Well, it’s rained about 40 days and nights here in Lausanne and things are looking a bit dreary. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love a good excuse to be all pensive, turning on the big blonde brain machine, staying indoors whist sipping a cup of tea, good book in hand while contemplating my existence. Let’s be honest though even that gets tiring after a while (am I even real? what does the word “banana” even mean? why do we call them “toucans” and not rainbow-beaked birds?!)
To liven spirits here and elsewhere, here’s a recipe sure to find a special place in your heart, belly AND transport you to a land of tropical paradise (personally, my idea of a paradise is a land where 5’2 is a perfectly tall height and breakfast is served 24/7 but let’s not get crazy here)
Last week, my pal David celebrated his 21st birthday and I made this cool cake, inspired by David’s love of yogurt. Absolutely loves it. I swear that kid will live to be 312 with all those probiotics floating around.
So without further ado, I present to you the aaaaaaaamazing Coconut Chocolate Chip Pound Cake with Kalua Glaze
Coconut Chocolate Chip Pound Cake with Kalua Glaze
Serves 8-10 people
For the cake:
- 1 1/2 cups white wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup coconut yogurt
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup chocolate chips
For the glaze:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons Kalua
- 3 – 4 tablespoons milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a loaf pan.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, and oil.
- Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- While waiting for the cake to bake, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Next, add Kalua and milk in small increments, stirring until mixed together thoroughly.
- When the cake finishes, remove it from the oven and set on a cooling rack. Using a fork or toothpick, poke small holes over the top of the cake and drizzle with the frosting. Serve with lots of love!