After searching the web for some coconut cake recipes, I decided I didn't want to have to make a special trip to the grocery store and buy a bunch of ingredients like heavy whipping cream or cream cheese that would just end up upsetting my stomach anyway.
Couldn't I just add coconut to a regular chocolate cake? I've got flour, eggs, oil, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder etc...I could find a simple from-scratch recipe somewhere, but where? Ah, the Hershey's web-site for the cocoa powder.
So, that's that. I was a little frustrated and a little disappointed that it didn't come out picture-perfect, but at least Lily and I had a fun time this afternoon and she got to see a real coconut. Normally, I list the recipe at this point, but trust me, you don't want it.
Oh, as for the cake - it's sickeningly sweet, but edible in small doses.
I'd like to hear about tragedies you've had in your kitchen lately - feel free to comment!