Coconut Chiffon Cake
You can never have too many dessert recipes, so give Coconut Chiffon Cake a try. This recipe serves 16. One serving contains 601 calories, 4g of protein, and 23g of fat. This recipe covers 6% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up coconut extract, butter, coconut, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Coconut Lime Chiffon Cake, Coconut Chiffon Pie, and Coconut Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.
Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, place ginger and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small food processor; cover and process until finely chopped.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1-1/4 cups sugar, baking powder, salt and ginger mixture. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, eggs, oil, water and extract.
Add to dry ingredients; beat until well blended.
Add cream of tartar and remaining sugar to egg whites; beat with clean beaters until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
Gently spoon into three ungreased 9-in. round baking pans.
Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.
Bake on the lowest oven rack at 325° for 22-26 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy.
Add the confectioners’ sugar, milk, extract and salt; beat until smooth.
Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting. Repeat layers twice. Frost sides of cake with remaining frosting. Press coconut over top and sides of cake.
Garnish with orange and lime peel. Refrigerate until serving.
Recommended wine: Cream Sherry, Port, Moscato Dasti
Cream Sherry, Port, and Moscato d'Asti are great choices for Cake. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. One wine you could try is NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry. It has 5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 19 dollars.
NV Johnson Estate Cream SherryVery aromatic with notes of hazelnut, vanilla, and a touch of oak followed by sweet raisins and a touch of yeast. Clean lasting finish. Good now but will reward those allow it to age"". A favorite pre-prandial beverage. Consider it with nuts before dinner as an aperitif, or after dinner with dessert, especially chocolates and fruit-based desserts. Also wonderful on cold afternoons, served with biscotti to dip in ""Italian-style"". "