Monday, January 17, 2011
Baking with Dorie: Apple-Coconut Family Cake
Apple. Coconut. Family. Cake. Sounds inviting, doesn't it?
My kids looked forward to this bake as they loved the Brown Sugar Bundt Cake from Dorie which I made using apples. I've made the cake a few times already based on their request and now they seem to associate apples in a cake with yumminess.
They didn't quite fancy this cake, however. I think there could be too much apple in the cake (I used very large apples) which made it very very moist, rather soft and you can say slightly mushy, not that it is a bad thing in a cake - just not to the kids' liking. With only a small slice gone from the whole cake, I took it to work the next day to a very appreciative lot. I think this is a cake for grown-ups :)
This week's BWD was chosen by the talented Mia of Bright Morning Star. Hop over to Mia's blog or page 214 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking from my home to yours for the recipe.
I followed the recipe thoroughly but instead of brushing the baked product with apple jelly which I didn't have, I smothered some raspberry jam on it. I must say the cake does have the 'family' cake look, whatever that's supposed to be!! :)