I haven’t given you a new recipe in a while: bad Erika! Actually I had this one here ready to post but I completely forgot! So here is a delicious cake, the flavors combine so well that I am drooling and already thinking I should go buy the ingredients and make it again right away! Also, I just got back from Poland so stay tuned for a post on Warsaw and Polish food :)
I left/sold/gifted almost everything I owned in the US when I left for the big move USA-Germany. It wasn’t easy :( more than anything it was hard to leave behind all my kitchen utensils, my pots and pans, my cake molds, my oven dishes and ramekins that all happily leaved well store and organized in my kitchen.
When I got to Berlin I didn’t want to buy everything back right away. Plus my tiny kitchen is barely enough to bake, it certainly doesn’t have space to store all the things I would like to have. For many things I adapt, I complain but I adapt, with a small tear I do things anyway, I use the wrong spoon, the wrong pot, the wrong baking pan but I do things anyway. This happened in the case of this cake too. It was supposed to be baked in a loaf pan, but I don’t have one (and I used to have two of them because when I baked bread I would always have a lot of dough). I decide to bake it in a ring cake pan, the smallest pan I have because of “the hole”. I realized that it wasn’t a good idea when pouring the batter into the pan it barely covered the bottom :(
In spite of all, this cake surprised me, it leavened nicely, it smelled delicious, and it turned out soft soft soft! Such a delight! The coconut flavor is not overwhelming, you can taste the yogurt, and finally the chocolate is just the icing on the cake (not literally). It did turn out quite flat but next time it will be better… a trip to IKEA solved the missing loaf pan issue ;)
This cake is perfect for breakfast, but I wouldn’t say it is not adapt to an after dinner dessert ;) I think it would turn out great also baked in muffin tins, of course adjusting the baking time. There, now I think I need a muffin pan, don’t you think so?
- 3 eggs
- 160 gr sugar
- 80 gr butter
- 90 gr plain yogurt
- 120 gr flour
- 80 gr potato starch (corn starch works too)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 30 gr coconut flakes
- 25 gr dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (360ºF).
Beat the eggs with the sugar until light and fluffy.
Melt the butter and add butter and yogurt to the egg mixture.
Mix flour, starch, baking powder and a pinch of salt and stir into the egg mixture.
Chop the chocolate and stir it, together with the coconut flakes into the other ingredients.
Butter and flour a loaf pan.
Pour into the pan and bake for 30 minutes. Before removing from the oven check the doneness poking the cake with a long toothpick and making sure it comes out clean.
Cool and enjoy!
It was so good and inviting that some slices “disappeared” before I could take a picture!