|Sylvia giving Lil' Loren the inside scoop on coconut cake baking|
Sylvia, my Mom, often told us about cracking open coconuts and grating off flakes as a young girl along side her Grandma during the 1930s and 1940s in rural Mississippi. Mom told us how lucky we were that we could just go to the store and buy bags of coconut already grated.
But the bagged coconut was always and still is too, too sweet…pure cane sugar that always obscures the coconut flavor.
My Mom had the magic touch when it came to making coconut cakes. Somehow she tamed the bagged flakes and made moist flavorful cakes with true coconut flavor, that were never too sugary.
Frankly, the frosting and coconut toppings on my own cakes always seem to be a disappointing sugar overload even though everyone tells me that they love eating them.
Sylvia…we love you and your coconut cakes…forever. God is love, God is forever and love is forever.
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