Coconut Cake

What do you say we combine coconuts and cakes? “Awesome!” Yes, it is, brothers and sisters! And we have a recipe here called Coconut Cake. The sweetness and softness of a cake topped with toasted shredded coconuts? Delizioso, amico! We will have coconuts--- “I need this dessert. This is what I need. Like right now. ” Alright, I understand the feeling. The look of this coconut cake is just so irresistible. I've been there, my friend. *winks* But we have to get to know coconuts first. Like right now. So let's not waste time, ladies and gents! The coconut information begins right now!

Coconuts are large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk. The term coconut may refer to the entire coconut palm, seeds, and fruit. The word 'coconut' comes from 16th century Spanish and Portuguese term 'coco' which means 'head' or 'skull'. Did you know that the coconut tree is considered the 'tree of life'? From leaves to the trunk, people, coconut can aid you. It has loads of uses! It can also be used as soap and cosmetics. Even the coconut water, it's drinkable. Hmm, now I know why Tom Hanks survived in the movie Castaway.

Coconut is the tree of life, right? And that includes its many health benefits. According to Kris Gunnars in the Authority Nutrition website, populations that eat a lot of coconuts are among the healthiest people on the planet. It boosts our immune system. “They are antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, meaning they kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Because of that, if you consume coconut in any of its various forms (whether it be raw coconut, coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut butter, etc.), it can help treat some of mankind's worst and most resilient of illnesses such as influenza, giardia, lice, throat infections, urinary tract infections, tapeworms, herpes, gonorrhea, bronchitis, and numerous other ailments caused by microbials,” says Aimee Dansereau in the Care2 website. Whoa! That's a lot of illnesses! Good job, coconuts! Coconut is also good for bone strength and teeth. They improve the body's ability to absorb calcium and magnesium. For the bones, it also prevents osteoporosis. It is a condition in which the bones become thin and fragile and lose their density.

So, people, enough with the coconut info. Get your baking skills ready and let's hit it! *winks* Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "Stephie Cooks" website below.

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