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The 17 Best Coconut Cake Recipes You Should Try

FEBRUARY 02, 2023
The 17 Best Coconut Cake Recipes You Should Try
Coconut is often used as an ingredient in desserts, and it's easy to see why. Not only does it add a subtle sweetness, but it also adds a pleasurable crunch. And when it comes to cakes, it's not just the texture that counts; it's the flavor, too! So, if you're looking for a sweet treat that packs an extra punch of flavor, you'll want to try out one of these 17 best coconut cake recipes. From classic coconut cakes to unique creations, these recipes will bring a delicious twist to your dessert table. Get ready to whip up a delicious and delectable coconut cake that will be the talk of the night!
Cup Cake Project

Triple Coconut Cake

I make this cake in a slow cooker and when I invert it, the top ends up being a darker brown and a little crunchy while the inside of the cake is light and very moist.
1
101
2 hr 21 min
TOTAL TIME
985
CALORIES
$1.02
PER SERVING
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Triple Coconut Cake
Bethcakes

Triple Coconut Rum Cake

***recipe updated 7/6/2021***
4
995
1
50 min
TOTAL TIME
806
CALORIES
$1.09
PER SERVING
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Triple Coconut Rum Cake
Half Baked Harvest

Lemon Coconut Naked Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream.

Three soft, perfectly sweet, very moist, extra coconutty, lemon scented cake layers. Each drizzled lightly with a sweet honey lemon syrup, and then generously frosted with the most delicious whipped vanilla buttercream. 
88
7,145
65
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
792
CALORIES
$1.07
PER SERVING
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Lemon Coconut Naked Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream.
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The Girl Who Ate Everything

Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake

This Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake recipe has a layer of bananas and coconut with a brown sugar sauce infusing every bite. No one will know that it started with a cake mix!
1
937
9
45 min
TOTAL TIME
344
CALORIES
$0.48
PER SERVING
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Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake
Gonna Want Seconds

Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Creamy coconut cake will have guests doing double takes! Rich, creamy, & delicately sweet, with shaved coconut topping, it’s a dessert to end all desserts.
5
255.1k
4.9k
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
450
CALORIES
$0.83
PER SERVING
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Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
Simply So Good

High Altitude Pumpkin Coconut Cake

Moist pumpkin cake with coconut topped with a light and fluffy cream cheese icing topped with more coconut.
2
6
1
797
CALORIES
$1.73
PER SERVING
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High Altitude Pumpkin Coconut Cake
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Cooklist AI

Tropical Coconut Cake with Dreamy Cream Cheese Frosting

This Tropical Coconut Cake with Dreamy Cream Cheese Frosting is the ultimate choice for dessert lovers. A moist, flavorful cake infused with sweetened cream of coconut is paired with a luscious, coconutty cream cheese frosting and topped with shaved coconut. A delectable treat awaits in every bite.
1
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
644
CALORIES
$1.10
PER SERVING
Tropical Coconut Cake with Dreamy Cream Cheese Frosting
Directions
16 STEPS
1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray two 9-inch cake pans with non-stick baking spray.
2
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
3
In a large bowl, cream together sugar, softened butter, and sweetened cream of coconut using an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
4
Beat in egg yolks, one at a time.
5
Add vanilla and coconut extracts, and mix well.
6
With the mixer set on low, alternate between adding the dry ingredients and buttermilk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
7
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites and a pinch of salt with clean and dry beaters until they form stiff peaks.
8
Gently fold egg whites into the cake batter.
9
Evenly divide the batter between the prepared cake pans.
10
Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
11
Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10-15 minutes, then invert cakes onto wire racks to cool completely.
12
To prepare the frosting, beat cream cheese and room temperature butter together using an electric mixer until just combined.
13
Add sweetened cream of coconut, vanilla extract, and coconut extract; beat to combine.
14
Gradually add powdered sugar until all ingredients are smooth and well combined.
15
Frost cooled cakes, then sprinkle shredded coconut all over and press gently so that it adheres.
16
Store the cake in the fridge until serving time.
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Desserts and Baking About.com

