Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kiwi Turtle Cake

A delightful cake with coconut, bananas and dates. We also love Arizona Date Cake from page 140 in Tastes & Treasures cookbook. The recipe was given to the Historical League from the family of Congressman John J. Rhodes.

Fruity Turtle Cake 

Peeled, and thinly sliced kiwis (as many as it takes to cover shell)

Bananas, thinly sliced, lengthwise

Coconut flesh (1/2 cup)

Coconut water (1/4 cup)

Dates, pitted (1/2 cup)

1. Put coconut flesh, coconut water, and dates into a blender, and blend on high until you get an "icing" like consistency (not too liquidy, if it is too thin, add more dates)

2. Start with layered bananas on the bottom, followed by some coconut date "icing", followed by thinly sliced kiwi rounds, and then some more "icing", and then more banana slices. Continue this pattern, moving slowly into the center until you get a 1/2 circle shape on your plate.

3. Next, layer the 1/2 circle with thinly sliced kiwi rounds to make the green colour of the turtle shell.

4. Make the head, feet, and tail, simply by carving out individual kiwis to get the shapes as pictured in the picture below.

from:Live Love Fruit