Coconut Almond Cake

    1 hour 45 minutes

    Very delicious cake with a sugar glaze. The combination of rum, coconut and almond essences give it a very unique flavour.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 14 

    • 250g butter
    • 125g margarine
    • 3 cups (600g) white sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) evaporated milk
    • 1 teaspoon rum flavoured essence
    • 1 teaspoon coconut essence
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon rum flavoured essence
    • 1 teaspoon coconut essence
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease a ring tin and line with baking paper. Grease the baking paper. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter, margarine and 3 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add 1 teaspoon rum essence and 1 teaspoon coconut essence. Add flour mixture alternately with milk and evaporated milk. Mix until smooth.
    3. Pour batter into ring tin. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool.
    4. Make the glaze: in a saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon rum essence, 1 teaspoon coconut essence and 1 teaspoon almond essence. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Use a toothpick to pierce all over the top of the cake. Pour the glaze over the cooled cake and allow it to soak in.
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    At first I wasn't sure if maybe I would ruin the cake by adding the sugar/water solution. Fearful that my dessert would become "soggy cake," I only added half of the mix. Next time, I'll know better--add it all! It truly makes it a wonderful, unique dessert!  -  07 Apr 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake was pretty good, but I decided not to use the sugar glaze. I thought the cake was already sweet and didn't really need it. I also added a bit of vanilla  -  12 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was an excellent pound cake - very rich and addictive :-) Plan to give some pieces to neigbors and friends.  -  10 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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