Apr 26, 2012

Coconut Cake Bites

I am sure everyone would be enjoying the warm Springtime now! Hence i thought of making colourful cake bites. This is a normal coconut cake recipe and the different colours of the decoration makes it more perfect for the season :) Few weeks back I had a great time experiencing the beauty of Springtime flowers at Tulip town. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held each year from April 1st- April 30th. During this time, thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom! The view was simply amazing!! I have shared a photo collage below. Hope you'll like it.  And now onto the recipe:

Ingredients for the Cake
  • 1 1/4cup All purpose flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Fry coconut flakes slightly & keep aside.
  3. Into a bowl whisk  flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside. 
  4. 

In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  5. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and coconut milk. Mix well. 
  6. Add the mixed dry ingredients, fried coconut flakes and combine thoroughly.  

  7. Bake for 25 to 30 min.
  8. Cool the cake and cut into round shapes using cookie cutter & apply frosting as explained below.
Ingredients for Honey butter cream frosting
  • 2 tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
Directions
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter together until light and smooth. 
  2. Add the confectioners sugar  and honey slowly  until thoroughly incorporated. 

  3. Spread on the cake bites & decorate with coloured coconut flakes.
Ingredients for the Decoration
  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Food colours

Here is a glimpse of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival :)



28 comments:

Anzz said...

Your blog looks very colorful with all the wonderful pics. Am sure u enjoyed the festival..! Lovely coconut bites. Flavorsome and lovely..!

Square Meals said...

The cake bites look absolutely delish. The tulips are gorgeous too :-)

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DivyaGCP said...

Beautifully decorated cake bites.. Just right for the spring time.. Love the pictures of the tulip festival..

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Julie said...

wow..What a beautiful tray of colored coconut cake tulips,absolutely a kids delight !!Loved the collage as well..:D

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Anu said...

Coconut bites looks delicious and love the Tulip festival, I wish i would have been there

R said...

so tempting! luv the tulip pics too..

faseela said...

the cake and the decoration is really fabulous....bookmarked it to give it a try.....
Thanks 4 the visit my daughters blog and for your lovely comment......

Jay said...

looks awesome...cant wait to try your recipe
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Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious. Love the tulips photos. Wish to go thr once.

simran said...

very pretty and colourful....would love to sink my teeth into one right now!......gorgeous tulips!

Tina said...

tempting..

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

These are so lovely & colorful! Beautiful spring color indeed! :)

radha said...

It seems as though the cake bites were inspired by the colourful tulips.

Hema said...

Very yummy cakes, like the frosting with honey, and the tulip pictures look awesome..

Rosh said...

Love the colours!! So delicious :)

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...the cake bites look very yummy dear!!love the gorgeous spring colors !!!!

Priya said...

Irresistible cake bites,wish to grab some.

Elpiniki said...

What beautiful and colorful cakes! I just love these pics!

cookingvarieties said...

hi Teena, i really am so delighted to see your beautiful and colorful cakes. looks very merry. have a nice day

Roshni said...

The cakes looks as colourful as the flowers

easyfoodsmith said...

Your coconut cake bites beautifully sum up the spring - colourful, feisty and joyful. The pics of tulips is breathtakingly beautiful :)

Giancarlo said...

buona giornata e felice week end...ciao

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Divya Pramil said...

Those tulips are as lovely as your recipe!!
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Executiva de Panela said...

Coconut is very popular here in Brazil. Yours suggestion is just great for an appetizer. The picture of the flowers is really beautiful!

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Hi Teena Mary, I hope everything is O;kay. Have not seen any new post in your blog since. Was wondering if you're fine. Take care Teena

Teena Mary said...

Kit @ i-lostinausten: Thanks a lot for stopping by to find how i was doing!! I'm absolutely fine. Got busy with some family commitments so i was unable to post recipes frequently. Hope you are going good & thx 4 ur lovely comments too :)

Teena Mary said...

Hi folks, Thank you for your valuable comments!! I'm so glad that you all loved the cake & the flowers :) Those colourful flowers inspired me to make this colourful cake :)

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