and let cool for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Homemade Marshmallow

  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar and water. Add the vanilla. In another bowl, bloom the gelatin in the cold water for 2 to 3 minutes. Thoroughly melt in the microwave oven or in a double boiler. Add to the sugar mixture. Blend and allow to cool. Beat for about 10 minutes with an electric mixer or until the mixture has the texture of a soft meringue.

Assembly

  1. Slice the cakes in half horizontally. Slice off the bulge on top of the cake. Spread 1/3 of the coconut filling between each layer. Frost the cake completely with the marshmallow. Pat the coconut over and around the cake with your hands. Store in a cool place, but do not refrigerate.

Note

The remainder of the sweetened condensed milk can be frozen.
To decorate the cake, we use flaked coconut. Thicker than grated coconut, it gives the cake a softer and fluffier look. It looks like a cake made of feathers! It's the perfect dessert for a small wedding or a baptism. These flakes are sold in bulk in health food stores. If you can’t find them, grated coconut will do.

Healthy Pick

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 1135  
Total Fat 73 g  
Saturated Fat 44 g  
Sodium (salt) 220 mg  
Carbohydrates 109 g  
Fibre 8 g  
Protein 17 g