I hereby present my delightful sweet offering to Mrs Simkins and Miss Windsor’s summer garden party – my Seriously Scrumptious Lemon & Coconut Cake. I say what an adorable addition to your very own garden party, or afternoon tea pageantry of exquisite cakes and bakes. Oh, yes, and please do enjoy a slice or two with a cup of your favourite brew!
Darlings, just as it says on the tin – it’s seriously scrumptious, very lemony, with a saucy taste of paradise. Oh, dearie me! I fear I’m sounding off like an advert for a Bounty chocolate bar! But nevertheless, I’m certain my glorious cake will send you into a hedonistic state of "coconutty" heaven – How spiffing!
Now, moving on swiftly to my ever so intriguing theme of food history! You see, my darling mentor from yesteryear – Mrs Beeton – kindly offered me her rousing recipe for coconut cake from my 1906 edition of Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Therefore, with her blessing, I opted to recreate such recipe - with a bit of a Miss Windsor twist, of course!
Darlings, now I must confess, whilst the cake was in the oven I did call upon my mother’s culinary expertise – no offence Mrs Beeton! You see, I was in need of a tit-bit or two, and my mother just so happens to possess considerable knowledge in the realm of baking – Oh, lucky me!
I say, Mother suggested, “As an alternative to bringing the cake mixture to a batter with milk, one could do so with coconut milk instead!” Thank you, Mother, one shall try that next time.
Darlings, Miss Windsor must express that she is wholly enamoured with her creative "spin" on Mrs Beeton’s recipe. I say, how baffling it would be if one denied their fondness for such an invitingly fresh, extremely moist, coconutty, scrumptiously summery, piquant, yet pleasantly sweet creation!
Now, before I pop off, may I reiterate that this is an “Exceedingly good cake,” as our British national treasure, male species of the baking world has been known to enthuse about his own baked goodies – the one and only Mr Kipling!
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