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This Portuguese moist coconut and milk cake (bolo de coco e leite ensopado) is easy to make and delicious.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
35 min
Ready In:
50 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Moist Coconut & Milk Cake Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Moist Coconut & Milk Cake Recipe

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Posted in: Cake Recipes
Sun, Jun 24, 2018
4 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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Cake:6 eggs1 cup of sugar1 and 1/4 cups of flour1/2 cup of margarine1/2 cup of grated coconut1 teaspoon of baking powderSyrup:1 cup of milk1 tablespoon of sugar Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC or 350ºF.
  2. Beat the melted butter with the sugar, add the yolks, the flour, the coconut and the baking powder, and finally the egg whites (well beaten) and incorporate well.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased cake form and bake for 35 minutes.
  4. Once cooked, use a fork to prick all over the top of the cake.


  1. Heat the milk and sugar until the sugar melts and it becomes very hot (don't boil).
  2. Pour it over the the top of the cake slowly so it soaks in all the syrop.
Recipe & Photo Credit: oscozinhadosdapatricia.blogspot.pt *


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