Welcome to day #3 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by yours truly, and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Cakes and Cupcakes”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.
Today I have the pleasure of sharing a Christmas Coconut Cake with you. I am so excited about this one. I am such a huge fan of coconut. Any excuse I get to bake with it I'm going to take it. I love using coconut at Christmas time. It makes your cakes and cupcakes look like snow. Snow that tastes like coconut. Now wouldn't that be a perfect world. That would make winter worth putting up with.
I originally made a coconut cake by Martha Stewart but let's just say Martha let me down on this one. I refuse to accept that the cake's failure was mine. I mean I did all the freaking steps perfectly and the cake still fell like me wearing high heels on a plane. Not that "that" happened or anything. Anyhow I made her dream cake and let's just say it wasn't dreamy whatsoever. So plan B got called into action. I made a quick cake that just might be the easiest and tastiest coconut cake you will ever make. So this worked out beautifully if you ask me. Thanks Martha. When one door closes you open a window, or this case you make the easiest cake on the face of the planet.
- 1 box Mr Christie's Chocolate Wafers 200 g
- 1 tub of Cool Whip 1 L
- 1 package of sweetened flaked coconut 200 g
- Get out a plate or platter. Swipe a layer of cool whip in a line down the middle of the plate.
- Take two wafers and coat the back of one with cool whip, then drop some coconut on it, then place it on the plate so the cookies are standing up.
- Coat the next cookie with cool whip, then coconut and stick it to the cookies on the plate.
- Continue till all the cookies are in a log type cake formation.
- Now spread the rest of the cool whip over the cake.
- Coat generously with coconut.
- Stick in the fridge and let set up overnight.
- The magic of this is the cookies turn into a soft cake. You will not believe it the next day. It's one of the best cakes you can make, yet it's so easy and quick. You will be hooked on it immediately.
- Remove from fridge.
- Serve with a big old Christmas Coconut Cake smile! Then give Martha the finger!
Honestly anyone can make this cake. This is perfect for kids or your hubby to make. It has endless possibilities for jazzing it up. So get to the store, buy Mr. Christie's Chocolate Wafers and have at it. You can thank me later. I accept all forms of payment, cash, credit card, bags of flour, bags of money.
Hope you are enjoying Christmas Week. I promise I'll be back in my blog room tomorrow and hopefully I can reshoot some pics for you all. This one needs an inside photo of the cake. It wasn't set yet so I couldn't get a good shot. I'll take one for you when I inhale the whole cake later today. I promise. And you can ponder whether I meant I promise to take the shot or inhale the cake. Hm, which one did she mean???
Please take some time to stop by the other Christmas Week participants sites to see what lovely treats they have for you. I promise they will help inspire you to start your holiday baking. I know they inspire me on a daily basis.
Christmas in the Tropics Cake by Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Whiskey Nut Fruitcake by Heather of Girlichef
Make sure you tune in tomorrow for more Christmas Week antics. The theme tomorrow is "Gingerbread Surprise" and boy do we have some cool recipes going at you for this one.
Toodles and smoochies! xx