My first mistake was buying a coconut from the store. I needed it as a prop for a photo shoot with my Toasted Coconut Soap.
Well, my eight year-old decided that we should definitely make something with it. I put him off and put him off and . . . finally, I just gave in.
I’ve never tried getting out and shredding coconut meat from a coconut before so there might be a better way to do this but here’s what it took to get it all out:
I thought you might enjoy seeing this and picturing my frustration at that horrible little nut. That said, the cake was amazing and worth all the other work. I will probably just buy the shredded coconut next time though. 🙂
You can find the recipe for Fresh Coconut Cake at Epicurious.com. Since I only had one coconut, I used dried coconut too. Also, I didn’t make the syrup since my coconut didn’t have water inside of it. I don’t think it made any difference at all. Now that the cake has been eaten and I’m staring at these pictures – I think I’m beginning to drool a little. . . .