Sunday, August 20, 2017

Coconut Mint Cake With Caramel and Chocolate Ganache

Who doesn't like BAKING!!! And even if you were not a baking fan, Just looking at this delicious Coconut and Mint cupcakes, will entice you enough to reach for those whisks, to whip up a batch.  This recipe and pic credit goes to one of our Admins, Bibi Ayesha, and she shares with us an old family favourite in her home.



Sunnyside Classics
By Bibi Ayesha Kadwa 
(WATALOTWEGOT)
Coconut Mint Cake
With Caramel and Chocolate Ganache

my mums golen oldie recipe
Makes 24 cup cakes
Or use a cake pan
Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius 

125 g butter..room temperature
1 cup castor sugar
1 cup coconut
1 and half cup cake flour
3 quarter cup milk
3 eggs ..beaten
2 and half tsp baking powder
1 tsp peppermint essence
Half cap of green food colouring

~ Cream the butter and castor sugar well
~ Beat the eggs in a bowl first ..i prefer that
~ Then add slowly little at a time and beat well
~ Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl
~ Add the essence to the milk
~ And the food colouring
~ Add in the dry ingredients alternating with the milk..lastly add in the dessicated coconut
~ Mix nicely with a spatula

~ Spray the pan or cup cake pans well
~ Scoop mixture into the pans
~ Put into pre heated oven and bake till golden brown
At least 20 min
~ Remove trays from the oven
~ Take out the cakes on a cooking rack..cool well

Topping
1 slab of cadburys dairymilk or mint top deck chocolate
5 tblsp caramel treat
4 tblsp nestle cream
Or fresh cream
First melt chocolate..i use a microwave
Add in the caramel treat and mix well
Add in the cream and mix till smooth
Grate peppermint chocolate of choice..i used peppermint crisp

Add the topping on the cakes..and sprinkle grated chocolate over
Enjoy