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Coconut Cake Recommendations?

sparknut Jun 17, 2008 02:55 PM

Hello Everyone,

My boyfriend requested a coconut cake for his birthday this year. I have no idea where to order one in Austin?! I'm not very familiar with bakeries in Austin, and the ones I do know don't bake coconut cakes. Help me make my boyfriend's birthday spectacular!


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    yimay Jun 19, 2008 09:09 PM

    this seems really weird, but Fuego's on north lamar, that specializes in "cali-mex" has the most delicious coconut cake. also tres leches, but i think the coconut cake is the best.

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    1. re: yimay
      Ashforth Aug 1, 2008 07:59 PM

      We went to Fuego's for the first time tonight and had the coconut cake for dessert. It was fantastic, served warm and was almost like a bread pudding. The female owner told us that they make all of the desserts themselves from family recipes.

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      sparknut Jun 19, 2008 10:08 AM

      Thank you so much for all of your suggestions! I ordered a cake from Russell's this morning. I thought about baking a cake for him, but I'm not a great baker and I don't want to take the risk!

      1. curlykerry Jun 18, 2008 06:48 AM

        CocoLeches cake at Chez Zee is to die for!!!

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          bookgrrl72 Jun 18, 2008 08:26 AM

          Agreed. It is awesome -- moist and not too terribly sweet.

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            The Chowhound Team Jun 22, 2008 01:19 PM

            A recipe suggestion for making your own was moved to the Home Cooking board at: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/531553

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          angusb Jun 17, 2008 06:46 PM

          I know that Russell's Bakery sells a coconut cake that many people like. I am not personally recommending it, just passing along the info: http://www.russellsbakery.com/

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            cstrombe Jun 18, 2008 07:53 AM

            Yes! I was just going to post the same thing--try Russell's. Had one several months back and it was very good.

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