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Quick Coconut Cake (Akok) Recipe

Quick Coconut Cake (Akok) Recipe

Quick Coconut Cake (Akok) Recipe

This dessert uses only eggs, palm sugar and flour. The more spongy the texture the better it is. It is usually prepared for special occasions—as a gift for engagement or wedding ceremonies. This cake is also served during the fasting month as dessert or for morning or evening tea.

Ingredients :

    • 350 g (13/4 cups) shaved palm sugar or dark brown sugar
    • 8 eggs
    • 3 pandanus leaves, blended with 6 tablespoons water, strained to obtain the juice
    • 3/4 cup (200 ml) thick coconut milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 125 g (3/4 cup) plain flour
    • 3 teaspoons sesame seeds

Method :

    1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
    2. Whisk or beat the palm sugar with the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the pandanus juice and continue beating. Add the coconut milk and salt.
    3. Sift in the flour and stir well to combine. Sieve the mixture through a fine strainer into a bowl.
    4. Pour the mixture into small heatproof moulds. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top. Bake in the oven until set, about 10–15 minutes. Alternatively the mixture can be poured into a large greased baking pan instead of individual small moulds.

Serves 4–6
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins