Saturday, June 26, 2010

Coconut Custardy Cake

It is quite true that in the summer lighter meals are so much more appealing. I just wish these hot days similarly diminished my sweet tooth. But really, what could be better than a nice homemade cake after a day out at the pool? This is a great recipe for those sultry afternoons where nothing says summer better than coconut. This custardy coconut cake is so moist and seasonal that it makes you feel like you are in the tropics even if you actually are in the Midwest. The real beauty of this cake though is that you can simply throw all the ingredients in a blender, turn it out into a pan and bake - simple as that!

Coconut Custardy Cake

2 cups milk
1 cup grated unsweetened coconut
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
½ cup all purpose flour
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and sugar a 9-inch square cake pan (first grease the pan with butter, then spoon sugar into the greased pan, tilt pan so the sugar slides over all inside surfaces. Turn the pan over and tap to remove extra sugar)

Put all ingredients in the jar of a blender and mix well until combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan before removing and slicing it.


  1. My Brazilian mother-in-law makes these all the time, she call's them "Grandma's sweets" I love that there is parmesan cheese in it but you'd never know it!

  2. "Grandma's Sweets" sounds like a good name! What other delicious sweets does she make?

  3. Salam sis Katia, I would like to make this yummy cake today. But I wanna know, what if I dont have the cheese? Could I go without it or need to substitute something for it? Kindly let me know. May this Ramadhan bring abundant mercy from Allah to you and all your near and dear ones.

  4. Salam sister, Ramadan Mubarak! I am really sorry I did not see your post before. Did you already make the cake, how did it turn out? It is only 1/2 cup of cheese so I think it would be fine but maybe a little less moist.

  5. wa Alaykum as Salam sister Katia.

    Belated Eid mubarak. I did make the cake without the cheese, as I dint had time to go to the store. It came out well, but it wasn't fluffy but it was dense. Next time, I would try to recreate it with proper ingredients. I had taken that to the local masjid fro Ifthaar, so had no way to ask anyone about it. (Desserts are always served to Brothers side only...dunno why !!) Thanks for sharing though.

    wa Salam


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