7 6 10 Followed suggestions, adding a teaspoon baking soda, one less egg, half cup less sugar, half teaspoon more coconut extract, adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract. It stuck to the pan big time.
I ended up mixing the cake & (cream cheese) frosting together. I used a cookie scoop to tray them. Drizzled melted chocolate chips (with a little shortening after it was melted) over & sprinkling with shredded coconut.
The cake, before I crumbled it, was pretty good. Sweet enough with reduced sugar. I'd add the egg, too. Mine was low in the middle (the part not touching the pan). I think the denseness problem would be caused by not mixing enough between egg additions. I think the additional egg would solve it.
I used a cup of unsweetened coconut & extract, but t still wasn't very coconutty-storebrand extract.
The coconut babies I made were not bad. I think chocolate frosting would have been better since it was more like a candy than cake. Tasted similar to what's left in the cake pan after the cake is served. :? :) They were pretty. Served them on a silver tray. Birthday candles stuck in pretty well. They were still quite sticky so I dipped the bottoms in graham cracker crumbs. Refrigerated them before & after scooping to help retain the shape.
Oh, if you use the mixer when adding the coconut, be prepared to scrape it off your beaters. Not a big deal, but realize it will need it. And, an hour is too long. 'About forty five minutes in my oven.
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