Whenever someone makes a mistake in the bakery, I always ask them if they can fix it. If something can be fixed or turned into something else, then the mistake doesn't really count. I hate wasting food yet sometimes it is necessary or sometimes it happens when you own a bakery, and I cannot avoid it. So, wasting something because of a mistake is something we try to avoid at all costs. Sometimes good things happen by mistake and this cake was one of them.
Kimi accidentally made double the amount of Almond Frosting we needed for Florentines. She knows the rules so 10 minutes later had the idea for this cake. It's a play off Almond Joy candy bars, which I loved when I was a kid. We altered the frosting slightly and created this amazing cake. It's a Coconut Cake, Chocolate Almond Frosting, Coconut, Almonds and Chocolate Ganache. Hello Spring!
Coconut Joy Cake | Makes 3 Layer 6" Cake
stick (113 g.) organic butter, softened
g. organic sugar
tsp. organic coconut extract
organic large eggs
- ½ cup
organic coconut milk
g. all natural cake flour
- ½ tsp.
- ½ tsp.
sticks organic butter, softened
g. organic powdered sugar, sifted
g. organic Dutch cocoa, sifted
tsp. organic almond extract
- 1-2 T. organic coconut milk
g. organic fine shredded coconut
- 43 g.
organic fine shredded coconut
g. organic almonds
Chocolate Ganache (find recipe here)
the Chocolate Ganache ahead of time, you can store in the fridge if you make
the day before.
oven to 350 degrees.
the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, add the butter,
sugar and coconut extract. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined.
the eggs and mix on low until combined.
a separate bowl, add the cake flour, sea salt and baking powder and whisk
the coconut milk and cake flour mixture into the butter mixture, mix on low
until combined into a smooth cake batter.
three 6” cake pans with parchment paper and measure batter evenly into each cake
pan, about 220 g. each.
for 17 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
the cakes have cooled, start the frosting. In the bowl of your stand mixer
fitted with paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and
coconut milk. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined, then speed mixer
up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy.
a cake stand or cake spinner, place the first layer of cake and spread frosting
evenly. Sprinkle some of the fine shredded coconut and top with Chocolate
Ganache (optional – I just put Chocolate Ganache on top, but you can also add into
the layers), top with second cake layer and repeat this process.
coat the outside of your cake and then frost it smooth.
a small bowl, add the fine shredded coconut and almonds for the topping and mix
around outside of the cake half way up the sides.
a small pile on top of the cake and drizzle with Chocolate Ganache.
in a cake dome.
Note: To make this cake gluten free, substitute the cake flour for an organic
gluten free flour blend.
Lakes – bake at 350 for 17 minutes