Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Coconut Ice Sponge

This cake is quick & easy to make and never lasts long in our house as its a favourite. for such little work the results are oh so delicious! I call it coconut ice sponge as the pink iced topping sprinkled with coconut reminds me of the sweet (candy) coconut ice.

1/3 cup (50g) cornflour
1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
1/3 cup (50g) self-raising flour
4 x 60g eggs, at room temperature
2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar

Grease 2 x deep, 20cm round cake tins (or different tins, as directed in individual recipes) and line bases with baking paper. Sift flours and 1/4 tsp salt together three times to aerate.

Preheat oven to 180C. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl on medium-high speed for 6 minutes, or until mixture is thick, pale and tripled in volume.

Gradually sift flour mixture over egg mixture while simultaneously folding in with a large metal spoon until just combined. Divide mixture between prepared tins. To level batter, gently spin tins on kitchen counter. Bake for 20 minutes (or as directed in individual recipes), or until cakes have shrunk away from the sides slightly and spring back when gently touched.

Turn out on to baking paper-lined wire racks. Carefully peel away baking paper, then leave to cool.
fill with jam & cream & ice as desired!

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Mix It Up Mondays
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Beth said...

Your cake looks absolutely delicious, Bridget. Mmmm! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Snap said...

I love coconut! Happy Tea Day!

Ellen said...

This sounds amazing! Welcome to the world of blogging.

Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to many great recipes!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bridget,
Yumm! Your cake is not only pretty but it looks delicious too! Thanks for sharing the recipe and joining me for tea today.


Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Yummy! What a wonderful recipe! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yum, coconut cake. I want it!

Johanna said...

Hi Bridget,
the recipe sounds great as I love coconut, too. Thanks for sharing this lovely cake recipe.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

A pretty, and yummy looking cake.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

Wow Bridget, this cake looks delicious. Thanks for joining my party so others can learn how to make it.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Bridget,
What an awesome Cake, we would really enjoy this recipe. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen