One of the main ingredient in Bahamas is coconut. They say, dessert is not quite Bahamian unless the sweet taste of the coconut is added. Coconut trees are in abundance in the Bahamas and coconut is common ingredient in Bahamian dishes especially desserts.
The recipe calls for 2 8*inch pans, but I used a loaf pan and rest of the batter I poured to the muffin tray. The mini muffins for baked just for my neighbors kids. The two little girls enjoyed eating those muffins.
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 cup fresh, finely chopped coconut
3/4 cup coconut milk
Preheat oven to 350F
Sift dry ingredients together.
BEat shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Add vanilla extract and coconut.
Add dry ingredients alternately with coconut milk, stirring only to blend.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle coconut on top & sides of cake and serve!!!