Thursday, June 10, 2010

Coconut cake from Patrick and Gina Neely's recipe

We frequently watch food network and other than Paula an Ina garten, the Neelys are on our list. We love to catch Sunny Anderson but seem to miss her show. This is a typical southern style coconut cake, been in the Neely's family for generations now. So we can safely say this is a pretty authentic recipe. We all loved the cake. Try it and see for yourself.


  • Nonstick baking spray, for pan
  • 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
  • cream cheese lemon Glaze, recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut


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.

Cream cheese and lemon glaze:

3 tablespoon Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
2tablespoon milk

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Let stand for 20 minutes to thicken.


Priya June 10, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

Elegant cake looks gorgeous..

Rachana Kothari June 10, 2010 at 1:30 PM  

What a delicious cake. It looks beautiful too :-)

Soma Pradhan June 10, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

looks really very very yummy...

Jay June 12, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

wow...what a delicious treat...simply mouth watery.
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Parita June 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM  

Cake looks the glaze!

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