Where Are My Fat Pants?

ducks have been on the job (photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)
ducks have been on the job
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

I think the ducks may be a bit worried that the second drake has not reappeared. The are laying like nobody’s business at the minute. And we got our first hen egg! The excitement is unreal. I need to get out more often. How and ever….I have a glut of eggs now. What to do? There are only so many fried egg sandwiches or boiled eggs with brown bread you can have surely? I could make a quiche but that’s far too healthy. So I say when life gives you eggs, make cake.

There’s this recipe that I adore. It doesn’t take much work to make it but it needs to bake for a good while. And the trick is to let it cool so you can actually taste the flavours. Rarely done here. It’s normally wolfed down. But it’s so worth it if you can. It’s moist and crumbly at the same time. Sticky and deliciously moreish. Get your fat pants ready.

Coconut Syrup Cake

all you need (photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)
all you need
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

7 oz butter, softened

13 oz caster sugar

5 duck eggs (or 6 hen eggs if you haven’t got duck eggs)

2 tsps. baking powder

6 1/2 oz plain flour

7 oz desiccated coconut

Syrup:

9 oz sugar

3/4 cup water

3 tbsp. lemon juice

10″ square silicone baking tray

Preheat oven to 180C.

creamed butter sugar and eggs until light and fluffy (photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)
creamed butter sugar and eggs until light and fluffy
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

Beat butter and sugar together until pale and creamy. Add in the eggs one by one and beat well after each one. The mix should get lovely and fluffy looking and the beaters will leave a pattern in the mix when ready.

Fold in flour, baking powder and desiccated coconut and mix well.

ready for oven (photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)
ready for oven
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

Spoon cake batter into baking tray and bake in middle of the oven for about an hour or until the surface of the cake springs back under the finger and a skewer comes out clean. Cool the cake and then pierce all over with a skewer.

syrup ingredients (photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)
syrup ingredients
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

Place all three ingredients for the syrup into a saucepan and heat. The mixture starts off cloudy and as you keep stirring, the sugar dissolves and the syrup goes clear.

clear syrup (photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)
clear syrup
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

When cake has cooled, turn it out onto plate. Pour syrup over the cake and leave to stand for an hour or two to soak up.

This cake screams for a pot of coffee.

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2 thoughts on “Where Are My Fat Pants?

  1. Alllll the noms. As you know, my beloved adores this recipe and it’s been so long since I made it for him. I hope he doesn’t see this blog post because it’ll remind him exactly how long! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing it here and making it easy for me to find again when I want it. Now all I need is a reason to bake it. If only we had something to celebrate, eh? 😉

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