When we were getting ready to butcher our pigs a week or so ago I wanted to have a cake prepared for snacks and maybe dessert, and this is what I came up with.
- 4 cups self raising flour
- 2 cups coconut
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 can coconut cream
- 10 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups cold water
Mix dry ingredients, add coconut cream, olive oil and water. Mix until all combined.
Spread in a lined tin and bake for 30 minutes in a moderate oven.
Check to see if it is cooked and then when cold ice with chocolate icing with coconut sprinkled on top.
This cake was delicious and moist, a little crumbly but great with cream.
PS. This is a big recipe so you could definitely halve it if you wanted a smaller cake.
21 thoughts on “COCONUT CHOCOLATE CAKE”
Oh, my! This looks wonderful!!! 🙂
Thank you so much Cheryl, it tasted really good. Blessings to you and yours.
Thank you Cheryl, it tasted as good as it looked too. Blessings
yum!!!!!! I wonder, is coconut cream the same as coconut milk??? Coconut is a favorite among hubby and Papa (papa grew and harvested them in Cuba and then it became illegal under Castro as the “state” claimed all the coconuts). He loves drinking the milk fresh from it, and the soap made from fresh coconut is amazing.
Now I’m going to have to make a chocolate cake with coconut. I’m drooling for chocolate coconut now instead of my oatmeal and fruit breakfast! 😛
Hey there Angie, coconut milk (canned) is thicker than milk, I’m not sure though. I have never heard of soap made from fresh coconut, will have to research that. I find it very interesting when you tell us about how it was for your Papa, thank you for that.
Oh and please enjoy your breakfast ;-). Blessings
Still thinking about that chocolate!
We travel down Papa’s memory lane regularly as he gets older (89 soon) and likes to tell his stories. He is trying to pass on traditions from the island, so that the world before Castro is not forgotten.
Thanks Angie for sharing with us, you have me very interested in Cuba now and it isn’t a place I know much about. I’m going to do some research for my own interest now and I so appreciate that you share snippets of Papa’s stories here. Blessings to you.
love coconut and chocolate will be making this soon thanks for sharing have a great day
Hey Lorraine, thanks for stopping by, let me know how you go with this cake. Have a great weekend. Blessings.
MMm i love the sound of this cake.
I can’t wait to bake …tomorrow maybe.
Thanks Trish, hope it goes well. Blessings and thanks for stopping by.
Great, now I want cake! LOL Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I can’t wait to see what you share this week!
Thanks for hosting Mindie, I always enjoy popping over. Blessings and have a great week.
I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls
I love this kind of recipe. So easy but tastes darn good. Thank you so much for sharing it at Thriving on Thursdays. It’s always a pleasure to see you each week. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you again tomorrow.
Anne @ Domesblissity xx
Thank you so much Anne for the feature and for hosting the link up. Hope you have a great week, see you tomorrow. Blessings
I love this flavor combination!! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I loved having you!! Hope you can join us again tomorrow!! Pinned to My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Pinterest page!! 🙂
Thank you Elaine for stopping by and for hosting. This is a lovely cake. Blessings to you this week..
Love coconut and chocolate, so I’m thinking we’ll definitely love this cake! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂
Thank you CJ for your lovely encouraging comment. Thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend. Blessings