Friday, March 26, 2010

Chocolate Coconut Stack Cake

Are you guys drooling over this cake??? ME TOOoooo...!!! I was so excited the other day when I found this recipe through a magazine. And there I go straight to the kitchen and start working on it. Here's what I did.

Ingredients for shortbread pastry :

320gm butter, softened (I used margarine)
100gm sugar
1 tspn coconut extract/vanilla extract
3 tbsp whipping cream
100gm desiccated coconut
375gm all purpose flour
2 tspn baking powder

Method :

- beat butter and sugar untill fluffy.
- add in coconut extract and whipping cream, mix well.
- fold in the dry ingredients to form a soft dough.
- chill dough for 1/2 hour.
- divide dough into 2 portion, roll dough over to a 9x13" pan lined with baking paper.
- bake at 170'c for 20-25mins.
- then leave to cool completely and cut into half.

Ingredients for chocolate glazing :

60ml milk
60ml whipping cream
350gm dark chocolate, chopped

- stir milk and cream in a bowl over a pot of simmering water untill mixture is hot.
- off the heat and then stir in dark chocolate untill smooth.


Sandwich the shortbread pastry with chocolate glazing to create a stack. Then pour all the glaze over the cake. Finally, freeze for 2 hours before slicing. Keep chilled in an air-tight container.

I'm still not very good in handling melted chocolate. Need a lot of practising! But I'm lucky cause everything ended up so lovely.

Hurray, what a successful bake!

Oh my, oh my, I just can't hold this any longer. Just one bite.......

Hereby, I would like to thank Pam @ The Gypsy Chef for passing these beautiful awards to me. I'm truly honoured! And would like to pass these on to the following foodie friends.

(1) Krissy @ The Food Addicts
(4) Catherine @ Noble Nourishment
(5) Elizebeth @ Couple's Kitchen
(6) Chaya @ My Sweet & Savory


smallkucing said...

Me hungry ..:P

Krissy @ The Food Addicts said...

awww, thanks kristy!!!! that's really sweet of you to give us the award. :) AND YES I AM TOTALLY DROOLING OVER THAT CAKE! OMG! have a great weekend!

Anncoo said...

Hey Kristy! Do you know what time is it now? You're making me drooling over this beautiful cake. How am I going to sleep?....hahaa...

My Little Space said...

Smallkucing : Do remember to check out the award!

Krissy : You're welcome and thanks!

Anncoo : I am still very much awake! Will stay a little while longer! hehe... And what about you huh? Maybe we can have a break together! hahaha... So, coffee ro tea?

Good night ladies and sweet dream!


citronetvanille said...

Oh look at this gorgeous slice of cake, hmmmm, great job, and it's stays up!

Pam said...

Oh my gosh! I've not only drooled, I've slobbered too! Two of my favorite things combined into one magnificent treat! I love the layered look and the nice smooth, chocolaty glaze! Yum!

Thanks so much for the awards! I really appreciate your thinking of me and feel honored to have them!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lyndsey said...

OMG! This does look gorgeous! Yes, two of my favorite things too. It's perfect. Your intructions actually look do-able!

You are so good about getting around to your awards. I still have several to do, now I have to find them! Maybe this week, but I don't know I want to start some baking:)

wendyywy said...

Tissue please..... my saliva all over my laptop!!!!!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, that is some amazing cake. Yes daaaaahling, I am totally drooling! Beautiful.
I like it how you don't seem to get intimidated by recipes. I think thats part of the reason why you make such great stuff.
Have a fantastic weekend.
*kisses* HH

Katy ~ said...

Stop the train, I want to get off here and just gaze lovingly at this beautiful beautiful creation. Oh my stars I think the angels are singing your praises and even they would be tempted by this one!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Ur chocolate coconut stacks are super ...i feel euphoric thinking of the flavours and to top that u have a work of beauty here....its jus so so of art dear...i barely wanna beleive u that u need practice with melted chocolate :-))))

MaryMoh said...

