Cherry Coconut Bundt Cake

Coconut Cherry Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom

Is there ever a bad time for cake? I mean really. Especially one as pretty in pink as this one I baked up just for you to celebrate 1,000 Cooks for the Cure this week, sponsored by KitchenAid to benefit the Susan G. Komen organization. This is NOT a sponsored post. I am doing this on a strictly voluntary basis to help KitchenAid reach their goal of 1,000 parties this week to raise more funds to help find a cure for breast cancer.

I donated $25 to my greater Cincinnati area chapter, and I’m hoping through all my followers I can get some matching donations this week. It’s super easy to do. Just click this link HERE. In the Cook ID# enter 12921 so KitchenAid knows the funds came from my virtual party. Fill in your information and designate the area you’d like your donation to go to… whether it be the National Susan G. Komen for the Cure headquarters, or any of their other affiliate offices all across the country. Go on, donate a little and then bake your own pink cake to celebrate.

Coconut Cherry Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom

Of course I got out my KitchenAid mixer for the occasion. It proudly sits on my counter, and I use it at least once per week. I had a white one originally that was a gift from our wedding registry almost 14 years ago. But last year I asked for a larger model for my birthday. And the color just makes me happy. Pink and turquoise… a throwback to my 80′s childhood and one-time fondness for Miami Vice, I suppose!

So this cake is packed full of coconut flavor. It’s got coconut oil, extract, milk, shredded coconut… I even prepped the bundt pan with coconut oil spray! I found the original recipe HERE at The Baker Chick. And because the occasion deserves a pink recipe, I added some chopped maraschino cherries to the batter for a little extra flavor and flair. Our daughter especially was so excited to walk through our door today to see I baked this cake and was happy to serve as my model.

Coconut Cherry Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom

Afterwards, the four of us each had a slice, along with my mom, dad and aunt who happened to be visiting today.  It was party central here because we had cake!

In addition to asking for donations, I’d be remiss if I didn’t link you to the brand new 5-quart KitchenAid mixer in Raspberry Ice KitchenAid is giving away to celebrate this week! Ten fabulous food bloggers are helping with the giveaway, so to enter please be sure and visit my blogging buddies Allie at Baking a Moment and Alice at Hip Foodie MomGood luck and even if you don’t win the pink mixer, you can still bake this pink cake. Enjoy!

Coconut Cherry Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom

 

Cherry Coconut Bundt Cake
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ c. coconut oil, solid
  • 2½ c. white sugar
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 t. coconut extract
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • ½ c. maraschino cherries, finely diced
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ t. baking powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • 2 c. flaked coconut
  • ½ c. unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 - 2 T. maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In your KitchenAid stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and cream cheese on medium high until smooth. Add the sugar and coconut oil and beat again until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating on low and scraping down the batter bowl as needed.
  3. Add both the coconut and vanilla extracts and the cherries and beat on low until smooth.
  4. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and coconut in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in two rounds, beating on low until no flour streaks are remaining in the cake batter. Scrape down the sides of the stand mixer bowl with a spatula as needed.
  5. Spray a 10-inch bundt pan with coconut oil (or similar high quality) cooking spray. Spread the cake batter evenly in the bundt pan.
  6. Bake cake on the center rack of the oven for 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow cake to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. While cake is still warm, poke holes in top and on sides with a fork. Using a pastry brush, paint the entire outside of the cake with the unsweetened coconut milk, being sure to reserve one tablespoon of coconut milk for the powdered sugar glaze.
  8. Allow the cake to cool and then make the glaze by whisking together the 1 tablespoon of coconut milk and 1 or 2 tablespoons of the maraschino cherry juice with 1 cup of powdered sugar. Drizzle glaze over the top. Serve cake with whipped cream and whole maraschino cherries.

 

  • http://hipfoodiemom.com/ Alice Choi

    hey Jill! oh wow, this is so awesome that you baked something for Cook for the cure! I’m hosting a kitchenaid stand mixer giveaway as well. . and now see, this bundt is gorgeous and could you imagine how much cuter this would be as mini bundt cakes? :P thanks for the visit! and love the name of your blog by the way!

    • foodtasticmom

      I’ve linked to you too now Alice… I didn’t realize you also were participating, doh! :) And seriously, I was at Target before baking this cake and actually looked to find a mini bundt pan. They didn’t have one, so it’s on my birthday wish list, lol

  • http://bakingamoment.com/ Allie|Baking a Moment

    This is so wonderful of you to help raise awareness for breast cancer and what KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen are aiming to do! And thank you so much for linking to my giveaway post! There are actually 10 blogs participating in this, and therefore at least 10 methods of entry. The list is here: http://blog.kitchenaid.com/1000-cooks-cure-giveaway/. Just want to note that the posts themselves are not sponsored (iow: we were not paid), but the mixers that are being given away are provided by KitchenAid. Love your cake, Jill, so much, and thank you again for helping to spread the good word :D <3 xoxo

    • foodtasticmom

      Can you tell I was writing this after midnight?! :) I should have researched a bit more!! I’ve now edited the post to include the KitchenAid link AND links to both your and Alice’s posts.
      I’d gotten my cook id number and while we did have 7 people in our house yesterday eating cake it wasn’t an “official” party so I figured I’d do a “virtual” one and see what happens.
      YEARS ago I walked and raised money with 4 sorority sisters in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer here in Cincinnati (1 and 1/2 marathons over two days). One of our friends had just lost her mom to breast cancer at the time, so it was a very emotional weekend. The cause will always be close to my heart!
      I’m still going to try your cupcakes… they are spectacular! <3

      • http://bakingamoment.com/ Allie|Baking a Moment

        Oh my goodness- God bless you and your sorority sisters! I’m so sorry about your friend and her mom. Honestly, so many people are touched by cancer in some way, and it feels so good to be able to do something about it. Thank you again so much for helping in this way! I did not mean to imply that you didn’t do enough research in any way whatsoever! Just wanted to give anyone who may be reading the comment section a heads up that there were multiple ways to enter the giveaway ;P

        • http://bakingamoment.com/ Allie|Baking a Moment

          Ps- I’m pinning this gorgeous cake to the KitchenAid Cook for a Cause group board! :D :D :D

          • foodtasticmom

            And I really appreciate the pin (and the tweet — saw that too this morning). Thanks VERY much!!!

        • foodtasticmom

          You are so sweet Allie. I didn’t think anything was implied at all… it’s just me wanting to have it “sited” correctly in my post and making sure I mentioned Alice as well. I’m glad you told me! :)

  • http://www.adishofdailylife.com/ Michelle Nahom

    This looks really delicious…your picture is making me hungry!! It’s beautiful! And a wonderful cause too! I will share as well!

    • http://www.foodtasticmom.com foodtasticmom

      Thanks so much Michelle. I appreciate it! :)

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