Saturday, June 19, 2021

HOLLYHOCKS and LEMON COCONUT CAKE for "Tea In The Garden"

 Today I am doing a very
quick "Tea In The Garden" posting
and sharing a cake I baked
this afternoon.  The temperature 
dropped to 90 degrees so I dashed
 out in the backyard to get
 some photos:




The garden is in a holding pattern now
waiting on all the wonderful
 hydrangeas.  The spring flowers
have all faded away and now we 
have some hot summer days.



I was searching the internet for a
Lemon Coconut Cake and had a
funny experience.  I started to
read a recipe and the instructions
weren't at all like the photo and
I got rather suspicious.  After
looking at other recipes I found
the real creator here at this site:
STL Cooks.  The other person
must of copied their recipe and 
even their photo.  That was naughty.


Then reading even further
I see that this site shared that they
 adapted this recipe 
from another site who took it from a 2006 
Southern Living Recipe.......imagine
all that.


Needless to say - this cake is
delicious and like you do, I did
make a couple minor tweaks
myself using lemon extract in the lemon
filling and the main cake  and using
coconut extract in the
cream cheese frosting.






9 comments:

Connie said...

Your photography is absolutely beautiful and your garden is sublime. I think I gained weight just looking at that cake, LOL Yum!

Lynn said...

Cooled off to 90, lol. I'm not sure I'd like that. We had a cold front here
for 5 days with nights of 48 or so. Hot and humid 87 today. I see how tall your holly hocks are. They look as lovely as the tea and cake. Nice recipe as I love the flavor of coconut and lemon, both.

Louca por porcelana said...

What delightful post...That cake is mouthwatering!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful post!! Love your garden tea setting!! So pretty...Your blooms are lovely too!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Tammy H said...

Always a delight to see your garden and the scrumptious looking cake for tea. I'm totally with you in spirit.

Deanna Rabe said...

Your garden is always lovely, Bernideen, 90 plus degrees or not! I’m not a huge fan of the texture of coconut, so your use of coconut extract has me thinking I might like this cake. I adore lemon and the coconut cream cheese frosting is an interesting addition. It looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post! V

Hilltop Gardener said...

Oh how I love coconut. My Mother made fresh coconut cake for Christmas. She grated the coconut and it was yummy. Yours is beautiful and I know it was delicious.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Bernideen: Your garden is lovely as it always is and your tea table is exquisite. That cake is beautiful and looks wonderful. Everything looks so pretty and I always enjoy seeing it all. Hope you are enjoying summer and staying cool..Happy Days, my friend..xxoJudy