I love the taste of Coconut Swirl cake. I made this Macaroon Swirl cake with oat bran, reduced fat buttermilk and margarine. I wanted a healthier version. Add just a bit more of the coconut flavor if you want to use coconut oil in place of margarine.
1/4 cup + 2 Tb Reduced fat margarine
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 Egg whites
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 cups Unbleached flour
3/4 cup Oat bran
1 1/4 tsp Baking soda
1 1/4 cups + 2 Tb Nonfat buttermilk
1/4 cup Sweetened flaked coconut
1/4 cup + 2 Tb Cocoa powder
Macaroon Glaze1/4 cup + 2 Tb Confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp Coconut extract
1 1/2 tsp Skim milk
1 Tb Sweetened flaked coconut
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 12 cup Bundt pan
Place the margarine and sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer, beat until smooth. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla extract until smooth, set aside.
Combine the flour, oat bran and baking soda in a medium sized bowl, stir to mix well. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the margarine mixture, beat just until well mixed. Remove 1 cup of the batter and place into a small bowl. Stir in the flaked coconut, set aside.
Add cocoa to the large bowl of batter, beat just until well mixed. Pour 3/4 of the cocoa batter into prepared pan, spreading the batter evenly. Top with the coconut batter followed by remaining cocoa batter.
Bake Macaroon Swirl Cake until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Cool the cake in pan for 20 minutes. Then invert onto a wire rack, cool to room temperature.
Combine the confectioner's sugar, coconut extract and milk in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Transfer the macaroon cake to a serving platter and drizzle glaze over the cake. Sprinkle coconut over the top of glaze, let sit for at least 15 minutes, allowing the glaze to harden before slicing and serving.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!