Ultimate Coconut Cake Recipe

Are you a fan of rich and sweet desserts? Look no further, as we have the ultimate coconut cake recipe for you. With its delicate coconut flavor, fluffy texture, and smooth frosting, this cake is sure to please everyone at your next gathering.

What You Need To Make Ultimate Coconut Cake Recipe

Ultimate Coconut Cake
  • shredded coconut
  • sugar
  • flour
  • room temperature
  • milk
  • simple syrup
Ultimate Coconut Cake

How To Make Ultimate Coconut Cake

Jennifer Tirrell
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 184 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups shredded coconut
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup milk, or more as needed
  • ¼ cup simple syrup, or to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. This will prevent the cake from sticking to the pan, and make it easy to remove once it's done baking.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut and sugar. Sift in the flour, and whisk again to combine.
  • Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, and then pour them into the well.
  • Add enough milk to reach a slightly thickened but runny texture. Whisk everything together to create the batter. Then pour it into the prepared pan.
  • Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it's golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes. Then pour the simple syrup over the cake before serving.
Keyword Coconut Cake

Pro Tips for Making Ultimate Coconut Cake

Coconut cake is a popular dessert that can be enjoyed all year round. With its rich and creamy flavor, it’s the perfect choice for a special occasion or just a sweet treat. In this article, we’ll provide you with some pro tips for making the ultimate coconut cake.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Coconut Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk and beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla and coconut extracts.
  5. Fold in the shredded coconut.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove from the pans and place on a wire rack to cool completely.


This Ultimate Coconut Cake recipe is the perfect choice for any occasion. With its tender and delicious flavor, it is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Don’t hesitate to give this recipe a try and enjoy a slice of heaven in every bite!

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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