Strawberry-Coriander Cake with Coconut Glaze (recipe)

Strawberry-Coriander Cake with Coconut Glaze

I can’t believe it’s already been a month since the last installment of They Go Really Well Together. This time around the challenge was to come up with a recipe that combined the elements of strawberry and coriander, and boy do I think this was the most successful pairing to date!

I decided that I would try my hands at a strawberry jam cake, and blend the coriander in that way. Coriander is a peculiar flavour and not one that I work with often. Still, I thought its slightly citric quality would lend itself well to this kind of dessert and since I have also vowed to make as many cakes as possible this year, it was a win-win :)

From CulinaryCafe.com:

Coriander is probably one of the first spices used by mankind, having been known as early as 5000 BC. Sanskrit writings dating from about 1500 BC also spoke of it. In the Old Testament “manna” is described as “white like Coriander Seed.” (Exodus 16:31) The Romans spread it throughout Europe and it was one of the first spices to arrive in America.

Coriander is not interchangable with cilantro, although they are from the same plant. Ground Coriander seed is traditional in desserts and sweet pastries as well as in curries, meat, and seafood dishes with South American, Indian, Mediterranean, and African origins. Add it to stews and marinades for a Mediterranean flavor.

Working from this recipe for Country Jam Cake on the Kraft Foods website I started putting everything together. I ground the seeds shown above into a fine powder and used them to replace the allspice mentioned in the recipe. Mission accomplished! Unfortunately I forgot to incorporate the coconut into the cake dough, and by the time I realized my omission it was too late, so I worked it into the glaze instead. Yes, kinda gloppy in appearance, but it tasted good, and that’s what matters right? :lol: Next time I’ll try it with the coconut -inside- and see which version I prefer :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About 

Passionate foodie, founder of Trinigourmet and Caribbean Lifestyle Maven. Author of "Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes"

You are here: Home // dairy, desserts, vegetarian // Strawberry-Coriander Cake with Coconut Glaze (recipe)

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    Ooooh, yummy! I love that gorgeous topping!

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    Ooooh, yummy! I love that gorgeous topping!

  • http://culinarytypes.blogspot.com T.W. Barritt

    It is a spice week, isn’t it? Now you’ve got me heading for the kitchen to sprinkle a little coriander on a strawberry to see what the taste is like!

  • http://culinarytypes.blogspot.com T.W. Barritt

    It is a spice week, isn’t it? Now you’ve got me heading for the kitchen to sprinkle a little coriander on a strawberry to see what the taste is like!

  • http://www.vintagestylefiles.com Theresa

    Interesting combination. Plus, I love coconut and that cake looks especially scrumptious. I’ll bet adding coconut to both the cake and the glaze will make it even more delicious!

  • http://www.vintagestylefiles.com Theresa

    Interesting combination. Plus, I love coconut and that cake looks especially scrumptious. I’ll bet adding coconut to both the cake and the glaze will make it even more delicious!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Rosa – Not too gloppy ? :) I felt so embarassed but it tastes good :) and it’s all been eaten :D

    T.W. – Gotta love the spices, what did you think of the combo? Wonder what it’s like on a raw berry :) hehe

    Theresa – I think I agree with you .. next time coconut inside and out ! :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Rosa – Not too gloppy ? :) I felt so embarassed but it tastes good :) and it’s all been eaten :D

    T.W. – Gotta love the spices, what did you think of the combo? Wonder what it’s like on a raw berry :) hehe

    Theresa – I think I agree with you .. next time coconut inside and out ! :)

  • http://bounteous-bites.blogspot.com/ evelin

    But know what? This glaze actually looks yummy for me!:) If you consider re-making the cake, do put coconut inside and outside of it!

    Strawberry jam and coriander seeds make a lovely combination as I have tried now, too. Glad you liked it as well!

    Thank you for participating in the event!

  • http://bounteous-bites.blogspot.com/ evelin

    But know what? This glaze actually looks yummy for me!:) If you consider re-making the cake, do put coconut inside and outside of it!

    Strawberry jam and coriander seeds make a lovely combination as I have tried now, too. Glad you liked it as well!

    Thank you for participating in the event!