Sunday, January 2, 2011

Coconut Cake

A cake worth celebrating, A decadent cake with a coconut twist. I absolutely love this cake and would recommend making it to anyone who enjoys coconut! Its a bit time consuming but the end result is worth it and its sure to be loved by all who eat it. I made this for a Christmas party and it was an instant hit.
Basic 1-2-3-4 cake:
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups sifted self rising flour
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup flaked, sweetened coconut
7-minute frosting:
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 to 3 cups coconut, flaked and sweetened

Cake Directions:
pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 9 inch cake pans.
Using an electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue to cream well for 6 to 8 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and coconut milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and continue to beat until just mixed. Divide batter equally among prepared pan. Level better in each pan by holding pan 3 or 4 inches above counter, then dropping it flat to counter. Bake For 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cool in pans for 5 to 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto cooling racks.

stir together sugar, sour cream, milk and coconut in a bowl until well blended. Add first cake layer onto pedestal. Using the wrong end of a wooden spoon poke holes approximately 1-inch apart until entire cake has been poked. Spread a third of the filling mixture on cake layer. Top with second layer, repeat process. Top with last layer and repeat process again.

Place sugar, cream of tartar, salt, water and egg white in the top of a double boiler. Beat with a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute. Place pan over boiling water, being sure that boiling water does not touch the bottom of the top pan. Beat constantly on high speed with electric mixer for 7 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Frost the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle top and sides of cake with coconut.


  1. OH, what a gorgeous cake!! I LOVE coconut, but am surrounded by people who do not :( What is WRONG with them?? I could just make it and eat it all by myself... :)

  2. the cake looks so beautiful, well done!! happy new year to you!

  3. i think thats a great idea!! you cant go wrong with a coconut cake to yourself :)

  4. Coconut cake is my favorite! Yours looks perfect.

  5. I am a huge coconut fan - used to not be but now that I have "matured" I can't get enough of the stuff! Beautiful Cake!!!

  6. this cake looks absolutely delicious! I definitely want to try it one day