Thali Cake (Coconut cake)

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Girl from India

A must - every Christmas

Top Review by MizEmerilLagasse

Wow, this cake is really really good! I had watched a show of the food network or something on a cake like this and always wondered what it would taste like, and I've got to just say, "YUMMY!" This is a very different type of cake, but it sure is good. Thank you very much Fay for this great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the sugar and water Heat on a low flame till the sugar dissolves in the water and a single string forms Add the Semolina and coconut and cook exactly for 7 mins Take the mix off the burner Let cool Preheat oven to 180C Beat the eggs lightly one by one and add to the mixture.
  2. Let it cool down completely. Mix well. Add butter and vanilla essence. Fold it into the batter.
  3. Take 2 tsp of baking powder and add it to 2 tblsp of hot (boiling )water (it will froth). When it cools add it to the batter. (Sorry This is a key ingredient I left out in the list of ingredients)
  4. Add the eggs, beaten one by one into the batter and stir to mix well.
  5. Pour half the batter in a buttered cake baking dish (9 x 9) and mix the red colour drops in the rest of the batter.pour over the lower layer.
  6. Bake for about an hour or till skewer pierced in the cake comes out clean.

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