Monday, August 19, 2013

Celebrating A Birthday With A Homemade Coconut Birthday Cake

This weekend my family and I celebrated my daughter Samantha's birthday. It was a lovely day, with lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, and a delicious Italian dinner prepared for us by her husband.

I made her birthday cake, it was coconut, a kind I had never made before. It came out wonderful, and it's a perfect cake for any special occasion.
My grandsons picked out these fun candles, they thought their Mom would like them, and she did.

This recipe is from Ina Garten, otherwise known as the Barefoot Contessa. You can find it in the Barefoot Contessa At Home cookbook, and here is the recipe at the Food Network website.

This cake does take some time to make, and requires quite a lot of butter, but it is well worth the effort. I just love Ina Garten, and all of her recipes that I have tried always come out well. This is the first time I made this cake, and everyone loved it so much, I'll be making it again.

You don't even have to be a coconut lover to love the taste of this cake either. My six year old grandson was sure he wouldn't like the cake until he tasted it. He ate it all and told me he wanted this cake for his own birthday.

I think this cake makes a very pretty presentation, and whatever occasion you make for, you'll definitely enjoy it.

The recipe is quite long, so I have included it in the link above. I guarantee that if you make this cake, you'll love it!!


  1. happy birthday! the cake looks great and i really like the candles

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