Yes, this cake must be for me....4 in my person one fight! :P Enjoy your weekend!

Belinda @zomppa said...

The best combo ever........another winner!

Anncoo said...

Kristy, See! you make me come back again ;D Your recipe states 100g coconut, is it coconut milk? Did you add coconut extract? What's size of your cake? Thanks!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Really looks finger-licking good - every scrap of the cake plus the chocolate topping!

My Little Space said...

Silvia : Thank you, Chef!

Pam : You're welcome and glad that you like it too.

Lynd : I'm sure this will make you stay awake! hehe...

Wendy : Here, I'll get you one empty bowl! haha....

HH : Just because of that one bite bite! It's actually more than that. hahaha....

Katy : They definitely will come to visit me soon! hehe.... Thanks again for your lovely words.

VanillaSSF : Thanks, sweet babe! I wish I could send this over!

MaryMoh : You too!

Anncoo : Ooops! Sorry, it's actually desiccated coconut(those dried package one!). I used 2x(9x13") pan for baking and then cut into half each. So, you have 4 slices all together. And yes, I used coconut extract.

KeatsTSG : Thanks alot! Nice seeing you around and hope to hear from you more often.

Have a wonderful day!


Anncoo said...

Thanks! I'm going to make this for sure.

Sweet and Savory said...

You are just the greatest. Thanks so much for the awards. It will take me a few days to do anything with them. Will be offline. I will be proud to share these.

You are one of my earlier bloggers and from the start, you are a star, in my book.

That cake is scrumptious looking, just waiting for me. Do we get a piece with the award?

Olive said...

I'm definitely drooling..coconut and chocolates are my favorites! :) very nice of you to pass an award to me..thanks so much, Kristy, it made my day! :)

My Little Space said...

Belinda : Thanks so much! Glad that you like it too.

Anncoo : You're welcome! You woke up so early huh! So, going out for dim sum?

Chaya : You're most welcome. Thanks so much for your lovely words dear! It's been a long long way. Isn't it?

Olive : Thanks and hope you'll enjoy it as well.

Have a wonderful day!


penny aka jeroxie said...

Amazing layers. I want a piece now please

Jeannie said...

So sinfully rich! Wouldn't mind a piece though:D

Couples Kitchen said...

This looks so perfect! really delicate and perfectly constucted. i can imagine it tasting divine!

Thanks for the award! I feel very honoured! what exactly did I do that was worth? hehe!

3 hungry tummies said...

OMG I want a bigger slice!

Barbara said...

OMG. This is divine! I am going to have to try this one tomorrow! It's elegant too. I love all those lovely did a super job with it, Kristy!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Yes, I'm drooling!!! Beautiful, beautiful cake. I'm sure it would go so nicely with my coffee right now... :)

cherry potato said...

这个有点像Opera Cake..


Mary said...

One look at that gorgeous cake is all we need to see why you received your much-deserved award. This is a treat for the eyes as well as the tongue. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

alison said...

oh,kristy,i need a piece from your cake now,i'm drolling here!it looks so good with chocolate on the top!

Laura in Paris said...

Kristy, I have recevied your enveloppe with teh spices and cards and cannot find the words to express my delight!
You have been very very sweet to do so.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
(I left a comment about your wodnerful cake that I do not see .. did I make a mistake?)

My Little Space said...

Jeannie & Penny : Thank you! Hope you can join in for tea.

Elizebeth : You're welcome and thanks!

3HTummies : You're always welcome for the bigger share!

Barbara : Thanks alot! Have fun!

Andrea : Come and wait me at the printer! hehe....

Chin : This cake is made of shortbread crust, not sponge cake. But the texture seems very soft and nice, goes very well with the chocolates too.

Mary : Thank you and you too!

Alison : Are you sure you only want one piece?

Laura : Oh good, you've received the package! You're welcome. Glad that you like it.
I'm not sure about the comments but lately a lot of blogger facing the same problems. Even my comments to other blogger also went missing!

Thanks for visiting all and hope you have a fabulous day!

