White Cake with Coconut-Brown Sugar Icing

    40 minutes

    This cake is delicious and very simple to whip together, perfect for summer dessert. The coconut-brown sugar icing is special!

    15 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) skim milk
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 6 tablespoons softened butter
    • 10 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) thickened cream

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Grease and flour a 20cm cake pan.
    2. Combine the milk, 1 tablespoon butter and vanilla essence in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then remove from the heat and set aside. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with a hand mixer until smooth.
    3. Slowly pour in the white sugar while beating on high speed. Stir in the flour mixture until a few large lumps of flour remain then pour in the warm milk mixture and continue stirring until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
    5. Stir 6 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and coconut and cream together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Spread over the cooled cake to serve.

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    This is a family favorite that my mother used to make and now I've been making for years. I usually make 1 1/2 recipes of this and bake it in a 9x13 pan. We also spread the frosting on the cake right out of the oven and then broil it till bubbly. Delicious!  -  10 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have been baking this cake for many years but instead of baking powder I use 1 tsp. baking soda. Also the icing should be heated for about 3 min. then poured over the cake as soon as it is finished baking, then return cake to oven for 5 minutes. It's a great treat.  -  10 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is FABULOUS and has been around for many, many, many years!!!...Actually, one of MY childhood favorites that I passed on to my own family! ~This cake also tastes Great iced with a white butter icing topped with crushed pecans....  -  10 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)