I'm planning a three tiered cake for a New Year's Eve party. One tier will be german chocolate inspired with dark chocolate cake & coconut pecan filling & chocolate ganache (or perhaps some toated pecan buttercream). I'd love to make a second tier out of coconut cake (filling still to be decided). However, I'm having difficulty locating a coconut cake recipe that is dense enough to hold up to stacking without turning out "muffiny". Does anyone have a great recipe?
Also, I want to cover the cake in fondant, and I usually make MFF fondant. Anyone know if I can replace the milk in the recipe with coconut milk, & add some coconut extract?