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A couple of weeks ago was my husband’s birthday. I knew I wanted to make him a coconut cake (we all need something that tastes sunny in February), but every recipe I found online seemed too rich and complicated to me. I tend to prefer recipes with fewer ingredients, where possible.

I was surprised and intrigued when I found this recipe that belonged to Emily Dickinson!

I think it came out just wonderful: not too rich and with a pound cake consistency. Of course, being a birthday cake, I contaminated by smothering it in coconut frosting. I really liked how the two worked together since the cake wasn’t too sweet.

Plus, it was fun to tell the birthday boy who gave me the recipe…


Please squint real hard and imagine this as a round birthday cake with coconut frosting.