Friday, August 11, 2017

Emily Dickinson's Coconut Cake

With the advent of the movie A Quiet Passion, Emily Dickinson has come to the fore of public consciousness.  I had never previously heard of Emily and her poetry (it wasn't part of our English curriculum), so I am grateful for the movie making me aware of Emily and her work.

I was really excited to discover that Emily was a passionate baker.  Hooray!  A kindred spirit.  There are a number of her baking recipes floating around online.  The recipe for black cake contains 19 eggs and feeds 60!

I decided to make Emily's more modest coconut cake.  You can find the recipe online here.

What a lovely cake this is, and so easy to make.  The outside bakes up to be crunchy and firm, while the inside is fluffy and soft.  You could dress the cake up with a glaze if you have a sweet tooth, but I thought the cake was lovely just as it was.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This looks great but I'm really intrigued by the black cake! :D I must look that up!

Kari said...

I confess to not reading much of Emily Dickinson, although I do know her (but didn't know about the movie). The cake sounds delicious though!

Pam said...

It looks delicious and I have to make it. Coconut love for sure! We read some Emily Dickinson's works in school and am familiar with her, but not her recipes, etc. Thanks for sharing!