Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Just Because Coconut Cake

Just because, I stopped at our local library book sale.... some 6 months ago mind you.
Just because, I found some old Gourmet, Cooks Illustrated and Bon Appetit Magazines for .25 cents...major score.
Just because, I took them home and read them for a week straight, shelved them.... never making a single recipe from them until last night.
Just because, I decided to make the utterly gorgeous Coconut Rum Cake from September 2007 Issue of Gourmet.
Just because, I left out the rum. (teacher can't have alcohol on her breath can she?)
Just because, I did not read reviews of recipe on until AFTER I made the cake.
Just because I have no self confidence..... I read the 50+ reviews of the cake.... split down the middle... you were either going to love it or hate it..... oh no....I am my worst critic. I sided with the cake haters on this one and worried all morning long that I was bringing in a flop of a cake to work.....nobody would like it.
Just because, I drove all the way to work with one hand on the wheel, the other on the cake cover... so it wouldn't slip and the frosting wouldn't mess.
Just because, my friends all ate it, kids wanted a piece and others asked for seconds......
Just because I want to... I recommed that you read reviews BEFORE you bake..... lots of tips... I went solo on this one- tips would have helped.
Just in case you are interested, you can find the recipe here: Coconut Rum Cake


  1. I like your style. That is a gorgeous cake either way. I love coconut so I'd probably rate it high. I started cooking Indian food 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with cancer.Now I'm well..but I'm still cooking...interesting the intersections of health and cooking!

  2. Just because you are really a great baker!!!!
    Just because you are much better than you give yourself credit for!!
    Just because you succeeded where others failed!!

    Your cake is time save me a piece please!

  3. Well heck, it looks great! I feel the same way though. Have some cheesecake in my fridge I am afraid to share...I guess I better before I eat it all:)

  4. Kathy! What a fantastic connection... food and healing is where it is at! I love Indian food and can attest to it's healing benefits. Thrilled to meet you! Thank you!

  5. Chef D: Yes, I will save you a piece if you save me one! You must be on a peanut butter kick! Me....coconut! Thank you for the encouraging words!

  6. Othelia.... Share you cheesecake! Wished you lived closer!... I am always afraid to share too... no worries....give it as a gift! ♥


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