Pink Coconut Cake

Pink Coconut Cake

This is the most delicious mini cake that I’ve ever made. I’m sad that I only made one! The pink coconut is total genius. You can’t see from the photo but the coconut is pink and has a very pretty glimmer to it.

Pink Coconut Cake

It’s totally safe to eat. The pink comes from petal dust which is used in sugarcrafting. I wish my mom lived close by because I would totally make this for my her for mother’s day, which in the UK was actually yesterday.

I made this cafe in my mini angel food cake pan. If you want a larger cake, which you probably will because it tastes so fluffy and amazing. Double the recipe and make in a 12 cup bundt pan.

Pink Coconut Cake

Yield: 1 eight inch bundt cake

Pink Coconut Cake

Ingredients

Cake

3/4 cuo (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 3/4 cup plain flour

1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut

2 tsp baking powder

2 large eggs

2 egg whites

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup coconut milk

Topping

1 1/2 cups icing sugar

3 tbs milk

1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

pink petal dust

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C. Butter and flour a 6 cup bundt pan. In a food processor pulse together the flour, coconut, baking powder and salt.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter until creamy. Slowly add in the sugar and beat until fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add in the eggs, egg whites and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  3. Add the flour in three alternating batches with the coconut milk, beating after each. Pour batter into the preapred pan and bake for 30-40 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
  4. Trim the bottom of the cake so it sits flat. In a medium bowl whisk together the icing sugar and milk. Pour over the top of the cake. Pour the coconut into a ziplock bag with the petal dust and shake until coconut is the desired shade. Sprinkle on top of the cake.

Notes

This recipe uses a 6 cup bundt pan which is smaller than a traditional bundt pan.

http://www.americancupcakeabroad.com/cake/pink-coconut-cake

adapted from Martha Steward Weddings

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8 Comments

  1. Wow Kelly! This looks amazing – the pink totally comes through in the photos. I love coconut, and this reminds me of those pink and white coconut sweets you can get. Would be perfect for Mother’s Day. :)

  2. Looks absolutely de-lish, Kelly. So, so going to give this a go. I’m not sure why everything seems to taste better when it’s colored pink, e.g. pink champagne, pink icing on donuts, pink lemonade … and coconut. :)

  3. This looks amazing!! Nom

  4. This looks divine, and so pretty. I am now going to have to hunt down a bundt cake mould to give this a go. Thanks for sharing your recipe you are right it would have made a lovely mothers day gift.

  5. wow!! Looks amazing. Will defo try this. I love coconut and anything pink!

  6. This looks gorgeous!