Sunday, April 3, 2011

Coconut and cheese cake plus changes to the blog

"We want cake! Where's our cake?" (from one of N.'s favorite songs: "7" by They Might Be Giants)

Well, before we get to that.

You may have noticed that I have changed the background and banner. Again. Like, for the umpteenth time.

Is that a blogging faux-pas?

I'm trying to find something that I can be happy with for extended periods of time, but haven't found it yet. So every time I get tired of a look or background, it's "off with their heads" and a new one gets done.

Maybe I should just make a seasonal schedule for changing the background. In any case, for now it's blue and green. And the header needed to be minimalist, it just needed to be.

Ok, so now for the cake.

When my mom and sister were visiting over Christmas, my mom made this awesome cake that I used to devour when I was a kid. I always thought it was a fairly common cake, but I haven't met any other Brazilians here who have even heard of it! So I've decided to share the recipe for my letter C day.

How could I not? It's Coconut and Cheese Cake. That's a whole lot of C. My mom calls it "filipeto."

(warning: don't judge a book by its cover, or a cake by its frumpiness! This cake is delicious)
(warning #2: it is also very, very sweet, feel free to take out some of the sugar in the recipe)


1 cup of flour
1 cup of milk
1 cup of coconut milk
1 cup of grated cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
2 cups of sugar (feel free to use 1 instead)
4 eggs
2 tablespoons of butter (don't fill it to the brim)

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix everything together in a blender, pour the mix in a buttered tube pan and bake it for 45 minutes. At that point, lower the temperature to around 200F and leave it for another 15 minutes or until the cake is golden brown. Let it cool and enjoy. Oh, and the cake should only look sticky and gooey. But it should be firm and thick, not truly gooey.

Se outros brasileiros estiverem lendo este blog, alguem ja ouviu falar desse bolo? (trans. if other Brazilians are reading this blog, have you heard of this cake?)

Does your family have a recipe or craft that you've never found anywhere else?


  1. That cake seems interesting - I may have to try it since I´m a sucker for sweet and eatable stuff! :-D

    Be glad that you have the energy to change the blog! I think about it sometimes - and then I go "naaah"..! :-D

  2. Hummmm que delicia, nunca vi essa receita, mas vou fazer com certeza, acho que na Páscoa, dai te mostro ok.
    Obrigado por ter gostado do trabalho de reaproveitamento>
    Bjos Carinhosos!!!

  3. Yummy! My husband loves coconut. Definitely going to have to add this to my coconut cake recipe file!

  4. Looks delicious! Ian doesn't like coconut but sometimes I can sneak it into things without him's pretty funny. :) I totally know what you mean about changing your blog look. You'll find something you feel comfortable with. I changed mine about 6 times one month! lol

  5. Okay, this sounds right up my alley: cheese and coconut! And it looks easy enough that I might just try it this week. =) Thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks and sounds delicious! And there aren't that many ingredients which is a plus for me!

  7. It took me a long time to decide on a look to my blog. I don't know whether it's a faux pas to change your layout too often, but I always enjoy it when a blog changes its look. And you have to try different things before finding what really works for you.