Torta De Coco (Coconut Cake) Recipe

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Submitted by anaramos

Makes 6 servings



A really amazing, very rich cake from Colombia--a sort of bread pudding except instead of using bread, it uses pound cake (I have posted the recipe for the traditional Colombian pound cake). It's worth making just for the aromas of the cooking syrup and then the torta baking--but you will love eating it as well.

Recipe Ingredients for Torta De Coco (Coconut Cake)

1 1/2 cups sherry wine
8 ounces raisins
2 cups sugar
3 cups water
2 ounces cinnamon sticks
7 ounces shredded unsweetened coconut (dessicated is fine)
1 poundcake (the recipe I use provides a 10-inch cake)
10 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Recipe Directions for Torta De Coco (Coconut Cake)

  1. Soak the raisins in the sherry.

  2. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

  3. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, the water and the cinnamon sticks and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it forms a thick syrup.

  4. Add the coconut, stir well, and cook another three minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool; when cooled, remove and discard cinnamon sticks.

  6. Grate the poundcake into a large bowl.

  7. Beat the egg yolks and add them to the pound cake along with the coconut mixture, the raisins and sherry and the ground cinnamon.

  8. Butter a ten inch springform pan.

  9. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.

  10. Fold them, using a rubber spatula, into the cake mixture, blending well but gently.

  11. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for an hour, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

  12. Cool on a rack before opening the springform pan.

  13. Note: Even the best springform pans leak sometimes, so wrap the bottom with some foil and place a cookie sheet on the oven shelf beneath the shelf on which you bake the cake.

Categories

Dessert, Central/South American, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 455.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
828
Calories from Fat
175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.5g
30%
Saturated Fat
12.3g
62%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
310mg
103%
Sodium
315mg
13%
Potassium
663mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
146.7g
49%
Dietary Fiber
10.5g
42%
Sugars
112.3g
Protein
15.0g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 22% Iron 45%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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