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Coconut and Walnut Cake

About this recipe: This cake is made a little different than the average sponge cake. It's made with hot milk and topped with a coconut-walnut mixture, before being grilled.

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Ingredients
Makes: 1 23cm square tin

  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 125ml milk
  • 30g butter
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 30g butter
  • 35g desiccated coconut
  • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Method
Prep:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs for 4 minutes with electric mixer. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Mix together the flour and baking powder. Stir into creamed mixture until just combined.
  3. In a saucepan, heat 125ml milk and 30g butter until butter is melted. Add to batter, beat until combined. Pour into a greased 23cm square tin.
  4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Beat 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar and 30g butter in a bowl until combined. Stir in milk to desired consistency. Stir in coconut and walnuts. Spread over warm cake. Grill 10cm from heat source for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden.

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