Super Easy Coconut Cake

This beautiful and delicious cake comes together quickly with the use of cake mix. The best part - you can add jelly beans!
38
45 min
TOTAL TIME
296
CALORIES
$0.55
PER SERVING
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Super Easy Coconut Cake
Completely Delicious

Southern Coconut Cake

This southern coconut layer cake has light and tender coconut cake layers, a creamy coconut filling, and coconut cream cheese frosting. It's a coconut lover's dream come true!
131
313
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
1126
CALORIES
$1.22
PER SERVING
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Southern Coconut Cake
Liv For Cake

Coconut Cake

This moist and delicious coconut cake recipe is infused with natural coconut flavor throughout.
28
2 hr 35 min
TOTAL TIME
795
CALORIES
$1.53
PER SERVING
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Coconut Cake
Souvlaki for the Soul

Mango Coconut Cake

This tropical-inspired Mango Coconut Cake is like summer vacation on a plate. Made with chewy coconut flakes, fresh mango purée, and a sticky sweet-tart passionfruit glaze - this cake has it all. It's moist, light, refreshing, and delicious!
7
48
71
55 min
TOTAL TIME
348
CALORIES
$0.77
PER SERVING
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Mango Coconut Cake
The Mindful Hapa

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Chocolate cake layered with dark chocolate coconut bars and a thick coconut cream frosting on top. This cake is soft, moist, and fluffy with the chewy coconut bars in the center of every bite ... so delicious!
55
40 min
TOTAL TIME
1018
CALORIES
$2.51
PER SERVING
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Chocolate Coconut Cake
Inspired by Charm

Strawberry Coconut Cake

This Strawberry Coconut Cake is a delicious and easy-to-fix dessert that's perfect for summer. Made from a box cake mix plus fresh strawberries and coconut, it's a cake anyone can create and everyone will enjoy.
1
3,666
53
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
929
CALORIES
$2.08
PER SERVING
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Strawberry Coconut Cake
Smart Little Cookie

Orange Ricotta Coconut Cake

Sweet, moist and with a refreshing citrus flavor, this Orange Ricotta Coconut Cake is the perfect dessert choice for any occasion.
6
36
55 min
TOTAL TIME
523
CALORIES
$0.40
PER SERVING
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Orange Ricotta Coconut Cake
The Stay At Home Chef

Homemade Coconut Cake

This Coconut Cake Recipe is made from scratch and full of bold coconut flavor and topped off with a coconut cream cheese frosting. This is the kind of cake that will wow everyone in the room!
33
116.1k
21.7k
40 min
TOTAL TIME
906
CALORIES
$1.06
PER SERVING
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Homemade Coconut Cake
Tastes Better from Scratch

Coconut Cake with Pineapple Filling

The most AMAZING Coconut Cake, with layers of tender, moist coconut cake, fresh pineapple filling, and whipped coconut cream cheese frosting that all pair together perfectly.
524
141.3k
17.4k
5 hr
TOTAL TIME
873
CALORIES
$1.49
PER SERVING
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Coconut Cake with Pineapple Filling
Sugar Salt and Magic

Coconut and Raspberry Cake

With ribbons of raspberry and a soft, fluffy coconut flavour, this coconut and raspberry cake is perfect for morning or afternoon tea. The crunchy streusel topping takes this buttery loaf cake will be love at first bite.
1
30
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME
705
CALORIES
$1.49
PER SERVING
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Coconut and Raspberry Cake
Tatyanas Everyday Food

Raffaello Coconut Cake

Amazing coconut cake recipe, inspired by Raffaello chocolate truffles! Made with coconut cake layers and coconut buttercream!
2
24
2 hr
TOTAL TIME
603
CALORIES
$1.21
PER SERVING
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Raffaello Coconut Cake
Coconut Cake FAQ
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