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Coconut Poke Cake

Our little one enjoys watching Dora and Friends. In one episode, they were making a coconut cake and ever since then we had a major craving for it. So Pinterest came to the rescue. We found a super duper easy recipe for coconut poke cake.

The recipe is from mybakingaddiction‘s website. We loved how it used simple ingredients.

Here is the recipe from the website:

INGREDIENTS
1 package white cake mix, plus ingredients listed on box to prepare cake
1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut  <– We used a can of coconut milk instead
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 ounce) container fozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup shredded coconut

DIRECTIONS
1. Prepare and bake white cake mix according to package directions for a 9×13 inch cake.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk.

3. Remove cake from oven and place on a cooling rack. While still hot, use a skewer to  poke holes all over the top of the cake.

3. Spoon the cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk mixture over the cake while the cake is still hot.

4. Let cake cool completely. Top with whipped topping and shredded coconut.

5. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.

Ok, so we know the pictures look unimpressive but we didn’t really think it would turn out all that great. But we were wrong. We LOVED it. It was so light and refreshing.

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We hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did 🙂

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Brazilian Brigadeiro Recipe

IMG_9809 The best part about studying Nutrition and Food is that we get to eat in class quite often. Recently in one of our courses, the professor brought Brazilian Brigadeiros for us to try. She only had enough for about 1/3 of the class. When she asked who wanted to try it, our hand shot up at the speed of light. They looked like chocolate truffles, but smaller in size. IMG_9811 The Brigadeiro was exquisite! We love all things sweet and we love super sweet desserts, which is exactly how the Brigadiero tasted. We asked the professor for the recipe, which turned out to be uber simple. We recently made a batch and shared it with our family and friends who loved it. We modified the recipe from http://www.food.com/recipe/brazilian-brigadeiro-343401

Yield: 20

Ingredients: 

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoon Nesquick Chocolate Syrup

Directions:

1) Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes.

2) Stir vigorously to make sure all the ingredients are mixed. Cook until the mixture has thickened.

3) Pour into a dish and let it cool at room temperature. We put the dish in the fridge for a few hours.

4) Once you are ready to make the balls, take the mixture out of the fridge.

5) Grease your hands with butter/margarine and take about half a teaspoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball.

6) Coat the ball with chocolate sprinkles or shredded coconut. Place into a small cupcake liner.

We found that the Brigadieros can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 days and still taste fresh.

Enjoy!