Tiger cake with coconut flakes


My life is all about tigers this week, tomorrow with a book review, in the future with the sequel and today with the tiger cake. I made this cake as a birthday gift for my grandmother and the result was a hundred times better than I expected. The original recipe is pretty basic and simple but I made some additions, but it is still a very simple cake.

Oven temperature: 175 ˚C Time range: 1 hour

Ingredients

200 grams of butter

2 ½ deciliters of sugar

3 eggs

4 deciliters of flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 deciliter of whip cream / milk (I always use milk)

2 tablespoons of cocoa

2 ½ teaspoons of vanilla aroma (I think the vanilla taste is the best if you use vanilla aroma, so that is what I do) or 1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar

4 tablespoons of coconut flakes

  1. Start by mixing the butter and sugar properly. Then add one egg at the time while whisking.
  2. Add the flour baking soda and the liquid and mix. (Add the liquid in sections with the flour so the dough doesn’t get lumpy.
  3. Put 1/3 of the dough in a separate bowl. In that bowl you add the cocoa and 1 tablespoon of coconut flakes and mix.
  4. In other dough you add the vanilla aroma and add the rest (3 tablespoons) of the coconut flakes and mix.
  5. Butter a (1 ½ liter) pan. Pour some breadcrumbs, coconut flakes and sugar on the butter.
  6. Pour half of the light dough in the pan, then all of the dark dough and finish of with the rest of the light dough. Use a fork to create patterns in the dough.
  7. Put the cake into the lower parts of the oven in 175˚C for about 1 hour.

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