Friday, September 7, 2012

Coconut Berry Cake

After a small summer break, I am back in my kitchen trying new recipes. This summer was all about eating. It was not the plan at the beginning, but it ended up like that. It started with our holidays in Croatia, where we were spoilt with delicious sea food and loads of ice cream. Heading to the south of France I was back to fine cuisine and last but not least, being back in Belgrade brought me back to a wide range of lovely desserts. But during all this time, I was not the one to prepare the food. I liked the fact that I was enjoying what others prepared or what we simply ordered in pastry shops. 

But only a few seconds after having arrived back home the question " What to prepare next" popped already up in my head. I love berries. So I was looking for something new, something I have never tried before. And then I found the Coconut Berry cake. I have to say this cake is an all-rounder. You could easily enjoy it for breakfast. It's not too sweet yet very fruity or in the afternoon with a nice cup of coffee. The perfect cake to bring along when you're invited for coffee I guess. 

The coconut might scare some of you off, but really it's only a fine coconut note and no intense coconut taste. It's just how it should be. As you might have noticed I am totally satisfied with the result. I will definitely bake it again, and maybe even change the fruits. I will let you know what the result is. I was thinking about peaches or nectarines. Maybe even Mango. It seems as if there were a lot of variations to try. 

For 8 servings you need:

80g butter
 big eggs
20 cl coconut milk
250g flour
1 bag baking powder
120g sugar
150 berry mix

preheat the oven to 180°C

Melt the butter in a saucepan. In a middle-sized bowl whisk together the eggs and the coconut milk. Add the flour, the baking soda, the sugar and the melted butter and mix until you get an even dough. Finally add the berries and mix again. 

Put the dough into a cake pan and let it bake for 50 min. 

Let the cake cool down before you take it out of the pan.



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