Monday, January 2, 2012

Srav’s Culinary Concepts Turns One!! With Coconut Cake

Srav’s Culinary Concepts turns one today.  Woohoo !!!! 

It’s amazing it has been one year since I started my blog. 365 days of pleasant memories because of all of you, my dear readers, food blog friends and family.
Many things have been changed since my first post. I never expected I would gain so much from writing a blog. I learnt so many varieties, writing about 110 recipes, conducting events.



During this year, I went through a lot of ups and downs, frequently busy with my project works but I never stopped blogging. I am so happy with the success!!
I made so many new friends. I truly cherish all of your friendship, inspirational comments, supports, feedbacks and kindness. It’s overwhelming!!!

A Very Heartful and Grateful thank you to everyone!!! And Loves and Hugs to my sweet hubby from whom I learnt my cooking, and whose helps in all my cooking.

For this occasion made this Coconut Cake as part of New Year also. It came out so delicious that I, my husband and my brother enjoyed it a lot with rocking New Year celebrations. I love Coconut cakes.

This Coconut Cake has two layers of coconut flavored cake filled with coconut frosting and then I frosted entire cake with smooth and seven minute frosting.




Ingredients:
Cake
All Purpose flour – 3 cups
(or) 2 ½ cups of APF + ½ cup of shredded coconut ( if you want more of coconut flavor)
Granulated Sugar – 2 cups
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Coconut Milk – 1 cup
Salt - ½ tsp
Vanilla Extract – 3 tsps
Eggs – 5 no
Unsalted butter – 1 ½ cups
Shredded or flaked sweetened coconut – 1 cup




Frosting
Egg whites – 2 no
Confectioner sugar or powered sugar – 1 ½ cup
Corn Starch – 1 tsp
Water – 5 tsps
Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp

Topping
Shredded or flaked sweetened coconut – 1 cup

Preparation

Cake
  • In a mixing bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs to it and mix well.
  • Slowly add the flour and mix well.

  • Add baking powder, baking soda, coconut milk, vanilla extract, salt and mix well till fluffy
  • Slowly fold the Coconut flakes to the batter.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare two 9-inch round pans lightly grease with butter and line them with parchment paper.
  • Pour the batter into the pans and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a long toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove Cake from the pans and let them cool



Frosting
  • Combine egg whites, sugar, corn starch, water.
  • Beat on high speed for 2 minute using electric hand mixer.
  • Cook the mixture by placing the pan over simmering water and beating constantly by mixer on high speed for 7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat Add Vanilla extract and beat the frosting until it becomes thick
Decoration
  • Spread the frosting by offset spatula between layers and over the top and sides of the cake

  • Sprinkle the top of the cake with coconut and lightly press more coconut on to the sides. 
Sending this to Yummy desserts 4 New Year hosted by Pranati, Bake Fest hosted by Pradyna  originally started by Vardhini, ABC Desserts hosted by Ramya



48 comments:

  1. Congrats on ur blog anniversary..what a nice way of starting a new year..wishing you many more years of blogging..Happy New year to you and your family...cake looks awesome..so delicious and perfectly done..

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  2. cake looks super delicious..Love it..Congrats on ur achievement..keep going

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  3. congrats sravani on first anniversary ... cake looks yummy !!!

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  4. Congrats Sravs!!! The cake is fabulous..Bookmarked!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. Congrats on your milestone! Wish you many mone happy years in blogging! :)

    Cake looks lovely..keep rocking!

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  6. Congrats n this is super yummy way to celebrate for ur lil baby..Keep Rocking!!

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  7. Wow coconut cake looks delicious...yummy looking

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  8. Congrats sravs... The cake looks so perfect. Loved the crumbly texture.

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  9. Congrats on your Blog Anniversary...a delicious cake to celebrate 2 occasions.

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  10. Congrats on the 1 year milestone! And Cheers to a great new year filled with lots of love, luck, joy and tons of good recipes :) the cake looks amazing!

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  11. Happy birthday to ur lovely blog:-) Let the journey continue!!
    The cake looks soo inviting..Perfect treat to celebrate the milestone!

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  12. Happy birthday to ur blog dear..Perfect moist creamy coconut cake..Loveee it

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  13. Congrats on the blog Anniversary!!!!!
    Cake looks awesome :)

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  14. Congrats! cake looks super yum,moist and flavorful..

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  15. Congrats and wishing many more years of blogging.
    happy new year to you .Btw cake looks scrumptious,never tried coconut cake before,this one is on my list next:)

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  16. Congrats on your anniversary. Love the cake. Happy New year to you.

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  17. Happy first anniversary. Wishing you many more yrs of blogging fun. The cake looks yummy.
    Love Ash.

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  18. Congrats on your blog anniversary. Wishing you and family a happy and prosperous new year. Coconut cake looks delicious.

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  19. Congrats on your blog anniversary...coconut cake looks so perfect n delicious...nice presentation...loved it!!
    Spicy Treats
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  20. Happy anniversary to your blog..looking forward to many such wonderful recipes in the coming year!

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  21. Congrats on your blog anniversary.And this yummy cake is the perfect way to celebrate it.

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  22. Congrats on your 1st Anniversary. The cake looks simply outstanding. Hope you have a very Happy 2012 ahead.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  24. sweetened coconut..?? can i make it with dessicated coconut...or can i add sugar syrup to cocount or???? help me... the cake looks awesome and i want to try it soon...

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  25. @Sharanya - yes we can use dessicated coconut.

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  26. how to sweeten it or i can add as it is? Thanks for the reply..

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  27. Congrats..lovely cake...done it so perfectly...frosting finds so gud...will try soon

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  28. Congrats and happy anniversary to ur blog baby,cake looks seriously marvellous and fabulous.

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  29. congrats dear on blog anniversary and i wsh more.coconut cake looks lovely n delicious.

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  30. @Sharanya - if you are using dessicated coconut to get sweetness you can add 1 to 2 tsp of Confectioners or powdered sugar (based on the sweetness u require) to frosting and beat it well till it becomes thick.

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  31. The cake looks amazing! Very professional indeed. Nice to have found your blog!

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  32. congrats on your milestone ...
    coconut cake sounds irresistably hearty..
    Wish you & your family a very happy new year...:)
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    Tasty Appetite

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  33. Oooh! Yummy looking cake, Congratulations on your blog anniversary, wish you many more wonderful years of blogging :)

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  34. Interesting n yummy cake...Looks mouthwatering n congratz dear...

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  35. Interesting n yummy cake...Looks mouthwatering n congratz dear...

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  36. Congrats Srav. Pretty cake....love the coconut flavor very much.

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  37. Congrats on reaching the first milestone!...wishing u many more!
    lovely cake...must be heavenly!

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  38. Congratulations on this milestone Sravs, lemme know how it feels to get there, I am still a few months away :). Have been here some times, but never got a chance to stop by and appreciate. You have an amazing collection for just a year old. This cake is also beautiful, i saw the post from my cell, but the pictures were not seen, rushed back home and checked the pic, they look very nice. Thanks for linking

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  39. Congratulations on your first blogoversary... The cake looks awesome!

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  40. This is such a lovely coconut cake. and congrats on your blog birthday..thanks for linking to my event.

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  41. Congratulations Sravani on your blog's first anniversary... Keep up the great work! Beautiful cake, looks gorgeous.

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  42. Congrats on the milestone, Sravani. Was very impressed to see the traditional Pongal delicacies in your recent posts. Lovely looking cake too. First time here and following you so i can come back for more.

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  44. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

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