Chocolate coconut cake
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Recipe Type: Baking, dessert
 
perfect symphony of coconut and chocolate in a moist cake!
Ingredients
  • 150 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 175 grams butter
  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Icing-
  • 50 gram plain chocolate broken in pieces
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 85 grams icing sugar
  • about 5-8 tsp desiccated coconut to decorate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius-
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together and keep aside.
  3. In a bowl, beat the butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  5. Fold the flour into this mixture and blend well.
  6. Pour the mixture into a greased tin.
  7. Bake in the oven for around 35-40 minutes-
  8. Once baked leave it to cool on a wire rack.
  9. To make the icing, place the chocolate, milk and butter in a heatproof bowl and set it over a saucepan of simmering water.
  10. stir until the chocolate melts and blend in the icing sugar and beat till smooth.
  11. Leave the icing to cool until it's thick to spread.
  12. Spread the icing on the cake and sprinkle the desiccated coconut on top.
Notes
Lightly toast the coconut in a pan for few minutes before topping the cake. Don't let it burn.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/chocolate-coconut-cake/