Coconut and Cream Cheese Cake

    Coconut and Cream Cheese Cake


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    This is a rich and dense cake that includes coconut and cream cheese, it is perfect for heavy duty cake decorating like weddings and birthdays.

    Serves: 16 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 3 cups (660g) white sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon coconut essence
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 cups desiccated coconut

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 165 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm ring tin.
    2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and cream cheese until well blended.
    3. Add sugar then beat until light and fluffy.
    4. Blend in the eggs one at a time then stir in the coconut essence.
    5. Mix in flour and baking powder until just moistened then stir in coconut.
    6. Spoon batter into the prepared cake tin.
    7. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    8. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cake rack.

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