Thursday, October 9, 2014

Coconut/ Cherry Cake! It's not low calorie

Our lunch was based on a meal that I wanted to be healthy but when it comes to desserts I am sorry it has to be all or nothing at all, most of the time I bake.  I do bake low calorie scones and cupcakes and sometimes light cakes or pies but today it is a from scratch coconut cake.  I added some maraschino cherries to give it a little color and iced it with a confectionery sugar icing and some chopped walnuts.  It was really  good!  I found it to be a bit dry but hubby and daughter loved it.  Mom made a cake similar to this one only she put it in a dripping pan and added her nuts to the batter instead of topping the cake with it.  Here is the recipe.  Enjoy!  

Happy Baking!

1 cup butter softened
2 cups sugar (I use 1 1/2 cups)
4 eggs
3 cups self rising flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 handful of flaked coconut.
1/4 cup. chopped maraschino cherries drained
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Grease bunt pan..dust with flour.  Make sure ingredients are room temperature..Blend butter and sugar, add eggs..Beat well.  Add flour alternating with milk and beat after each addition.  Bake 40 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees..Cool and drizzle with icing!

I used 2 cups confectionery sugar
2 tsp. maraschino cherry juice
2 tablespoons softened butter
4 tablespoons milk

Mix well and drizzle over cake..Sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired

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