Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Day Cake Recipe, Dad's Favorite Coconut Jam Filled


In Honor of my Late Dad Carmen Colenzo, his favorite cake was always Coconut Jam Filled Scratch Cake, so this one's for you daddy! I use to make these all the time for him. My mom, my Margaret use to make the cake from scratch, fill this cake with whatever jam she had in the house, add the coconut on top and this became his all time favorite, try it you'll soon see why!


*Cupcakes are also a great alternative if you don't have a heart pan

Slice off the tops with a sharp knife, set aside and sprinkle with 10x sugar. Fill your top of the cake with red  jam, replace the sugared top. Almost like a famous cookie knockoff for Valentines Day  just using cake!




Happy Valentines Daddy, I will always miss and love you! 1912-1995 RIP




1 Heart Shaped Cake Pan greased
White Cake Mix or Homemade Cake see below
1 jar Strawberry Preserves or Red Raspberry Jam
1 cup of coconut put through the food processor till fine

Bake cake mix as directed or follow cake recipe below. See above for cutting layer off the top of the cake, using a cookie cutter, cut the middle of the top layer into a heart. Set aside. Sprinkle cooled cake with confectionery sugar. Fill cake layer with jam, sprinkle with coconut careful not to fill the middle hole with the coconut to cover the jam in the center. Replace the sugared top on the cake.

Homemade Cake Recipe Click Here > Grandma's Scratch Cake




*For those of you without Heart Shaped Pans use cupcake tins, slice off the tops same as the cake, fill with favorite jam, coconut. Use a heart shape small cookie cutter for the centers. Sprinkle the cut off heart centered tops with confectionary sugar, place on top of the cupcake and there you have it! Viola!


Carmen Colenzo 1912-1995 RIP

29 comments:

Shelby said...

You know what I love about you Claudia? Your loving heart. Kind of makes us soulsisters. Happy Valentines Day to you and hubby. HUGS!

marifra79 said...

Bellissimo post! Sai sei riuscita a commuovermi! Un abbraccio e complimenti

Lizzy said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad, Claudia! He had good taste in cakes :)

Melynda said...

The cake is perfect. Claudia thanks for sharing your Dad with us on this day. Great photos!

Belinda said...

Oh, how sweet and a lovely treat! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

What a sweet way to remember your dad! Happy Valentines Day!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
This is a wonderful tribute and celebration for your dad!

Happy Valentines!

Emily Malloy said...

What a wonderful tribute. Your dad was so handsome. I see where you get your looks from.

These cakes are darling.


Happy Valentine's Day to you and your darling husband.

Kirby said...

Its so cute I dont think I could eat it! Very sweet post!

Maria said...

Beautiful post!

Claudia said...

Beautiful posts - what a handsome striking man your father was! And how sweetly you honor him. Plus he had good taste in tarts - I love jam tarts and this is particularly pretty.

Swathi said...

Delicious and beautiful cake Claudia. I can see your love towards your dad, yes when they are not with us we feel more about them. Nice photos.

Jhonny walker said...

Talk of love in the air! I think its more in the cake pan :) love those heart shapes. Me want one of these pans now :)

Angie's Recipes said...

A very pretty cake! What a sweet tribute to your father!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Angie

Indonesian In Turkey said...

What a lovely and touching post Claudia... Happy valentine day to you and your love one
~c1tr4~

Trix said...

Aw, that's so sweet to make something and dedicate it to your dad. It's amazing how food can keep those we love alive in our hearts. xoxo

Victoria said...

Claudia, what a sweet tribute to your dad!! Thank you for sharing something so personal and special, I'm sure your dad is looking down at you now and wishing he had one of these lovely cakes :) xo!

Bridgett said...

You have such a kind heart my friend. I love the sweet pic of your Dad. The cakes would be a favorite of mine too and are really creative. Happiest Valentine's to you and your family.

Reeni said...

What a sweet tribute to your Dad! The cupcakes look scrumptious - love the heart cutouts!

briarrose said...

What a sweet post. :)

Dulce Dough said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the pictures of your dad.

Blackswan said...

OMG! What a lovely recipe & great tribute to your dad!

Happy V-day to u, Claudia!

Megan said...

You can bet your daddy is smiling down on you and this beautiful cake! Love the pictures,
Happy Valentines Day!

Tiffany said...

This is very sweet to dedicate this to your dad. And from this cake, it seems that he great taste. (And I loved seeing the pictures!!!)

Kita said...

What a nice post. Im glad you thought of your father to make this cake again. It's such a thoughtful and sweet thing.

My Little Space said...

What a great post, Claudia! I'm sure your dad must be very proud of you. Btw, your dad looks so gorgeous in the last photo! :o) Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful memories with us.
Blessings, Kristy

Cucina di Barbara said...

So cute! it is a nice story... Happy Valentine day!
Barbara

Amy said...

Your cake looks moist and delicious. I mom is a big fan of coconut and I'm sure she'll love these.

Amy
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Joan said...

What a lovely tribute to your Dad. Always continue the tradition and thanks for sharing. Joan
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