Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Coconut Bundt Cake





This is a cake recipe from Foodnetwork's Down Home with the Neely's.  A really simple cake to prepare from scratch.  The coconut milk makes it moist and flavorful.  One thing I really like about Bundt cakes, they always come out looking great!  Wonderful idea for holiday gift giving!

Nonstick baking spray
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
Pineapple Glaze, recipe follows
1/2 cup flaked coconut
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray and dust with flour.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time. Once incorporated, add the extracts. Stir in the coconut milk and beat until combined. Slowly beat in the dry ingredients until the mixture is smooth.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Cool cake 5 minutes before turning it out onto a rack. Let cool completely on the rack.

Once the cake has cooled, ladle the glaze over the cake, and top with flaked coconut. Let glaze set before serving. Transfer the cake to a platter or serving dish and slice.

Pineapple Glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons pineapple juice

In a mixing bowl, whisk the powdered sugar and the pineapple juice together until smooth.





I'll be around this afternoon and this evening to visit your blogs.  Please forgive my absence, 'tis the season!



40 comments:

Sara said...

Mmmm, this looks so great! I love coconut cake.

Chef E said...

I saw the show not to long ago where they made this! My mom used to make this southern coconut layer cake, and I like how Mrs. Neely said she was not his mother, and she cooked her own way, she is too cute!

This cake, well, I am putting it on the list for hubby's family gathering, since for some reason they put me in charge of desserts!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yum, looks good. I love coconut cake.

A Year on the Grill said...

I love the Neelys...

And OMG, what a great looking cake

Betsy from Tennessee said...

YUM Katherine... Think I'll made this one for my father-in-law who loves coconut. Sounds wonderful!!!!!

Thanks!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Cheryl said...

Woman, that looks delicious! I love some of those Neely recipes!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Katherine, this cake looks *amazing*! I saw that episode ... but I must say your cake looks better. Really! And, I agree, bundt cakes are so very festive. :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum, this bundt cake sounds incredible with coconut milk! Would love to make it!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I haven't made a bundt cake in years. This sounds wonderful with the coconut.
sam

teresa said...

it's like a burst of summer during the cold winter months, i love it!

Bridgett said...

This not only looks lovely but I can just imagine the taste. I love this!

Mary said...

Looks wonderful Katherine!

Marjie said...

That's a lot of butter! MMMM! It has to be wonderful! Maybe I'll make it when the girls come home, because only 3 of us like coconut...see where I'm going, here?

Momgateway said...

What a pretty and delicious-looking, irresistible coconut bundt cake!

Marguerite said...

Since I love coconut and pineapple, this recipe is definitely a keeper! Looks heavenly and I love to make bundt cakes, too.

Selba said...

Wow.. what a delicious cake! Looks perfect for Christmas celebration :)

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I really love coconut! What a pretty and delicious looking cake!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This is such a pretty cake! The best part of a bundt cake is how easy and pretty the slices are when served. Great job!

Pam said...

I love anything with coconut - this cake looks beautiful and delicious!!

MaryBeth said...

I would love a big slice of this along with a big mug of cold milk...

Bellini Valli said...

This does sound amazing Katherine and as you suggested perfect for gift giving.

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

What wonderful flavours! Like a pina colada. I love a bundt too..

Debbie said...

Katherine that looks sooo good! I'm big on Bundt cakes and love them. In fact, I am making a Eggnogg/Coconut Bundt cake to bring to a potluck tomorrow at work! Great minds think alike.

gigi said...

Oh, now you know how I love me some coconut! This is a must try very soon!

I did love the cookies and yes they were very moist, yum, yum!

Merry Christmas!

SusanD said...

WOW! That sounds delicious. I've got to try this. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I made some of those spicy nuts the other day. L.O.V.E them.

Blessings, SusanD

April said...

YUM! this looks great!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I would have to dump on a lot more glaze, or "gravy."

buffalodick said...

I was thinking pound cake, but now I'll look for my bundt pan!

Mary said...

The use of coconut milk has me really intrigued. Your cake looks terrific. I, alas, am one of those folks whose success with Bundt cakes is not 100%.

Penny said...

Great looking cake Katherine!

Katy ~ said...

Coconut cake with pineapple frosting, oh my, oh my, what a heavenly treat. I love the coconut on the outside; makes the cake look kind of feathery, like angels wings. Guess I'm watching too many Christmas movies, grins.

Debbie said...

Mercy! That looks incredible.

Gladys said...

That looks so good I could just roll in it.

Julie said...

When I first loaded this page and saw that cake it literally made me go "ooh" then "ahh", just like watching fireworks. Yum!

Chris said...

That pineapple glaze could go with so many other things too! Yum.

Maria said...

Fabulous cake!

Elra said...

Wow, give me anything with coconut, I'l gobble them all. Yours look so delice!

Claudia said...

Oh how deliciously scrumptious. And Bundy cakes always come out perfect. It's magic. I am wishing for some now.

Cathy said...

Love anything coconut and pineapple glaze is the perfect topping. This is a beautiful cake for any holiday celebration.

pigpigscorner said...

I agree! Bundt cakes always look nice!