Wednesday, 8 June 2016

A tropical treat : Coconut and pineapple cake.

Inspired by fruity tropical flavours, this isn't any ordinary coconut cake, it's smothered in a delicious helping of pineapple buttercream thanks toSugar and Crumbs tasty flavoured icing sugar. A delicious combination of flavours with a scrumptious taste that you'll just adore.

  200ml coconut milk or 50g coconut milk block
  240g caster sugar
  200g butter
  2 eggs
  220g plain flour
  2 tsp baking powder

For the buttercream
  200g Sugar and Crumbs Pineapple icing sugar
  100g butter

Pre heat the oven to 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4 and line 2 round 7" sandwich tins.

If you don't have coconut milk, take your coconut block and finely slice it into thin slivers. Place the coconut block pieces into a jug of 170ml boiling water and mix, a lovely rich coconut milk will start to form, set it aside for later.

Whisk together the butter and sugar and until pale and fluffy, add the eggs in one at a time and mix until combined.

Sift together the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl, then add alternate spoonfuls of the flour mixture and the coconut milk, one at a time, and mix until combined.

Divide the mixture between the two tins then place the tins in the middle of the oven, and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool.

Once the cakes are cooled, start to mix your delicious buttercream, the zingy pineapple taste of Sugar and Crumbs pineapple icing sugar is a perfect combination with this cake, giving it a fresh, fruity taste.

Mix together the butter with half of the icing sugar until combined, sift in the remaining icing sugar and whisk to a lovely pale, creamy mixture.

Place the cake base on a stand or plate and spoon 1/3 of the buttercream on top, spreading it evenly across the top. Place the second half of the cake on top then spoon another 1/3 of the buttercream on top and spread evenly across. Spoon the remaining buttercream into a piping bag and pipe buttercream blobs around the edge of the cake and in the centre, this just gives the cake a bit of a pretty finishing touch.

Et' viola! A scrumptious fruity bake that's a delicious treat! If you like the sound of this tasty recipe you can find the delicious pineapple icing sugar amongst Sugar and Crumbs full range of icing sugars at

Recipe inspired by: Red Online.

NB: For this scrumptious recipe I purchased the icing sugar myself, having previously tried their icing sugars out to great results with my bakes.