Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

Fresh coconut and its sweet water are the keys to this cake, passed down from pastry chef Ben Mims' grandmother, Jane Newson.Todd Coleman

Fresh coconut and its sweet water are the keys to this cake, passed down from former associate food editor Ben Mims' grandmother, Jane Newson. A handy rotary coconut grater produces snow-like coconut flakes, but a hand grater works well, too. This recipe first appeared in our March 2012 issue, with Ben Mims' story Sweet Southern Dreams.