Saturday, September 6, 2008

Coconut Cake Revisited

About 3 weeks ago, I made the "Ultimate" coconut cake using Robert Carter's recipe. I froze about 1/4 of the cake (cut into 2 very large slices) using a vacuum bag. I decided to open it this week to see how the cake faired. Here's a picture of the cake after thawing in the refrigerator overnight. The cake was a little compressed but looked pretty good overall.

The edges were a bit unsightly from the bag compression but slicing off just a hair on both sides made a more presentable cake. Here's what a slice looked like, not bad.

So how did it taste? After letting the slice warm up a bit but still slightly cool, it was still pretty good. The cake didn't taste as fresh before the freezing but definitely not stale. The cream cheese frosting and the custard filling still tasted exactly the day I made it. Still very very sweet and after only 4 bites, I went into sugar overload. Overall, the cake faired pretty well! I still have the other 1/8 slice in the freezer and will try that one in about 3 weeks, if I remember.


KirkK said...

Well we've been waiting for the food porn long enough! ;o) Looks wonderful CAB.

Barefoot Plumies said...

lol! Ugh, this IS food porn! Just looking at the picture sends me into sugar coma. Uh, yeah right! This coming from a person who is eating a palmier with her cup of coffee right now.