I was after something that tasted like the one they serve at Starbucks here in Oz. This was very close the first time I made it. So for the second time, I used buttermilk rather than "milk", and added an extra 1/2 cup sugar. I think it's yummy! especially toasted and buttered for a treat with a cup of coffee. Friends think so too.
Wonderful! Almost muffin-like in texture, this sweet loaf is absolutely delicious while still warm from the oven. We found that it was still slightly sticky in the middle after one hour - but we rather liked it like that, and wouldn't change a thing. Very easy to make, and with exactly the right balance of cinnamon, vanilla and coconut. Our cake didn't last long enough to discover whether it was equally good toasted, with butter and icing sugar! Reviewed for Pick A CHef, Fall 2007.