The first time I enjoyed this pairing of flavours, it was not in the form of a cake! In my early 20s, I enjoyed the tipple of a Malibu and cola: the perfect mix of coconut, rum and sugar. This cake refines the famous flavour combination. If you wish, you can omit the splash of rum in the sugar syrup. This cake is super-super sweet.
To toast the coconut covering, place the coconut flakes onto a baking tray and place into the oven for 2–3 minutes, or until the coconut flakes are going golden