16 Coconut Cake Recipes: {Yum}

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If you’re a fan of coconut, you’re going to love this collection for today’s Recipe Hit List! I’ve handpicked from around the ‘net a yummy (and impressive) assortment of homemade coconut cake recipes…some adding a nice flavor twist too (such as lime, raspberry, lemon…and even a splash of rum!). Enjoy!

*Note: Descriptions below are quotes from the referenced sites

It Doesn't Take Much To Make A Coconut Cake Look Beautiful & Impressive On The Table

It Doesn't Take Much To Make A Coconut Cake Look Beautiful & Impressive On The Table

  1. Chocolate Chip Coconut Cake: The cake itself is far from sweet, there’s not very much sugar in the batter, but I love the contrast of the sweet coconut flavor and the bittersweet chocolate. It’s more of an everyday cake you might enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee, but that’s kind of my style. From So Good & Tasty.
  2. Six-Layer Coconut Cake with Mango Filling: The cake is more dense then other cakes that I’ve made. Since it was a six layer cake, I think the consistency of the cake was perfect or else it wouldn’t have held up. The frosting was light and just right for the cake, not too sweet. I couldn’t find coconut flakes so I just used shredded coconut. From Kaitlyn In The Kitchen.
  3. Coconut Angel Food Cake: A light-as-air angel food cake covered with drifts of fluffy coconut and topped with angel-shaped lollipops. Recipe from Martha Stewart.
  4. Coconut Lemon Cake: The lemon juices are soaked up by the coconut, keeping the entire cake moist and luscious. The aroma of this simple but flavorful cake is incredible. From What’s For Lunch Honey.
  5. Double Coconut Cake: The frosting is a fluffy meringue flavored with vanilla and coconut extracts (like my Nanny would make for my mayonnaise cake ~without the coconut extract!). The cake is topped with coconut between layers and on the top of the cake. The Life & Loves Of Grumpy’s Honeybunch.
  6. Coconut Cake: The cake was so good just by it self we almost ate it with out any frosting. If you want to have a very good coconut cake give this recipe a try. From Nico’s Blog.
  7. Coconut Rum Cake: Ah, the flavors of the Caribbean… This extra-moist, tender cake is infused with two flavors—coconut and rum—that go play off each other beautifully. From King Arthur Flour.
  8. Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake: In this stunning dessert, two layers of coconut-flavored cake are filled with sweet pineapple curd and topped with creamy coconut frosting, chunks of fresh pineapple and toasted coconut. From Eating Well.
  9. Key Lime Coconut Cake: This cake is supposed to serve eight people, but three of us devoured it over the weekend (you know; a slice here, a slice there). Be careful—this cake is dangerously addictive! From Serious Eats.
  10. Coconut Bundt Cake with Powdered-Sugar Glaze: Coconut milk, which gives a velvety texture to this pound cake, can be found in the Asian foods section of the supermarket. From Epicurious.
  11. Coconut Apple Cake: This seasonal, light, fluffy and moist cake was a real hit. We loved it for it’s awesome hint of rum and cinnamon as well as for it’s deliciously and defined taste of coconut and apple. Found at Rosa’s Yummy Yums.
  12. Spiced Pumpkin Coconut Flour Cake: Coconut flour requires the use of a lot of eggs (to hold it together), so I used the technique of making a chiffon cake (a high egg cake) from my trusty “Joy of Cooking”. I sweetened it with honey and maple sugar for a delicious “Fall” taste. But I am sure you could experiment with using the sweetener of your choice. From The Nourishing Gourmet.
  13. Coconut Cake & Cream Cheese Buttercream: It is a pretty straightforward but super moist sponge cake flavored with coconut milk and the layers get a good dousing of coconut liqueur (I am giving you to conservative amount, feel free to add). For the buttercream, I could not decide between a plain buttercream or a cream cheese frosting so I changed things around and mixed softened cream cheese to an Italian meringue buttercream. And.Oh.My! Turned out deliciously smooth and rich without being cloyingly sweet. From Tartelette.
  14. Coconut Cake With Chocolate Chunks: This cake is amazingly fluffy, making it impossibly light without nearing the texture of an angel food cake. It is tender, slightly dense, and oh so moist. The level of sweetness is perfect, especially when paired with the chunks of semisweet chocolate. From Blue Ridge Baker.
  15. Southern Coconut Cake: The assembled cake is really beautiful, and I thought the coconut flavor in the cake was nice and subtle. Again, the frosting was out of this world delicious and it wasn’t coyingly sweet or rich…perfect!! From Tender Crumb.
  16. Raspberry Lemon Coconut Cake: Luckily, this cake wasn’t too fussy–well relatively, we are talking about a layer cake here–and it came together quickly and easily. Layers of raspberry preserves and lemon buttercream decorated simply with a little coconut. No piping tips needed. From Not So Humble Pie.

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