Coconut Cake Raffaello

Coconut cake Raffaello-3 This coconut cake Raffaello will just melt in your mouth! A soft and moist cake with almonds,coconut,and white chocolate. Creamy frosting is very tasty and simple with just two ingredients. Overall this cake is super easy to make and divine as the Raffaello candy.

This recipe was inspired by my sister-in-law Galina with additions of few ingredients.



6 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup  all-purpose flour sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla


16 ozs. Mascarpone cheese

1 can condensed milk

Filling and toppings-

1 can evaporated milk

2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur *

1 1/4 cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds

1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut flakes(unsweetened) + more for topping ( I toasted in the oven)

1/2 cup apricot jam/preserve heated and cooled (optional but good)

Shredded white chocolate

Raffaello candies for decoration

* you can sub in 1 teaspoon almond extract/essence


Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Line the bottom of 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.

In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer,beat eggs,sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Gradually on low speed or using hands/spatula mix in flour. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool.


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Whip mascarpone cream with condensed milk for not more then a minute. Just as well combined.


Combine evaporated milk with amaretto liqueur or almond extract/essence.



Slice cake in half. Using a spoon,pour half of evaporated milk mixture* on the bottom layer.

Spread jam if adding any,followed by good amount of cream.

Sprinkle almonds,coconut, and white chocolate(optional).


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Moist the other half cake layer and place it on top.(sliced side down.)

Spread remaining cream all over the cake.

Add shredded coconut to the top and sides of the cake.

Sprinkle with white chocolate and top with Raffaello candies.

Refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours.

*If you like your cake to be on the sweeter side, add 2 tablespoons of condensed milk to evaporated milk. If you don’t like your cakes moist,you might want to reduce soaking mixture.


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Earl Grey Cupcakes

These earl grey tea cupcakes are seriously good. Delicately scented with lovely Bergamot flavor,perfect for ladies brunch,afternoon tea,baby shower or bridal shower.They will be equally impressive and delicious.
This recipe was adapted from Katie cakes.(  Primrose Bakery)
*I converted grams into cups.
1/2 cup milk
4 Earl Grey tea bags
1 stick butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
¼ tsp almond essence (optional)
2 cups plain flour
¾  tsp. Baking powder
½ tsp. Baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter ( softened at room temperature)
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar
few drops of lilac food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring milk to a boil over medium heat.
Remove from the heat and add tea bags.
Cover with lid for 30 minutes.
In a medium bowl using electric mixer cream butter with sugar until mixture is pale and smooth.
Add almond extract and eggs one at a time.Scrape bowl with spatula to make sure the mixture is well combined.
Combine flour with baking soda  and baking powder in separate bowl.
Add third of the flour to the butter mixture and beat. Add third of the milk with tea to the mixture.
Repeat until all the flour and milk has been added.
Fill cupcake pan with 2/3  of the batter.
Bake for about 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
Butter cream frosting:
Beat butter until pale and fluffy.
Add powdered sugar on low and gradually increasing speed to high.Scrape the sides of the bowl with spatula.
Add milk and vanilla and drop of coloring.Whip  until its smooth and creamy.
Ice the cupcakes with a generous swirl of the frosting.
Enjoy with your favorite cup of tea.