Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Coco for Coconut Cake

One of the best parts of my job is that I can bake all these cakes I've been wanting to make. Most recently was the Ono Coconut Cake from

It is spectacular to look at, the icing shiny and fluffy like marshmallow cream. In fact it basically it is marshmallow. I substituted honey for corn syrup, mostly because we didn't have corn syrup, but also because I'm not such a fan. While visually the icing was equally appealing, its honey flavor over-powered the coconut. The cake was delicious with a perfect balance between dense and light. Interestingly, its only far source was one can of coconut milk. Taking that into account I thought it could've had more coconut flavor.

I'm not sure I would make it again, even with a few minor changes and some corn syrup. Perhaps that's just because I hate the thought of using corn syrup.

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