Sunday, February 16, 2020

White Cake with Coconut Topping - Another Family Favorite

White Cake with Baked Coconut Topping - A Family Fave

I don't know what's with me lately, but here I am again this week talking about another recipe my family loves.

As I mentioned in the other recipe articles, of course, I can cook, it's just not my favorite thing to do. What the heck, I'll keep the recipe sharing going until this phase wears off.

Here's this Sunday's recipe for y'all: It's the most amazing simple white cake evah!

Much like the simplicity of my previously shared recipes, this one only has six ingredients, and it's so good! It has a topping as well, so the total ingredients are actually nine. You've done the math, so I guess you've figured out that the topping has three.

We actually don't have a name for this recipe, we just call it 'White Cake with Coconut Topping.'

Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup of White Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of crushed Walnuts (optional)
(Did you notice these ingredients are similar to making pancakes?)

Mix all the ingredients together, but don't put the walnuts in, they go on top. Don't over mix. Just get everything nicely blended. Pour the ingredients into an ungreased 8.1" square baking dish (2 quart). Sprinkle the top of the batter with the crushed walnuts. Bake the cake for approximately 25 minutes at 350 degrees. However, check it at 20 minutes.

The Topping

  •  6 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 10 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Cream or Canned Milk
Melt all ingredients in a pot on low heat. Once melted, add 1 Cup of baking coconut (the coconut you buy in the baking section of a grocery store).

Finishing the Cake


I usually poke about ten or so tiny holes into the cake using a toothpick. Pour the topping over the cake. Put the cake back in the oven under the broiler until the coconut on top turns into a nice golden color. It doesn't take long, watch it the whole time, don't walk away!

This is one of my favorite cakes. When my mother makes this cake, I cannot resist it. Although, yes I have resisted it for 10 months since I've been on Keto. Before my commitment to the Keto way of eating, I was all over this cake! I'll have to find a way to make this one Keto friendly.

Previous Family Recipes


Here are those other recipes I was speaking about:



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7 comments:

  1. Ha -- it is fun and entertaining (in addition to 'mouthwatering') to take these 'peeks' into your kitchen, Barbara. Thanks for another simple, yet delicious-sounding, family recipe. I love coconut and walnuts - two of my favorite baking ingredients.

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  2. Fortunately for me, I am not on the Keto diet, just counting calories! If I plan properly, I can find a low cal dinner to pair with the cake. I will enjoy it for you. This sounds like a recipe my whole family would like. Thanks for another great recipe! I like this "phase" you are going though :)

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  3. Must try! Love only six ingredients!

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  4. You just have to ride with those phases. It's fun to watch people share their current passions or interests. Who doesn't love a good dessert recipe? This one is another I would definitely enjoy. Thanks!

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  5. Oh I love that this is easy and I love coconut too, what a winner in my books. Thanks Barbara for sharing a family favorite with me and mine....now into the kitchen I go! Time to bake a cake that I'm sure everyone will love.

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  6. Yes!!! I can't wait to try this. I've craved coconut so often lately. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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