Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TWD::Coconut Lemon Tea Cake


This weeks' Tuesdays with Dorie recipe selection comes from Carmen from Carmen Cooks. She chose the Coconut Tea Cake. I know my title doesn't quite match the original title, mainly because I chose to change things up a bit.

First, I used my powdered coconut milk and just reconstituted it with water. I've never done that before and was seriously impressed with how well it tasted. A lot cheaper and just as YUMMY as the canned version, plus, I could make up just as much as I needed and not have extra! Then I added lemon. Mmmmm...citrus. De-lish! Not only did I add the lemon peel to the sugar, and the juice to the liquids but I used MORE lemon juice and whipped up the lemon glaze for the top. THEN I also added a splash of almond extract. It's really my FAVORITE!

This cake was super yummy. I think because of the lemon glaze, it tasted much more lemony than coconuty, but I'm okay with that. I couldn't taste the almond extract as much as I had hoped, but next time I can tweak it to my liking. The cake alone was AMAZING! A hint of coconut and a hint of lemon and all around moist and delicious! It really doesn't need a glaze at all, but I just couldn't help myself. Doesn't it look like a giant old fashioned donut!? Haa!

See how other TWD bakers fared this week by going to the Tuesdays with Dorie Blogroll!



  1. That looks so amazing! Light and fluffy!

  2. Powdered coconut milk? Never heard of it. Where do you get it?
    Love the glaze. I made mine lemony, too! And that DOES look like a giant old fashioned donut, my favorite kind.

  3. I've never seen powdered coconut milk before but it sounds convenient! It's hard to use a whole can. Your cake looks gorgeous - thanks for baking with me this week!


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