Catch-A-Husband Cake

Fluted coconut cake with coconut shavings on top, resting on a white cake stand.
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The Catch-A-Husband Cake is a coconut-flavored dessert, originating in South America, most likely Brazil or Venezuela. Though its exact origins remain unclear, the cake is apparently so good it will earn you a marriage proposal if you make it for your partner. (You may remember me trying another partner-finding recipe called Marry Me Chicken, which falls into this same genre.)

Unlike other cake recipes, which call for creaming butter into sugar, this 1-minute blender cake recipe has you combine dry ingredients first, before adding them to the wet. Then everything is blended, poured into a prepared pan, and baked. Rather than yielding a light, fluffy cake, the Catch-A-Husband is dense and rich—almost like a flan, but dry, and not at all delicate.

A coconut bundt cake topped with a shredded coconut glaze.

1-Minute Coconut Blender Cake

This simple Brazilian recipe for coconut cake is supposed to be good enough to catch a partner.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Brazilian, South American
Servings 12
Calories 445 kcal


  • blender
  • bundt pan



  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 12 oz. evaporated milk 1 can
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Coconut Glaze

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


Baking the cake.

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F/175˚C.
  • Grease the bundt pan with softened butter making sure to get into all of the seams. Add a couple of tablespoons of flour to the pan and rotate the pan to thoroughly coat all the sides. Tap the pan in the sink to knock off excess flour.
  • In the pitcher of a blender add all of the listed cake ingredients: condensed milk, evaporated milk, coconut milk, flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and melted butter, blend until smooth. Depending on the size of your pitcher, you may have to blend in two batches.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350˚F/175˚C for 45 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven. Invert on to a rack and remove the pan. While the cake cools prepare the glaze.

Preparing the glaze.

  • In a small saucepan combine coconut milk, sugar, and sweetened coconut.
  • Stir the mixture and bring it to a boil. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Place the cake on a rimmed dish and spoon on the coconut glaze.


Calories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 10gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 137mgPotassium: 373mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 308IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 187mgIron: 3mg
Keyword blender cake, coconut
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How Does It Taste?

Catch-A-Husband Cake has a nice coconut flavor. Since that flavor comes from coconut milk rather than artificial extract, the dessert doesn’t have that unpleasant taste reminiscent of suntan lotion. The vanilla comes through nicely and works well with the coconut. And, unlike so many other cakes you find today, this one isn’t too sweet.

As for the glaze, it’s…..interesting. Applied to the cake it seems rather wet, tending to pool at the bottom of the plate. Without the coconut, it would be like the simple syrup you brush on cakes to keep them moist. It does contribute to the overall coconut flavor of the cake though, adding another layer of sweetness, and brings coconut’s chewy, fibrous texture to the dessert.

All-in-all I can’t say if making this cake will get you a marriage proposal, but I guess it’s worth a shot!

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