This is what we are making today. Lebanese style coconut cake.
Prepare your tray first. Cut a circular baking paper according to your tin size.
Spread some soft butter lightly around your baking tray. Make sure your baking paper is sticking to the bottom. You can also use some butter on the baking paper.
Get your Father's cup and a sieve. Guess my Father's name!!
Sift 2 cups of flour onto a piece of deli paper.
Using the sieve to make a well in the centre.
Shredded coconut are chunkier pieces and add air to the cake mix when rising.
Finer coconut pieces for that extra coconutty flavour.
Add one cup of dedicated and one cup of shredded coconut to the flour.
Add one tablespoon of baking powder to the flour and coconut mix.
Wash your hands and mix it thoroughly to get an even flour distribution. Thumbs up from Mum!
Next beg your evil chickens to give you 3 fresh eggs. Bless father's chickens which eat everything from vegetables, beef, fellow chicken siblings to cakes. The healthiest chickens eat like humans.
Voila. Nice chickens.
Your trusty vanilla essence. You can use vanilla powder also.
Add two tablespoon of vanilla essence to your 3 eggs.
Add lemon rind to the eggs and vanilla. This is purely for the smell. This is optional.
In another bowl, add the 500 gms of butter and 1 cup of caster sugar.
And whisk on low speed until you get a crumbly appearance.
Keep whisking and you can increase the speed now that your sugar has blended with the butter.
Get your butter and sugar mix and add it to your eggs
Add 1cup of milk a little at a time.
Beat until the mix becomes like curd and continue to mix... You can add the flour, coconut that is on your deli paper to this
Keep beating the mix until you get something like this... Everything should be in one bowl at this time.
This is the consistency you should have.
Wash your hands and hand spoon your mixture into your pre prepared baking tray
Make sure you don't waste anything. All in!
Pat the mixture down until it's completely flat.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. This is a fan forced gas oven with the fan on. If yours is not fan forced. 200 degrees is fine.
Bake for 30 mins and just watch the top. Once it a nice golden brown it's done!!!
Optional decoration: use 1 jar of apricot jam to cover the entire cake and sprinkle with desiccated or shredded coconut.
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