Lemon Coconut Cake
Total TimePrep: 1 hour + cooling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
I agree that buttercream or cream cheese frosting tastes better than the ones used with shortening, but that's just my personal taste buds.Also, for this, what is the nutritional value please?No matter what recipe you test, rate and print, it would be VERY nice if you gave the nutritional value on every recipe, not just some. Also, would be nice if you start experimenting (as I do) with gluten free ingredients AND with sugar substitutes, particularly using Stevia, Erythritol and Swerve (for Keto diets). Since you are the experts, it would save me a lot of time experimenting.Thanks
The cake and custard filling were very good. The frosting was not. It tasted terrible and left a film on the top of your mouth. I threw it away and make a standby butter cream frosting. It tasted much better but once I frosted it I figured out why they use a shortening based frosting. My icing wouldn't stick in between the cake layers and ended up sliding down a bit. We all joked about it but everyone liked the flavor. Next time I make it I'll just make my frosting stiffer.
This cake had a very heavy batter and did not rise even 1" per layer. It had a coarse crumb. Also the shortening in the icing left a heavy coating on the tongue and mouth. A real disappointment, I had to throw it out;, would not serve it to anyone! The filling was good. otherwise a waste of time and money. Use a cake mix or something that uses butter not shortening (healthier too!)
This was a very good recipe. I used to be a pastry chef and have some tips for those who had heavy cakes and loose frosting. Beat the batter until it is more fluffy. If you don't beat the eggs whites they won't make the batter light. Also beat the frosting more and add powder sugar until it is stiff yet able to be spread. The cake must be cold to be able to frost. Try refrigerating it or freezing the cake for a few hours.
My new favourite cake
The only lemon coconut cake recipe I'll use! It doesn't have an overpowering lemon flavor. The entire family loved it, even my son who hates flaked coconut. And my daughter has requested one for her birthday!
This cake was very heavy and dense. The only part I liked was the lemon filling. :) There was also a lot of frosting left over. I frosted the cake and put it in the frige but then when I took it out a couple of hours later the frosting had all slipped off the cake and onto the platter underneath.
I made this from scratch, following the printed recipe and I found the cake to be very heavy. The lemon filling was very good and easy, but there was a lot of icing left over. Everyone enjoyed the cake, but I will use a cake mix the next time I make it. I wasn't sure how many of my guests might not care for be want to eat the coconut, so I only sprinkled it on half the cake.