Darned if they did not look the same but when it came and I opened the box, I knew I had goofed! Coconut Flakes are a lot fluffier and bigger and these were shredded so fine it would be awesome in a cookie recipe but I still decided to go ahead and make our dessert. Now, it really isn’t a cake and even when we make it the regular way it does not hold up like a cake. It is more along the lines of a coconut pudding like cake. It is suppose to fall all over your plate, not sit up like a cake. I wanted to explain that so you understand the pictures I am about to show you.Here is what the recipe is and you can substitute the Shredded Coconut for the flakes and it will look even more awesome!
- 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour
- 1 cup White Cake Mix or Cake Flour
- 1 Tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Powdered Buttermilk
- 2-1/2 cups Water
- 3 Eggs
- 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar (I already had some)
- 1/2 Tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Sea Salt
- 16 oz. Sour Cream
- 1 cup Coconut Sugar
- 8 oz. Cool Whip
- 1-1/2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flakes (picture is with shredded coconut, so please use the flakes)
As you can see, it is not perfect and there are pieces sorta falling off. You really want it that way because it is awesome! But do use Coconut Flakes. This picture was with the Shredded Coconut so you can’t tell it has coconut in it but it does. It will also help bring out the flavor better if you use the flakes.
I pretty much used as many Bob’s Red Mill ingredients as I could on this and sometimes to make it a little different you can add walnuts or pecans to the top of this dessert. But because we had already made the mistake with the Shredded Coconut, I did not want to mess with the flavor too much so I played it safe. It is very good with either of those nuts sprinkled on top of the coconut. I hope you enjoy!
Mary blogs at Mary’s Cup of Tea, where she shares product reviews, holds giveaways and offers up a recipe here and there. She is quick to serve up life lessons to inspire you through all of the hurdles life can offer. As she says, “Life is definitely not fair and I am here to tell you it isn’t but I still would not give up on it either.”