Recipe: Cute Little Pink Coconut Cakes

 I know there is a bit of an anti pink lobby out there, but sometimes I do like to indulge my kids. The other day I thought I would go all out with Fifi and make pink coconut cakes with pink butter cream icing. I must say they were totally delicious. They are really quick and simple to make, so much so, that little Fifi can remember the recipe. I take this as a good sign; she likes cooking, she has a good memory, soon I will be able to sit back and let her take over.

  • 4 ounces of sugar
  • 4 ounces of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 ounces of flour
  • teaspoon of vanilla essence
  •  half a cup of dessicated coconut
  • a few drops of pink food colouring 

This recipe can be adapted however you wish, substitute coconut for raisins, add some drinking chocolate to make chocolate cakes. The possibilities are endless.

  • Mix together the sugar and the butter until you have a fluffy mixture
  • Beat the eggs
  • Add the beaten eggs to the sugar and butter mixture until you have a smooth consistency.
  • Add the flour, slowly, beating the mixture well
  • Add the  vanilla essence and dessicated coconut and mix well. Then add the pink food colouring and mix really well. 
  • You should have a firmish cake mixture.

Place a teaspoon (or so) of the mixture into your Petit Four cake cases. We like these little cake cases as they are the perfect size for toddlers!

Place in a pre-warmed oven at 180 degrees for about 12 minutes. You need to check though as I find that cooking time varies a little bit depending on how much mixture you put into each cake case.

Enjoy your cakes, you can ice with normal icing sugar (with a drop of pink food colouring to make them pink) or butter cream icing, basically made by mixing butter and icing sugar together.


3 Responses

  1. Sweepstaker 9th April 2011 / 9:40 am

    Your daughter is so adorable. Wish I can make my daughter do the same, but she kind of lack attention span, guess I will just have to wait for her to grow older and see if she has interest in cooking like I did when I was kid. 🙂

  2. Kristy 13th April 2011 / 2:23 am

    Yummy! I have three girls and I love the color pink. They only thing I won't let be pink is the walls. And they might be wearing me down on that one. I love coconut, I will have to try this one!

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