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Coconut Cake with Banana Curd

Coconut Jaggery Cake with Banana Curd filling topped with whipped cream.
Course Cake
Cuisine Baking
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 kg cake
Author Foodcow

Ingredients

Coconut Cake

  • 1 cup Coconut oil plus more for greasing
  • 2 cups all purpose flour/Maida
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Jaggery/brown sugar/normal sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup Coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup Desiccated Coconut

Soaking Syrup

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Jaggery
  • 2 Cardamom pods smashed

Banana Curd

  • 2 Bananas Mashed
  • 2 tbsp Salted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Jaggery
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Mix together the dry ingredients -flour,baking powder,baking soda,salt and dessicated coconut and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the jaggery, Vanilla essence,coconut oil and eggs.Mix well till the jaggery is fully disolved.
  • Add one third the flour mixture and one third the coconut milk and mix well.Do this alternatively till the flour mixture and the coconut milk is over.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees in two 9 inch pans for 25 -30 minutes.
  • Remove when the skewer(or toothpick or knife) comes out clean.Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the pans and cool on a wire rack.After its come to room temperature spoon or brush the soaking liquid on the cakes.

Soaking Syrup

  • Boil everything together for 5-10 minutes and cool before brushing it on the cakes.

Banana Curd

  • Heat the butter and jaggery in a pan till the butter melts.
  • Add in the bananas.
  • Whisk the yolks in a bowl.Add a bit go the banana mixture to it.This is done so the eggs are not added straight to the hot mixture and curdle.
  • Add the egg yolk mixture little at a time in the banana mixture in the pan.
  • Keep mixing till the whole mixture starts to bubble and thicken.Add in the lemon juice.
  • Remove from the heat and let it come to room temperature before using as a filling.