Cheers always,

tigerfish said...

Oh...stacks of chocolate. I can't resist anymore. I don't bake but if I were, I think there will be missing stacks of chocolate during the process.

The Sudden Cook said...

It loooks lovely - congratulations! And to think it's your first time using this recipe...the results look fantastic!

sowmya's creative saga said...

yes am drooling...looks so delicious and tempting..

alwayswinner786 said...

Congratulation on your award!
I am drooling!
Chocolate in layers is something so hard to resist!

Cheah said...

Kristy, you've done it again, lovely cake, drooling!

Catherine said...

This cake looks sublime, I want some this instant! :) Thank you so much for the award it's my first one, I'm so happy :) I'm still a novice, so I shall have to figure out how to add it to my blog. Thanks again Kristy! :)

My Little Space said...

Tigerfish : Are you sure only one stack missing!

TheSuddenCook : Thanks very much!

Sowmya : Don't wet the floor huh!

Alwayswinner : Thanks dear! You're always welcome to have some.

Cheah : Thank you! But don't salivate LOL. Otherwise you have to change a new keyboard. hehe...

Catherine : YOu're welcome! I'm sure you'll figure it out. Have fun!

Thanks for visiting guys and have a wonderful day!


Fimère said...

un seul mot magnifique
tu es tout aussi gourmande que moi, je viens donc prendre le café chez toi et je ramène ma mousse avec
bonne journée

lululu said...

yes, laura, i'm drooling all over my notebook now!
this cake looks awesome.

COLARGOL said...

He has the fabulous cake that I am totally a fan, I must find all the ingredients to try! Bravo

Sarah Naveen said...

That looks awesome..congrats on ur awards...

Table Talk said...

Oh yes, chocolate, coconut, and shortbread together all in one place...heaven!

My Little Space said...

Fimere : Merci! Ok then we have tea together sometime.

Lululu : Don't salivate on your notebook LOL! haha...

Colargol : Hi there, welcome on board. Hope you'll like it! Do let me know the result.

Sarah : Thank you!

Table Talk : Thanks and welcome to my little space! I'm honoured to have you around, chef.

Have a wonderful day!

Cheers always,

The Gypsy Chef said...

Kristy, Kristy, Kristy,
That is my favorite flavor combination! What's more, I have all of those ingredients! Lucky me. Lucky me more if I were your neighbor! Love this cake.
Love the goodies too!
More on that.......
Best wishes,

Dinners and Dreams said...

I really really like coconut and chocolate together. Stacked in these pictures, they look amazing.
Thank you!


Angie's Recipes said...

What a sophiscated layer cake!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a gorgeous cake! The layers are perfect!



~~louise~~ said...

Holy goodness! That's one heck of a stacked cake!

Congrats on the award!

Thanks for sharing...

My Little Space said...

Pam : Thank you! That's very kind of you. Glad that you like it too. Wait me at the other side of the printer. OK!hehe....

D & D : Hi there, welcome to my little space and thank you so much for stopping by. Hope to hear from you more often.

Angie : Thank you!

Rosa : Thanks alot!

Louise : Welcome on board! Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to hear from you more often.

Have a nice day and happy baking!


Anncoo said...

Hi Kristy, just to check with you why must freeze the cake?

My Little Space said...

Anncoo : So that the melted chocolate will stay still when cutting. You don't have to freeze it if your refrigerator is cold enough but longer time is needed.

petite nyonya said...

Perfect looking stack cake! I want a slice, a big one pls!!

Shirley said...

If I ever bake something like that, my kids would never wait till I finish with the photoshoot!

Blessed Homemaker said...

My son saw this and requested to have this for his birthday! I'm going to faint, not sure if I can produce something like that...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Irresistable :) Nice n\blog and cute header!

My Little Space said...

PNyonya : You're always welcome for the food!

Shirley : Thank you, dear!

BHomaker : Hahaha... you're so funny!

Sharmilee : Welcome on board and hope to hear from you more often.

Have a nice day!

Cheers, KRisty

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