Coconut Spice Cake Recipe

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  1. For cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter two 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Line bottoms with parchment. Butter parchment; dust pans with flour. Sift flour, baking powder, ground ginger, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, cream unsalted butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add unsulfured molasses, grated orange peel and vanilla extract and beat 1 minute at high speed until well blended. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Fold in shredded coconut and crystallized ginger.
  2. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake until cakes begin to pull away from sides of pans, about 30 minutes. Cool in pans on rack 5 minutes. Invert cakes onto racks. Remove parchment and cool completely.
  3. For icing: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in orange peel and vanilla. Beat in sugar. Mix in ginger.
  4. Place 1 cake layer on platter, flat side down. Spread with some of icing. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup coconut. Top with second layer, flat side up. Spread remaining icing over top and sides of cake. Arrange remaining coconut around top edge of cake. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Chill until icing is set; wrap lightly with plastic and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature.) Place fruit around base of cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 704.64 Kcal (2950 kJ)
Calories from fat 322.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.86g 55%
Cholesterol 80.12mg 27%
Sodium 546.62mg 23%
Potassium 670.85mg 14%
Total Carbs 89.3g 30%
Sugars 52.47g 210%
Dietary Fiber 0.95g 4%
Protein 7.2g 14%
Vitamin C 2.7mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 120.2mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 369.82 Kcal (1548 kJ)
Calories from fat 169.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.82g 55%
Cholesterol 42.05mg 27%
Sodium 286.89mg 23%
Potassium 352.09mg 14%
Total Carbs 46.87g 30%
Sugars 27.54g 210%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 4%
Protein 3.78g 14%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 10%
Calcium 63.1mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.9
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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