Patriotic Coconut Bundt Cake

Patriotic Coconut Bundt Cake

Patriotic Coconut Bundt Cake

Patriotic Coconut Bundt Cake

Patriotic Coconut Bundt Cake

Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday so far.

We woke to grey skies and rain this morning, so it looks like it’s going to be a bit of a damp day here in our neck of the woods. It’s a little chilly too, only 48 degrees here right now, and I noticed that there’s even a dusting of fresh snow at the top of some of the mountain peaks. I sure hope the temperature rises and the rain lets up this afternoon though, so the hamburgers don’t get too wet on the barbecue grill.

But even if it is a gloomy day and we may have to eat soggy hamburgers, at least this festive red, white & blue Patriotic Coconut Bundt Cake will brighten up the dessert table. I’ll just have to be sure to keep it out of the rain. It’s a moist cake already, so it doesn’t really need added moisture. 🙂

Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!!

~Enjoy~




Patriotic Coconut Bundt Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons coconut extract
1 cup milk
Red food coloring
Blue food coloring

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the coconut extract. Add in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, starting and ending with the flour. Mix until smooth.

Pour 1 cup of batter into a bowl and add a few drops of the red food coloring, mix well. Pour 1 cup of batter into another bowl and add a few drops of the blue food coloring, mix well.

Pour the red cake batter into the bottom of the prepared bundt pan. Carefully pour the white batter over the red batter, and then pour the blue batter over the white batter.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto serving plate and cool completely. Drizzle with Glaze and decorate with Red & Blue Coconut. (recipes below)

Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1 tablespoon milk

In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, coconut extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake.

Red & Blue Coconut:
1/4 cup shredded coconut, divided
Red food coloring
Blue food coloring

Directions:
Place 1/8 cup coconut in one zip-top plastic bag, and 1/8 cup coconut in another zip-top plastic bag. Add 2 to 4 drops of red food coloring to one bag and 2 to 4 drops of blue food coloring to the other. Seal bags shut. Shake and massage the bags to coat all the pieces of coconut with coloring. Add additional food coloring if the color is not dark enough.

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9 Responses

  1. This cake looks absolutely adorable, and perfect for a Fourth (or any patriotic) celebration! This is one Bundt cake that I may actually have to make. I’m generally afraid of ’em because they turn out so dry. But not this one – I can SEE how moist it is!

    Yum.

  2. Your patriotic bundt cake looks sensational and perfect for this week. I haven’t baked a bundt cake in a long time and it is nice to see one that has all the right combinations for a delightful finish! Thank you for posting the recipe and pictures. ~ judy

  3. No day featuring a cake this delicious-looking (and good-looking) could possibly be dreary.

  4. Wow, that’s the kind of fireworks I like!

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