Monday, November 16, 2009

Green coconut cake

When one of our customers - Stephanie B. from North Carolina- said she uses our Groovy Coconuts for her Green Coconut Cake, I had to have the recipe.

Green Coconut Cake
- yellow cake mix (plus the ingredients required as per mix)
3 Groovy Coconuts
- sugar or splenda (optional)

7 minute icing
- 2 egg whites unbeaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 tspn light corn syrup
1 tspn vanilla
- miniature marshmallows (optional)

  1. Bake cake as per box directions using 2 nine inch pans. Set aside to cool.
  2. Drain milk out of the coconuts, take bark off coconut, sweeten milk if needed, set aside.
  3. Grate coconut, sweeten if needed,(can use white sugar or splenda) set aside.
  4. Make the icing (see directions below)
  5. Place first cake layer on a platter, using a fork poke holes in the top, spoon coconut milk over cake, spread icing, cover with grated coconut,
  6. Put the second layer on top, poke holes in it then spoon coconut milk over it and spread more icing then put more grated coconut on it.
  7. Ice the cake's sides and add grated coconut.

Seven minute icing

  1. Combining egg whites, sugar, salt, water and corn syrup in top of double boiler, mixing thoroughly,
  2. Place over rapidly boiling water, beat constantly with egg beater and cook seven minutes of until frosting will stand up in peaks. Remove from heat.
  3. Add vanilla and beat until thick enough to spread.(If doesn't thicken throw in a hand full of miniature marshmallows.)