Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TWD: Orange-Coconut Tea Cake


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie offering was a Coconut Tea Cake. There were all kinds of variations to be made, so, since the lime-coconut version seemed to be the most popular, I decided to go with a Blood Orange-Coconut cake.




I added the zest of two small blood oranges and a few drops of orange oil. In place of the coconut milk, I used some of my powdered coconut milk, which I added to the dry ingredients; then I heated the water and butter together.


My only disappointment was that I couldn't detect the rum. Maybe I'll use more next time.


The outside of the cake looked a bit motley, but it was moist and delicious with a nice sugary crust. I had great plans to freeze some so I wouldn't be tempted to eat it all.



I lost.


It did last for quite a few days, retaining its moistness and flavor the entire time. I would highly recommend this cake as either a breakfast treat, a light snack, or a nice dessert.


The tea cake was chosen by Carmen of Carmen Cooks. It's definitely a cake I will make again. To read other opinions, stop by the TWD blog.

11 comments:

carmencooks said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for baking with me. :)

Nichi said...

nice!

Tia said...

Lovely tea cake! I like your twist using the blood orange zest.

cindy said...

I also used orange zest/juice but I also added ginger. It was really tasty. This cake is a winner.

Pamela said...

I liked the little bit of crust on this cake. It was a light cake and I could have eaten it all myself, too. Looks good!

jIll said...

Great idea with the blood oranges!

Susan said...

You lost. :D Too funny. The cake looks delicious! I have never tried blood oranges. Guess I should do something about that. :)

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cake looks great! I have never tried blood oranges but saw them in the grocery store a couple days ago - I wish I would have thought to use them in this cake!

mike said...

Well it LOOKS spectacular -I think I quadrupled the rum! :) That was my "variation" though... but the blood orange (something I've never used yet) sounds wonderful.

Becky said...

cool idea to use blood orange and oil. :) i loved mine too. Just made it today and will be posting tuesday.

YUM!

Kayte said...

Oh how pretty your cake turned out. Definitely up the rum next time, it gave a really lovely flavor. Your cake is beautiful.