Homemade Coconut Cake Recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter 125 grams
  • 2 cups flour 280 grams
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 15 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 grams
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar 300 grams
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup milk 245 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 grams
  • 1/2 cup butter 125 grams, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese 125 grams
  • 5 cups powdered sugar 1 kilo
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/2 ml
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 gram
  • 1/4 cup half and half 60 grams
  • 1-2 cups coconut flakes 75-150 grams
  • Instructions

Homemade Coconut Cake Recipe

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°(180° celsius), lightly grease with butter and flour two 8 or 9 inch cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl at medium speed beat together butter and sugar for 2 minutes until combined then add eggs and beat, combine well.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. then gradually add flour mixture, beating on low until combined. Add milk and vanilla and continue beating until combined.
  4. Divide batter into prepared pans. Bake until golden (use toothpick to test for doneness), approximately 30-35 minutes. Remove and let cool completely on wire racks.
  1. In a medium bowl beat together butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed until creamy approximately 1 minute. Lower speed to medium and add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beat well after each addition. Add salt, half and half and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. To frost the cake, place the first layer on a large plate top side down, spread with approximately 1 cup of frosting, place the second cake top side down and frost with remaining frosting.
  3. Cover cake with coconut flakes. (we did it with small handfuls and packed it lightly against the cake). Enjoy!

Share It To Your Friends!

Share to Facebook