Valentine's Day Raspberry Coconut Cake

Friday, February 11, 2011
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!


this is a homemade heart shaped cake filled with Red Raspberry Jam and coconut then sprinkled with powdered sugar for Valentines Day





Great Alternative!


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


this is a homemade heart shaped cake filled with Red Raspberry Jam and coconut then sprinkled with powdered sugar for Valentines Day



Easy To Create


Slice off the tops with a sharp knife set aside and sprinkle with powdered 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!



this is a homemade heart shaped cake filled with Red Raspberry Jam and coconut then sprinkled with powdered sugar for Valentines Day



Powered Sugar On Top Of Heart Cake




this is a homemade heart shaped cake filled with Red Raspberry Jam and coconut then sprinkled with powdered sugar for Valentines Day



Cookie Cutter Heart Shaped for the Centers




this is a homemade heart shaped cake filled with Red Raspberry Jam and coconut then sprinkled with powdered sugar for Valentines Day



Heart Shaped Pan with Cookie Cutter Heart




this is a homemade heart shaped cake filled with Red Raspberry Jam and coconut then sprinkled with powdered sugar for Valentines Day



Coconut and Raspberry Jam Filled Cake




my dad and me



My Dad and Me



my dad in  1912



Carmen Colenzo 1912-1995 RIP





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this is a homemade heart shaped cake filled with Red Raspberry Jam and coconut then sprinkled with powdered sugar for Valentines Day





Valentine's Day Raspberry Coconut Cake




1 Heart Shaped Cake Pan greased, Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters or Use Cupcake Tins and see photos

White Cake Mix or Homemade Cake

1 jar Strawberry Preserves or seedless Red Raspberry Jam or Strawberry Preserves

1 cup of coconut put through the food processor till fine



Bake cake mix as directed or make from scratch. Cool completely.


Tips:



If you freeze the cake first it slices easier.


Split these cake with a sharp knife evenly.


Use a cookie cutter to cut the heart shape on only one cake for the jam to peek out.


Fill with your favorite seedless jam, then add the coconut, sprinkle tops with powdered sugar.


Only cut one heart in the middle with the cookie cutter heart shape for the top.



See above photos for cutting layers


Sprinkle cooled cake with powdered sugar.


Repeat for all cakes the same method.


Fill first 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 heart cut in the center on top of the filled cake then powder sugar on the top of the cake.


For Cupcakes: Bake in Pretty cupcake liners for whatever your holiday theme is. You can slice the top of the cupcake off when cooled then cut the heart shape in the top part of the slice, you could then spread the jam, add the coconut and replace the top. Or use the heart-shaped cookie cutter directly in the middle of your cupcake and pull it out. Fill with coconut, jam on top and powdered sugar. You can then add the middle back on top of the cupcake and sprinkle more powdered sugar on top.



Homemade Cake Recipe Click Here:
Grandma's Scratch Cake




Valentine's Day Raspberry Coconut Cake Pin for later



this is a homemade heart shaped cake filled with Red Raspberry Jam and coconut then sprinkled with powdered sugar for Valentines Day

29 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Happy Valentines!

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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 :)

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

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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.

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

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

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

    Happy V-day to u, Claudia!

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

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  22. 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!!!)

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

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  24. 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

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

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

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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

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