Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mini Cocolate Coconut Cake Surprise

            As you all know I love coming up with new recipes, especially ones that I feel will surprise my Husband and kids.  Today while messing around with a few ingredients, I came up with a deliciously light and fluffy coconut chocolate cake with a surprise, LEMON JUICE!    The lemon juice is what helped make this cake light and fluffy, and taste out of this world.  Give it a try and tel me what you think.  So without further adieu, here is the recipe
 1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 baking cocoa powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Brown Sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 8 oz. pack cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 tbsp vegetable oil
coconut flakes
             Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese,  eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, and oil.  in a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and granulated sugar.  Combine dry mixture slowly into wet mixture until batter is light and fluffy. Add Chocolate chips.  If batter seems thick, add more lemon juice.  Spray ramekins with cooking spray.  Sprinkle 1 Tbsp brown sugar and coconut flakes into bottom of each ramekin.  Fill ramekins with batter, leaving room for it to rise.  Sprinkle tops with more coconut flakes. Place in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.  This recipe make about 10 or 12 servings using 4.5 oz. ramekins.