This is my go-to coconut sheet cake when I am entertaining a lot of people or I need to bring something for a potluck. It is made with buttermilk which makes it super moist and delicious and it is very easy to make. Depending on what I am making it for, I either cut it into little square bites or regular-sized coconut cake pieces.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease a large, rimmed baking sheet with butter.

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  • Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl.

  • Beat 1 3/4 cups sugar and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well combined. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately in 3 or 4 batches, beating after each addition on low speed until well combined. Spread batter onto the prepared baking sheet, smoothing out with a spatula.

  • Mix coconut flakes with 1/2 cup sugar and sprinkle evenly over the batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately pour heavy cream all over the cake while cake is still hot. Cool completely for about 1 hour, then cut into squares or rectangles.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 45.7g 15% DV; fat 14.6g 23% DV; cholesterol 55.6mg 19% DV; sodium 196.8mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2017
Great cake! everybody loved is and baking time was right. I was surprised too at the low baking temperature but cake came out great. Cake is fairly thin and light so baked through great and if oven temperature is higher the coconut would burn Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2018
I won't make this again because it is bland. Maybe a little vanilla would be helpful. Read More
3 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2017
Great cake! everybody loved is and baking time was right. I was surprised too at the low baking temperature but cake came out great. Cake is fairly thin and light so baked through great and if oven temperature is higher the coconut would burn Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2018
I won't make this again because it is bland. Maybe a little vanilla would be helpful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
This recipe is absolutely delicious. I accidentally left off the last part once, forgetting to pour the cream over the top, but it still went fast at an outdoor party. YUM!! Read More
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