Candied Orange Coconut cake


As featured in The Joy of Kosher:



  • 1 envelope instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater

Candied Citrus:

  • 3 clementines sliced thinly or one large orange
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Orange Glaze:

  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Line baking pan with parchment paper. This will fill a bundt pan, 12 1/2″ loaf pan or 2 regular cake rounds .

3. In a large bowl add all dry ingredients and mix well .

4. Place eggs and sugar in another bowl and beat on medium speed with a mixer untill light and fluffy.  Add the rosewater and orange juice, then continue to mix at low speed. Add orange zest and slowly begin to add in the dry ingredients, then mix untill thoroughly incorporated. Pour into your prepared pans and bake for 35-45 minutes untill your cake tester comes out clean. Cool cake and drizzle with glaze below and decorate with Candied Citrus and Orange Glaze (see below). You an also just sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Candied Citrus: Place all Ingredients in a small pot and place on medium heat. Simmer untill clementines are opaque and covered with a nice layer of sugar. Remove each slice of clementine and cool on a piece of parchment paper.Remaining syrup can be used to sweeten tea. 

Orange Glaze: In a small bowl combine sugar and orange juice till smooth and lump free . Drizzle over cooled


Hello world!

Just a little bit about me and my blog:

​Some quick thoughts why I started my Kosherlifehappywife blog and group. Those of you who knew me growing up and haven’t been in touch for a while must certainly be surprised! Our home was always kosher but we didn’t keep kosher outside of the home. I know what lobster, pepperoni pizza… All taste like and hey I’m not going to lie and say they’re gross they were delicious at the time. Ten years ago I met my husband and he was bal schuvah (newly religious I guess) I made a commitment to change my life. Am I here to preach about religion no way! But I can tell you that so many things have changed and it’s not just keeping kosher. I always tell my non observant friends that I can pinpoint the exact second of the week that brings me the greatest joy. Before I was observant I couldn’t. That moment is after I light my Shabbat candles when the house is quiet and I hear my door opening and my husband coming back from the synagogue say ” Shabbat shalom ishti ycara (my precious wife)”It’s that exact moment that happens every week that just makes everything make sense to me. So I’m not here to preach but simply show that kosher can be cool

     I have always loved the kitchen. My fondest memories are of my mother and grandmother baking and cooking together for the holidays. One of my favorites was watching my Hungarian bobba stretch strudel dough for hours till it was paper thin. I admit I don’t have the patience and frankly the skill for that but I do have the motivation to share with you my Kosher kitchen. This blog will show you my favorite recipes, a combination of my Ashkenazi heritage and my husband’s Moroccan flavors.

    I also love a good DIY project and a beautiful table so I will share my tips and style with you as well.