Thursday 12 June 2008

Cardamon Infused Coconut Cake Recipe

Cardamoms and Coconuts are two ingredients which are used widely in Indian cuisine - paired together they are a match made in heaven - very delicious.

Here Chef cooks a delicious coconut cake - once cooked Chef pours a sweet cardamom glace over the cake that soaks into the coconut sponge infusing it with the essence of the cardamom pods.

This cake recipe is easy to make and very delicious to eat, if you like Indian flavours then this is one tasty cake recipe for you.

Ingredients for cardamom infused coconut cake recipe

4oz Sunflower Margarine
4oz Caster Sugar
3oz Desiccated Coconut
5oz Self Raising Flour
2 Medium Eggs

For the Cardamon Infusion Glaze

1/2-3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Shot Glass or Small Egg Cup Water
1-2 Pinch Cardamon Powder

How to make a cardamom and coconut sponge cake

Cream together margarine and caster sugar.

Add the coconut, flour and eggs.

Mix well.

Pour coconut cake batter into a greased and floured cake tin.

Place into a hot oven at 180C for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

For the cardamom infusion place the water, powdered sugar and cardamom powder into a small pan.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

You will be left with a loose glaze.

After 5 minutes or so insert holes into the coconut sponge cake using a skewer.

Pour over 1/2 to 3/4 of the cardamon mixture all over the cake.

Leave cake to cool.

Slice and serve.

Enjoy this delicious cardamom infused coconut sponge cake recipe.

Why not check out Chef Jeenas

coconut sponge cake recipe

traditional English sponge cake recipe

or Chefs index page for cake recipes

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Finla said...

Cake looks delicious. I can imagine the delicious smell from your kitchen.
I have never thought about adding cardamom to a cake.

Lisa Turner said...

You've outdone yourself with this one Jenna! Coconut and cardamom is a perfect pairing.

Elle said...

That looks so moist and delicious!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm this cake looks delicious. I love the combination of flavors, yet the recipe itself is quite simple (perfect for the weak bakers out there like me...).

Anonymous said...

i have visited your food blog for a long time now and am a fan :-)

i've not commented before and thought i would just let you know what a wonderful cake and how tasty it looks. Jeena you have a wide range of recipes that our family cooks and we love them all, you have a lovely food blog and we thank you for sharing them with us.great blog.Veda :)

test it comm said...

That cake looks good! I like the sound of a coconut cake with cardamom.

Anonymous said...

It looks excellent. Would love one piece now with my coffee. I am also impressed with the cardamon coconut pairing...Big Kiss from Germany

Andhra Flavors said...

looks perfect cake.i have never thought abt adding coconut to cake.

grace said...

i absolutely adore coconut cake, but i've only ever eaten it slathered with cream cheese frosting and garnished with toasted coconut (it's the southern way). that glaze would be a lovely alternative, and i'm sure it makes the cake unbelievably moist!

Arabic Bites said...

Very nice recipe jeena. I love Cardamons & Coconuts,I'll definitely give it a try.


@the_whisk_affair said...

hey jeena, love your cake, the glaze is just awesome!! and it looks very spongy and soft too :-) i dont know if u are interested, but i think u can send this to AFAM-coconut at Tasty palettes!!

Leslie said...

That cake sure did have a great photo shoot!!!Looks delish!!
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Anonymous said...

It look's to good to be through I am definitely going to try this

Suganya said...

Hi Jeena....
This is a very different recipe. Looks so good. Nice try. YUM!. The cake looks so moist. YUM!

Cakelaw said...

Cardamom and coconut is a great flavour combination - lovely.

Viji said...

It is inviting Jeena. Very nice presentation. Viji

RecipeGirl said...

Jeena, This looks delish! I love a good coconut cake :)

Anonymous said...

My, my! This is talking to me. I love teh aroma of cardamom, and I use it a lot in my black tea for a nice flavor. In Azerbaijan we use this spice a lot in baked goodies. Your cake looks lovely! I am bookmarking it. Thank you!

Ulya said...

Hi Jeena.I cook this cake and it was very delicious.Thanks for your recipes.