While planning the menu for my Thai Kitchen House Party the other week the first thing I honestly thought of was dessert. I was honestly concnerned. I never eat dessert when I go out to Thai restaurants and didn’t think that there would be too many desserts out there to make. Boy was I wrong! When I went on the Thai Kitchen website and clicked on “desserts” I found a variety of options. I’ll be honest I’m not a big fan of coconut but wanted to give this cake a try for a number of reasons. 1. It’s chocolate… you can’t go wrong with that. 2. It looked relatively easy to make (given the fact that I was going to be cooking a ton of food I wanted something that I could bake ahead of time and not have to deal with it on the evening of the party.
After reading the recipe in more detail I realized I needed a bundt pan. As soon as I realized this I started digging through a few of my cabinets. I received a bundt pan as a wedding shower gift back in May of 2008 and had never used it. I finally was given the opportunity to use it! I immediately got it out of it’s box, washed it, and was ready to start baking. I made the cake the night before my house party and then the chocolate glaze the day of. I will admit that the directions on the Thai Kitchen site were a bit confusing (and I didn’t realize that the 1/4 cup of toasted coconut was suppose to go on top and not inside the cake until after I was on the last step the day of the party, so I’ve added it into my directions because it tasted delicious). I’ve rewrote the directions to how I feel they should read! The coconut is very subtle and the cake is super decadent (even if it did come from a box). The chocolate glaze is what really makes this cake! Don’t skimp! On a side note; I did contemplate on making my own chocolate fudge batter, but I just ran out of time and a $1 cake batter mix was just going to have to work! I hope you’ll try this recipe out–it’s delicious!
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
*Chocolate Glaze Ingredients:
oven to 350°F. In a small frying pan toast 1/4 cup coconut.
2. Mix cake mix, coconut milk, toasted coconut flakes, eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan.