Coconut apple cake

coconut cake with apples


There are times when you need more help from your friends than usual. Sometimes you may be tired of asking for help all the time, but if you are lucky like I am, your friends will read between the lines and offer you help even if you don’t ask directly. They will come with big smiles and ask for nothing in return. But when you feel so much gratitude and feel that “Thank you” is not enough a cake may come handy. So you feed them with a cake and pack the other half for later hoping that you made their Sunday breakfast better. Judging by the smiles when they leave you are probably right.

So let’s bake cakes to show people around how much you appreciate them.

I wouldn’t post this if it wasn’t for another friend, who asked me about my blog and complemented it. Thanks Dimas for inspiring me to come back to blogging.

Coconut apple cake

For 23-cm springform pan

Coconut apple cake

Recipe from Moje Wypieki blog

For cake
    • 200g plain flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 50g shredded coconut
    • 125g butter, room temperature
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 16g vanilla sugar
    • 2 eggs, room temperature
    • 100ml coconut milk, room temperature
    • 3-4 apples
    • juice from 1/2 lemon
For icing
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2–3 Tbsp coconut milk
  • shredded coconut for decoration
Line a 23-cm springform pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 160ºC/140ºC fan.
Sift flour and baking powder and mix it with shredded coconut.
Leave aside.
Peel, slice in half and decore apples. Make slits on the top of them
Mix 1/2 cup of water with lemon juice and bath the apples in it (to prevent them from becoming brown).
Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add one egg at a time and mix until fully incorporate before adding the next egg. Repeat until you run out of eggs.
Add 1/3 of flour mixture and mix gently until combined.
Mix in half of coconut milk.
Mix in another 1/3 of flour, then add coconut milk and the rest of the flour. You should get smooth batter.
Pour the mixture into the pan, arrange the apples at the top and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Place the icing sugar and coconut milk in a bowl and mix to combine.
If it is too runny just add more icing sugar, if too thick add more milk.
Drizzle over the cake.