12 Coconut Cake Recipes to Celebrate
Whether it's a birthday, Easter spread, or a simple spring picnic, nothing says celebration quite like coconut cake. The light, fluffy texture and tropical taste make every bite a sweet reminder of how delicious it is to share with family and friends. We've collected twelve of our best coconut cake recipes, ranging from an old-fashioned layer cake to an enticing gluten-free option. Find your favorite from among these memorable coconut cake recipes.
Italian Four-Layer Coconut Cream Cake
This decadent cake has is loaded with coconut flavor. Shredded coconut is mixed into the batter, then added to the rich cream cheese frosting for a sweet and wonderfully chewy finish.
Aunt Connie's Coconut Cake
"This cake was delicious!" raves home cook Stephanie. "Not overly sweet and a wonderful coconut flavor throughout. The cake batter itself was addicting! It made a perfect Easter cake which I brought to my family gathering."
Ultimate Coconut Cake
A toasted coconut buttercream frosting tops a delightfully soft layer cake for a beautiful and delicious finish. Create this stunning dessert in just under an hour with this easy-to-follow recipe.
Fresh Coconut Layer Cake
Fresh ingredients make for a moist, tender coconut cake that will be the star of any special occasion. Cream of coconut, coconut milk, and fresh grated coconut combine for a winning recipe. The result is a cake that will wow your guests.
Coconut Sour Cream Pound Cake
This top-rated recipe takes traditional pound cake to a whole new level. Coconut extract and sour cream work to give each slice serious richness and flavor. Top cooled cake with homemade whipped cream or powdered sugar.
Gluten-Free Coconut Cake
Going gluten-free shouldn't mean you have to skip dessert. Using walnuts, coconut milk, and gluten-free flour, this recipe will have everyone coming back for seconds. Frost with a simple vanilla buttercream to enhance the light, fresh flavor.
Toasted Coconut-Topped Blueberry Cake
A toasted coconut crumble adds a unique texture to this to this fruit-studded cake. A sizable dash of cinnamon helps to bring all the fresh and lively flavors together in one unbelievably good bite.
Chocolate Coconut Cream Cake
Coconut and chocolate go hand-in-hand, and this recipe makes the most of the delicious pairing. An incredibly rich filling made from heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and flaked coconut makes this cake an extra-special treat.
Coconut Poke Cake
"White cake soaked in sweet creamy coconut milk and smothered in whipped topping and flaked coconut," says recipe creator Leslie. "A real treat for those with a sweet tooth."
Coconut-Rum Cake with Lemon Curd and White Chocolate Ganache
An incredibly unique spin on standard coconut cake. Tender cake layers are filled with tangy lemon curd, coconut rum pastry cream, and a perfectly sweet white chocolate ganache. This cake will make an impressive display with one-of-a-kind flavor.
Brazilian-Style Moist Coconut Cake
This melt-in-your-mouth cake consists of a rich sponge soaked in sweetened condensed milk, then topped with lightly toasted coconut flakes. Incredible flavor that makes it nearly impossible to have just one slice.
Coconut Meringue Cake
A mouthwatering mashup of toasted coconut meringue and butter cake that is sure to please. You can have this pillowy confection baked and ready in just an hour.