Monday, August 25, 2014

Secret Recipe Club: Cocada de Forno

It's time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal day. Time is really flying by this summer isn't it!?  For August, we were assigned Sally's blog, the Bewitching Kitchen.  I've been looking forward to being assigned her blog for a long time now. She has tons of great recipes and a really interesting background. I knew that Sally was from Brazil, so I was really looking forward to making a Brazilian recipe from her blog. My obsession with coconut made this recipe for baked coconut, or Cocada de Forno, an easy choice. It has a creamy texture and depending on how long you bake it, could be either a pudding or a bar. I opted to bake it into bars for easier consumption. Delicious and oh so coconutty!

Cocada de Forno (Baked Coconut)
From Bewitching Kitchen

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup sweetened, condensed milk
1 Tablespoon rum (optional, but why not)
1- 1/2 cups grated coconut (unsweetened)
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted

Heat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, beat the butterand sugar together at medium speed until creamy, about 5 minutes.  Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue to mix.  Scrape the sides of the bowl after each addition.
Add the coconut milk, condensed milk, and rum, and continue to mix until well blended.  Add the coconut and mix until incorporated.   Fold the flour with a rubber spatula, and spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
Bake until the top looks golden brown, the edges are set, but the center is slightly jiggly, about 20 minutes (or if you prefer a firmer consistency, bake until set, 30 to 35 minutes). Remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes.


  1. Wonderful! I love that recipe, and should make it again soon, my beloved husband is quite fond of anything with coconut, he is turning into more Brazilian than me ;-)

    Great post, so glad you enjoyed this Brazilian delicacy!

    have a great Reveal Day!

  2. I love coconut and this looks incredibly moist. I really need to make this Brazilian delicacy! Great SRC pick!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  3. That looks so light and fluffy, and perfect for an afternoon cuppa! Karen

  4. Oh my gosh, does this sound yummy! I've never heard of such a thing but I looooove coconut so I'm sure I would LOVE it! I love that you can bake it less for a different texture. How fun to try something completely new to you!

  5. Yummmm....I am going to drizzle chocolate over mine!! Great pick.

  6. I had Sally's blog a couple of months ago - glad you picked one of her Brazilian recipes. :)

  7. YUM! I've pinned and can't wait to try this. I'm sure my Puerto Rican friends will LOVE it! It reminds me of coquito at Christmas!

  8. I must have missed this when I had Sally's blog - definitely adding it to the to-make list. YUM. Happy reveal day!

  9. Couscous & ConsciousnessAugust 26, 2014 at 5:39 AM

    What an intriguing recipe - I totally have to give this one a try.

  10. This sounds so interesting. I too love Sally's blog! How cool that you got adventurous and baked something Brazilian =)

  11. Emily @ Life on FoodAugust 26, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    This cake looks good. Isn't fun to try something completely out of the ordinary for these posts. Happy Reveal Day!

  12. How did I miss that recipe on her blog? So glad YOU found it and made it! Great SRC pick.


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