Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake | #BundtaMonth

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake by Cravings of a Lunatic

There is nothing I like better than a tropical theme. Well unless you count actually being in the tropics.

Since I’m stuck waiting out old man winter here in the cold Canuck climate I was thrilled when they announced the theme this month. I figure if you can’t be in the tropics, then pretending to be is a close second.

While I’d much rather be eating this cake in Hawaii being served Blue Hawaiians by a gorgeous pool boy, who if I’m lucky looks a lot like Timothy Olyphant, I’ll have to settle for eating this cake while watching Justified. And drooling.

Over the cake.

Yah, that’s it.

Sure it is!

Okay so first I had grand plans to do something wickedly cool with the inside of this cake. Then I got wickedly sick. So my plans got put on hold.

But it’s cool. I made this work.

If working means a bundt cake I got overzealous using the ganache on, then threw way too much coconut on it, then realized it looks like a giant coconut glazed donut.

Meh.

Whatever.

Bring on the giant donut.

Wait till later this week when you see what I did with the bundt top. It’s kind of like a muffin top. But bigger. And of the food variety. Not the lady stuffed too much of herself her in pants that don’t fit variety.

Moving on…

Enjoy the giant coconut glazed donut,

er,

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake!

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake from Cravings of a Lunatic

 

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake | #BundtaMonth

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 1 large Bundt Cake

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake | #BundtaMonth

Fabulous chocolate and coconut bundt cake that's quite simple to make. Topped with chocolate ganache and coconut.

Ingredients

    For the Cake:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • For the Ganache:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 10 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • For the Garnish:
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut

Instructions

    For the Cake:
  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Spray your Bundt pan generously with non stick spray.
  • In a large bowl whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, and saltl.
  • In a small bowl mix the milk and vanilla together.
  • Now cream your butter and sugar in a stand mixer until it's light and fluffy. Beat in your eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addtion. Add your extracts, mix again.
  • Now reduce your mixer to low speed and add the flour mixture, alternate that with milk mixture, ending with flour. Fold in your coconut and mix till combined.
  • Spoon your batter into the pan.Slide cake into preheated oven.
  • Bake for about 55 to 60 minutes.
  • Allow to cool. Then invert the pan onto a plate.
  • For the Glaze:
  • In a medium saucepan heat cream until hot but not quite boiling, do this over a medium low heat.
  • Remove pan from the burner.
  • Add the chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  • Allow to cool just a bit.
  • Pour over cake.
  • For the Garnish:
  • Sprinkle coconut over top.
  • Serve with a big old chocolate coconut smile!

Notes

Recipe slighted adapted from Martha Stewart

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Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake, Cravings of a Lunatic

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    ooo it came out perfectly!! I love the cake stand too!!

  2. 2

    Love the coconut and chocolate! This bundt looks rich and deeeelicious-and like a big donut hahahaa

  3. 3

    Kim! Love this! and I think we all would love a gorgeous pool boy who looks like Timothy Olyphant. . or better yet, I’ll take Bradley Cooper. . ok, now I can’t even think about bundt cakes. Love this bundt!

  4. 4

    That looks so moist and delicious. chocolate and coconut – how could you go wrong? I like a lot of coconut on my cake so it’s perfect. :)

  5. 5

    Nothing like a bundt!

  6. 6

    There is nothing wrong with a giant donut. In my world, that’s a dream come true. This cake looks amazing.

  7. 7

    A giant donut is heaven my friend jjust like your cake :D

    Cheers
    CCU

  8. 8

    Oh Kim! I can always count on your for a chuckle. Giant coconut donut cracked me up. It looks like a big coconut covered chocolate bundt cake to me. And I can’t wait to see what you did with the top.

  9. 9

    I love that it looks like a giant donut but I am sorry to hear you have been sick. It seems I am fructose intolerant. Do you know anything about that or have been tested for it? It’s scary for bakers like us.

    • 10
      Kim Bee says:

      First of all thank you.

      I have heard of it. I would likely be quite thrown for a loop with that one. I know it’s in so many things. Have you found a way to substitute yet? I would imagine it’s tricky.

