Sunday, December 12, 2010

Coconut Bread Cake and CSN $75 Giveaway Ends Today


My $75 CSN Giveaway ends tonight.  Click HERE to enter.

I have finally begun my Christmas baking and candy making.  This coconut bread is a recipe that I received from my mother--in-law Geniel.  If you are a coconut lover, you need to try it -- intense coconut flavor.  Of course I love the glaze that crystallizes and moistens this cake to make it special. 


 I made these in the new Nordic Ware brownie pan that I won in a giveaway from Lindsay and Brooks at Our Family Treat.  I am a huge fan of the intricate Nordic Ware pans -- thanks Lindsay and Brooks.

I have a WONDERFUL new giveaway starting tomorrow!  I am giving away, in conjunction with my "It's Your Wonderful Life" Party, a "Mrs. Christmas" Apron!  This apron is hand made by Mrs. Christmas herself -- my sister Jacqueline.  Click Purple Chocolat Home to see the apron.  For some reason I can't load up the picture, but I will have it for you tomorrow.


Coconut Bread

Bread
4 eggs, beaten well
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup coconut
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk

Mix all the ingredients together.  Bake in 2 large pans at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  For the mini brownie pan, it took about `15 minutes and made about 30 individual cakes.  I used about one scoup and one half of my Pampered Chef cookie scoop.

Glaze


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon coconut extract

Put sugar, water, and butter in medium sauce pan and boil for about 5 minutes.  Bring to a boil on medium and then lower temperature while boiling for 5 minutes.  Then add coconut extract.  Pour glaze over top while the bread is still hot.

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Tuesday Night Supper Club, Show and Tell

11 comments:

Mimi said...

Your coconut bread looks delicious, I am going to make it to take to some friends...I will use some vintage jello molds, I think.
I love the apron, it is one of the prettiest I have seen!

Nancy said...

Yummy! I love coconut anything. It seems people either love coconut or just hate it. These are cute and look so moist. A definite must try for me.

Thank you for the recipe!

Nancy

Judy said...

Ohhhhh Joni!!! I am an absolute coconut junkie. I have an on going love affair with the stuff. I've told my kids that in order to live at my house they have to love 3 things... coconut, nuts and chocolate! Luckily they all do. This recipe is definitely on my short list! Thanks.
~Judy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

These look great Joni! I love coconut, they'd be great with my morning coffee:@)!

Joycee said...

These look so moist and good! I should know the amounts of sugar water and butter for the glaze, but could you share in a comment? Thanks Joni for all the great recipes you share with us! These will be gifts to neighbors this year...

Clements Family said...

Those look so good! I will have to try this recipe to go with my little bundt cake pan!

Lisa said...

Also a coconut lover so I know I would love this! They look amazing and so pretty!

Erin said...

Ohhh....these look fantastic!!! I'm going to try to make these!!!

Oh....and I LOVE the Christmas blog background! :)

Tricia said...

Yum, these look delicious. I'd love it if you linked this up to my Holiday Recipe link party.


http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/p/holiday-recipe-link-party.html

Those mini bunts are adorable.

ceodraiocht said...

Those look scrumptious - thanks for sharing. I have that mini bundt pan so I'm set to go as well.
Maggie

Christy said...

i am raising my hand so very high right now...i LOVE coconut. the idea of a coconut bread is swirling through my head right now and i almost want to drop everything and run to the kitchen! oh i can't wait until morning :). thank you for sharing this with tuesday night supper club!

Engageya