Red Coconut Cakes

Red Coconut Cakes

Tags: Fingerfood Desserts Cakes | Cookies
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If you like cake and coconut then this is just the recipe you are looking for. Quick and simple recipe for everyone to enjoy!


For the dough:
200 g
200 g
caster sugar
200 g
1 tsp
vanilla extract
For the topping:
1 tsp
caster sugar
1 tsp
red food colouring
500 ml
lukewarm water
coconut flakes


For the cake:

  • Mix the butter with the sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time and one tablespoon of flour at a time. Then fold in the rest of the flour.
  • Grease a 15cm x 15cm cake tin and heat the oven to 180°C.
  • Put the mixture into the cake tin and bake for about 40 minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove from the tin and allow the cake to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, cut it into small-boxed portions.

For the topping:

  • Mix the sugar, red food coloring and warm water and let it cool in a bowl.
  • Put the coconut flakes into another bowl.
  • Dip all the six sides of the cake into the red coloring and then into the coconut flakes. Let it rest. It is important to not simmer the whole portion of cake but only the surfaces so that the cake is not completely wet.
  • Refrigerate and serve!

At a glance

Preparation time
1 h
Cooking / Baking time
40 min
Cooling / Resting time
15 min
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