|Ultimate Coconut Cake supports scholarships
College of Graduate Studies is having its annual fundraiser – a drawing
for a chance at the Ultimate Coconut Cake from the Peninsula Grill.
Proceeds of this drawing will go to recruitment scholarships for the
College of Graduate Studies PhD and MD/PhD programs. Since the
fundraiser began the College of Graduate Studies has given out more
than $7,000 in scholarships from its proceeds.
Tickets are available in the College of Graduate Studies Dean’s Office
in the Basic Science Building Room 102. Tickets are $1 each or a book
of 6 for $5. The drawing will be held on Dec. 17. For a look at the
cake you can go to http://www.peninsulagrill.com/coconut.asp.
In 2003, after having the Ultimate Coconut Cake at a party, the idea of
using this popular cake to raise money for scholarships came about.
Based upon his grandmother's recipe, the Ultimate Coconut Cake has been
refined to frothy perfection by Peninsula Grill Executive Chef Robert
Carter. The cake is 4" tall and 10" in diameter, serves 16 people or
more, and weighs approximately 12 lbs. The retail value of the cake is
This cake is famous not just in Charleston, but has been featured in
the New York Times, Bon Appetit, the Martha Stewart Show, Bobby Flay’s
Throwdown and elsewhere on the Food Network. It is not surprising
that each year well before the tickets go on sale the College of
Graduate Studies receives calls from those familiar with this
fundraiser to find out when the tickets will be available.
Each year about $1,000 tickets have been sold, with an all time high
last year at more than $1,300 in sales. The drawing has been held
annually since 2003.