Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ciambella al cocco

We've been wanting to post this recipe for a long time now. We have made this cake several times, but we never got around to taking pictures of it. This is one of our favorite cakes. Lisa found the recipe on an italian website. We both love coconut and searched long and hard for a cake that would satisfy us. We have changed things here and there every time we made this cake and now, we have a recipe down that we are happy with. This cake is very moist because it has yogurt in it. It asks for coconut yogurt but in America, it's very hard to find plain coconut yogurt in the grocery stores. The coconut yogurt is AMAZING in Italy and that is really why we fell so in love with coconut in the first place. We used pina colada yogurt and found that it works well also. This cake is so simple to make and requires very little clean up too! You have to try it! The recipe is below.
Coconut bundt cake
1 container of coconut yogurt (or pina colada)
3 eggs
1 container of sugar
1 container of dehydrated coconut
1 container of corn oil
1 tsp coconut extract
3 containers of flour
1 Tbs Baking Powder
Pinch of salt
Zest of 1\2 a lemon
1 cup of mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix the eggs and yogurt in a large bowl. Then, one by one, mix in all the ingredients in the order they are listed. Once everything is mixed together, pour into a buttered bundt cake pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean!
Once the cake is cooled we usually just sift some powdered sugar over the cake and it's done!


Alisa@Foodista said...

Hi Maria&Lisa, I followed you from the foodieblogroll and this recipe is a wonderful surprise. I remember eating something like this before and it was really good!Hope you wont mind,I'd love to guide our readers to your site, just add this foodista widget to this post and it's all set to go, Thanks!

AndreaQ said...

Yum, this cake looks delicious!! Just curious, when you say 1 "container" of yogurt, or sugar, what does that equal in measurements (oz/cups or grams)?

Lisa and Maria said...

Hey Alisa! Thanks for checking out our blog! We're new to the blogging and it's hard to get your site out in the blog world!
- We added the foodista widget to our site! We hope to find more readers of our blog little by little!
-This cake is really good. One of our favorites. It took us several times of making this to get it just the way we like it!
~Maria and Lisa

Lisa and Maria said...

This cake truly is delicious. One of our top 5 recipes!
- When we say one container, we mean that whichever coconut/pina colada yogurt you use, use that same container to measure the flour, sugar, and oil in. Thats another reason why we LOVE this recipe. Clean up is a breeze! You can have this cake done in 1 hour from start to finsh! Thanks for stopping by!
~Maria and Lisa