Num Tirk Doung (Coconut Pound Cake) RecipeOrigin: Cambodia
This is a classic moist coconut-based pound cake from Chau Doc province in Cambodia that is typically served as an offering on religious holidays.
Ingredients:100g (1/2 cup) butter, melted
300g (2/3 lb) sugar
280g (2 cups) plain flour
120ml (1/2 cup) coconut milk
4 tbsp fresh, shredded, coconut
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Method:Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly to combine after each addition.
Now add the vanilla extract, baking powder, salt and coconut milk. Stir thoroughly to combine. In a separate bowl mix together the plain flour and the shredded coconut. Add this to the sugar, egg and coconut milk batter, mixing until the batter is smooth.
Grease and flour a springform cake tin. Turn the batter into this then transfer to an oven pre-heated to 160°C and bake for about 90 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake emerges cleanly.
Allow to cool in the tin then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve accompanied by tea or coffee.