So, I actually have pictures for this one. A victory to be sure.
It was late when I finished and I had to pack it up early. This is the best I got.
I made this earlier in the month when my mother-in-law had her knee replaced. My husband went up to Nebraska to stay with her for a few days and I loaded him down with food for the both of them. I decided that since we weren’t huge coconut lovers, sending the cake up to her was the only justification I had for making it this month.
We don’t cook with this much. I used it in beans and rice once and was almost burned in effigy.
The only problem with sending a TWD creation to someone that has just undergone major surgery is that it is difficult to get a full review. She was tired (duh) when he picked her up from the hospital and they didn’t cut into it. The meds made her sick to her stomach the next couple of days and she didn’t eat much of anything. It just didn’t seem appropriate to query, “How is your mother doing? Has she started physical therapy? Is anyone going to eat my #^&%* cake?”
I assumed she could pack it in her freezer for the numerous visitors to come. But she sent half home with my husband, who, in fairness, did eat a small slice after a day or two solely for review purposes. The half that came back here got good reviews from my mom. My sister-in-law ate some in NE and asked for the recipe. It was DAYS later so it must keep well.
Variations: I went with the coconut/lime version. Apparently, that worked.
Bottom Line: Very moist. Very easy. Smelled great.
House Update: on the market. We have had lots of showings but no one seems to appreciate its charms just yet. Keep your fingers crossed cuz I don’t know how long we can keep it spotless with the small people who live with us. The other day, I glanced in a bathroom before a showing and noticed that one of them had a left a little “present” in the toilet. That’s not going to sell the house.
Next week: mocha (no) walnut bundt cake. My kitchen activity has decreased CONSIDERABLY since this house nonsense started, but I might make this for Easter.