Apricot-Nut Spice Cake with Coconut Butter FrostingFrom peetabear 7 years ago
- 1/4 cup butter shopping list
- 2 eggs shopping list
- 2 cups all-purpose flour shopping list
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder shopping list
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger shopping list
- 1/4 cup shortening shopping list
- 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla shopping list
- 1-1/4 cups buttermilk or sour milk shopping list
- 1 cup chopped walnuts shopping list
- 3/4 cup snipped dried apricots shopping list
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut shopping list
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- coconut butter Frosting: shopping list
- In a very large bowl, beat 2/3 cup butter, softened, with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 1 minute or until smooth and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt, beating well. Slowly beat in 1/3 cup purchased unsweetened coconut milk. Gradually beat in 5 cups powdered sugar. Beat in enough additional purchased unsweetened coconut milk to reach spreading consistency shopping list
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- 1-1/2 cups toasted coconut Shards or purchased coconut chips (optional) shopping list
- Sliced star fruit (carambola), kumquats, fresh bay leaves, and/or candied walnuts or pecans (optional) shopping list
How to make it
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour two 8x1-1/2-inch round cake pans or two 8x8x2-inch square baking pans; set pans aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger; set aside.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening; beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Fold in chopped walnuts, apricots, and the 1/2 cup flaked coconut. Pour into prepared pans.
- 3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Cool thoroughly on wire racks.
- 4. To assemble, place a cake layer on a pedestal cake plate. Spread 1 cup of Coconut Butter Frosting on top. Top with the remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. If desired, gently press Toasted Coconut Shards on top of the cake. If desired, garnish with sliced star fruit, kumquats, fresh bay leaves, and/or candied walnuts or pecans.
- 5. Makes 12 servings
The Cookpeetabear Mid-hudson Valley, NY
The Rating4 people
Whew!! i could eat the whole cake myself, but i share lol!! high 5cuzpat in Sikeston loved it
My mouth is watering. i know I should not have this, but I my try a small piece.
5 from me.
EDspinach1948 in Dorchester-Boston loved it
I am definitely baking this this week! I couldn't take my eyes off that picture while I was imagining how it tasted! 5!!!!!!!mrsc543 in North Reading loved it
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