We realize the name constrains this cake to one time a year. But it so does not need to be Christmas to make this impressively coconut-y cake. Coconut is tropical anyway, right? Plus, the flakes look like confetti, with means party, which means birthdays, which means Eat. This. Cake. For the coconut fan in your life, be a pal and when birthday time rolls around, bake the three white cake layers covered with a light snowfall (or flurry of confetti) of flaked coconut.
This Christmas cake—three white cake layers covered with a light snowfall of flaked coconut—is the most festive dessert we know. If we’re feeling unusually energetic, we make it with fresh coconut (see Tip). Otherwise, we substitute coconut cream, which is a lot easier to manage.... Read More