Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dorie's Coconut Teacake

This week's selection comes from Carmen of Carmen Cooks . She chose Coconut Tea Cake for this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe. Dorie mentions that it is a little dry from the regular cake that you may be used to. But, if your familiar with teacake you know this is the way it should be. This would be great with a berry compote.

I changed it up a bit by adding spices such as cinnamon, ginger, allspice...and in place of coconut milk,(which I didn't have on hand), I used buttermilk with coconut extract and lots of Meyer's Dark Rum. For the finishing touch....after baking I brushed with rum. Then drizzled white chocolate on top with toasted coconut to garnish.

I baked it in a Bundt pan and then sliced in thin. It turned out pretty good with all the changes.
We give this 4 glasses of milk,
for utter goodness!

3 Others Say::

Ashley aka Eclectic Connoisseur said...

Looks great! I didn't even think about white chocolate, but that sounds wonderful!

Becky @ Project Domestication said...

very cool idea with the white chocolate. i bet it paired well.

i am making this on Sunday for eater. can't wait to see how i like it!

mike said...

Glad to see a spice variation - haven't seen one of those yet! Looks fantastic - it's one of my favorite cakes now (as a coconut-lover)! Nicely done!