      I’ve been tested for every thing under the sun. We run them and the answer is always the same. I do know for me the days I cook completely from scratch and avoid processed foods I feel better. And whole wheat is a huge no-no for me. As is alcohol. Pork I avoid but do give in on occasion. And I avoid dark greens like spinach and kale, things like that tend to feel like they’re killing me as they go through my system. So if you notice the lack of dark green salads that would be why, lol. I can do broccoli, but never raw. Raw veggies rub more. It’s sad that I know that. Lol.

      • 11

        You are a very complex girl! With fructose intolerance, it’s a matter of reducing the fructose intake because it’s virtually impossible to eliminate it completely. You would die of malnutrition because it is in fruit and vegetables. It is in wheat, all whole grains, sugars including honey and many other foods. When I ate kale for the first time a few weeks back, I was quite sick and that triggered my interest in fructose because I discovered it is full of it. Cooking reduces the fructose in many vegetables whereas fresh is worse. Maybe check that they have tested you for it because many doctors don’t know about it and the internet has a lot of conflicting info about it. I think it is a relatively new discovery.

        • 12
          Kim Bee says:

          I really am. I have had mine so long I’ve learned how to find a balance 90% of the time. But man the other 10% is killer painful. I actually have to do in for a knee injury so I’m going to ask her about it. I would think it was tested when we did the mast cell disorder stuff but never hurts to make sure. I could do without veggies but I love fruit. Which is interesting cuz during the vacation of doom I was eating a ton of fruit. Thanks for the heads up. I’m intrigued to learn more.

          Are you feeling any better at all?

          • 13

            I feel great when I can limit the fructose but it is a hard learning curve because of the accumulative effect of fructose during the day. I can eat a particular thing in the morning but not in the afternoon because of this. I always wondered why I was worse in the afternoon. I love fruit but always dreaded a fruit salad as dessert when at someone’s place. It would spell disaster but I never understood why. A lot of things are finally making sense.

  10. 14

    Lovely pictures and wonderful looking cake. Love the combo of chocolate and coconut!!

  11. 15

    You have been busy, Kim Bee! I am a huge coconut fan…and could do major damage to this beautiful Bundt. That last photo is marvelous!!!

  12. 16

    You´re right, bring on the giant donut! A chocolate coconut lover´s dream. We should pack this cake to eat on the way to Hawaii…

  13. 17

    Hey there’s nothing wrong with a giant glazed donut! Pass a slice, please.

  14. 18

    LOL It is like a giant chocolate donut! But, a healthy one. After all it does have vanilla yogurt listed as an ingredient =) As always, Kim, your baked goodie looks scrumptious.

  15. 19

    It does look a little like a doughnut! But I love coconut – and doughnuts! – so that’s OK by me. Really nice recipe, and it does look great – thanks for this.

  16. 20
    Lora @cakeduchess says:

    oh, it is like a giant chocolate donut and I think I would happily take a dozen;)You always crack me up, Kim Bee. Gorgeous cake. Thank you for being a part of our #BundtaMonth , crazy about bundt group:)xx

  17. 21

    Guess what’s for breakfast?!

  18. 22

    Absolutely perfect, Kim Bee! I could definitely eat a big ol’ chocolate coconut doughnut.

  19. 23

    SO sorry to hear you’ve been sick! Happy you were feeling well enough to bake with us this month. And this cake is gorgeous! I don’t think there’s ever too much ganache or too much coconut and this cake is no exception. I want to grab a fork and dive right in. Chocolate and coconut together is right up my alley!

  20. 24

    This post cracked me up. And oh yeah, Raylan Givens is welcome at poolside any day also. Gorgeous donut, I mean cake! ;)

  21. 25

    I live for chocolate and coconut. This looks Fan-Freaking-Tastic!

  22. 26

    I love cakes that end up looking like donuts! They’re the best because you know they’re loaded with delicious glaze and fabulous add-ons. This bundt looks incredible. I wish I were somewhere tropical enjoying a giant slice or two.

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