Momma Dot's Coconut Cake

Posted by JMom | Monday, January 03, 2005 | , , | 13 comments »

Coconut CakeAside from Momma Dot's Sweet Potato Pie, another holiday must for us is her Coconut Cake. She used to make this every year, and then she taught it to me. After a while, she gave me the privilege of making this cake at every family gathering. She passed away this summer after a courageous battle with brain tumor, so she was sorely missed this holiday. This is our way of remembering and honoring her memory for she surely not only fed our stomachs well but also our souls.

Continue to the Coconut Cake Recipe.


  1. Manang // 1/04/2005 12:03 PM  

    I can relate to you on that...I miss the young buko...malauhog at malambot.

    I had hoped to make a buko pie last Christmas to bring to the party with the Pinoy doctors here. My buko which I opened only on the night of the 23rd turned out to be what I was half-expecting but was not hoping for: matured. I tried to scrape slices off using spoon, but I got tired. It was just too tough. I used the fork to grate it. Hard work! Then I could not make myself go on with the pie. Then I received a package from a long-time friend who included a jar of macapuno. I hoped to use it for fruit salad, but I was disappointed with the consistency: the buko was that of a mid-age coconut, which gave me an idea about using it for the pie. So using buko pie recipe that stel gave me, I made it. Now I still have my grated coconut; not sure how long it will remain fresh, but I am thinking of making pan de coco with it.

    I would have wanted to try this cake of yours, but ingredients can be quite pricey...I have been reserving my remaining cake flour for my son's bday for the Devil Cake that I promised him...

  2. drstel // 1/05/2005 10:06 AM  

    what a gorgeous cake JMom! snowy...a loving way to remember Momma Dot.

  3. JMom // 1/05/2005 11:05 AM  

    Hi Manang! Iba talaga yung malauhog na buko ano? And fresh buko juice! I really miss that. The canned stuff just don't compare. I can't wait until you post the buko recipes. I've been meaning to try making buko pie, but haven't gotten around to it.

    Hi Stel, thanks! You know, the more I think about it, I think food can be a more lasting legacy than material things. Everytime I make a family favorite, I can't help but remember those who instilled it in us. I think it's great that our kids can someday look at our blogs and have all the family recipes at their fingertips.

  4. Thess // 1/06/2005 3:25 PM  

    I wish that I can bake just like you ladies...baking is my waterloo :-(

    so maligaya na ko sa patanaw-tanaw ng inyong mga cakes...and Jmom, sana makatikim (makahanap) ako nito in the future.

  5. fish fish // 1/07/2005 9:00 AM  

    Ah~ too tempting to resist. Fresh coconut flesh, either young or mature taste the best. Homesick now...

  6. JMom // 1/07/2005 10:27 AM  

    Hi Thess! Baking like everything is just a matter of getting your feet wet. You just gotta jump in there and try it. I am not the baker in the family either, my husband is the baker, but I try out my hand once in a while :) Hey, if ever maligaw ka sa NC, daan ka sa amin, igagawa kita nito :)

    Hi FishFish! I so miss young, fresh coconut too. We used to have them growing in my grandmother's backyard and when we wanted some, just have someone climb up and get some. Now, I have to travel to have a little taste.

  7. obachan // 1/07/2005 11:12 AM  

    Looks so soft and yummy! I really want to take a bite right now!

  8. Anonymous // 12/17/2005 7:56 AM  


    Just wanted to thank you, my pastor requested that I make her a coconut cake and i looked the recipe up on line and found yours. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

    She Loved IT!!!!

  9. Manang // 7/07/2006 2:37 PM  

    Need your answer ASAP (July 7 2006 now). I have just baked something (not this cake you posted about), but I am going to use your recipe for the (7-minute frosting). I am about to make it now, but at a loss as to where to add the light corn syrup, with the mixture (initial step) or with the vanilla? TY!

  10. JMom // 7/07/2006 3:31 PM  

    Hi Manang, add the corn syrup with the initial mixture for the frosting. Add the vanilla last, after you have beaten it to the right consistency. I hope this helps.

  11. mutya // 8/19/2006 12:32 AM  

    ang galing nyo po manang! idol ko po kayo............

  12. mutya // 8/19/2006 12:33 AM  

    ang galing nyo po manang! idol ko po kayo............

  13. JMom // 8/21/2006 10:43 AM  

    Hi mutya, buti naman at nahanap mo an aming kusina sa internet. :D Salamat.