This simple cake is one of my favorite recipes, because I love coconut. The recipe has been mostly eyeing the ingredients so I tried to make the recipe. This has been in my family for years.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Whisk coconut and sugar together in a bowl. Sift in flour and whisk to combine. Make a well in the middle of the mixture and set aside.

  • Whisk eggs together in a small bowl and pour into the well in the flour mixture. Add enough milk to reach a slightly thickened, but runny, texture. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Pour simple syrup over cake before serving.

Cook's Note:

For a better-tasting syrup either add rose water or coconut extract. You can pour syrup over individual slices rather than the entire cake, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; 6.5 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium. 29.2 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2019
So moist and tasty. Yummy Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2019
I saw that the recipe had no leavening ingredients but decided to make it "as written" in case coconut had some magical power that I didn't know about. It doesn't. This recipe produced the equivalent of coconut biscuits. I'll be using it as a base for stewed fruit. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2019
So moist and tasty. Yummy Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2019
I saw that the recipe had no leavening ingredients but decided to make it "as written" in case coconut had some magical power that I didn't know about. It doesn't. This recipe produced the equivalent of coconut biscuits. I'll be using it as a base for stewed fruit. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
07/15/2019
I really hate to leave a negative review but am doing so to bring attention to the submitter that something is definitely missing in this recipe. I make a crustless coconut pie that the photo of this cake reminded me of. So thought I d give it a try because the photo looks moist and chewy and quite delicious. Mine baked up to about a quarter inch tall and was rubbery and very pale. My first thought was it needs leavening or smaller dish. I made it again but added another egg and butter (like my pie recipe) and baked it in a smaller pan. It s taller but still pale with not much taste. So please help all of us with this so it will look like the photo! I will be glad to change my rating if the problem with the recipe is fixed and it turns out like the picture! (I was waiting to see other reviews just to see if they had trouble too and they did.) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/13/2019
I'm sorry I can only give this recipe 1 star. The pic looks so delicious but I was not pleased with how this cake turned out. I followed the directions you gave but my cake turned out like leather not fluffy like the one in the pic. Are you sure this is the right kind of flour or are you missing out some ingredients like baking powder and baking soda? I will try once more to make it adding the baking soda and baking powder but if its another flop I'll never make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/14/2019
its very dense and flat waiting for it to cool and going to put simple syrup. will review again after the taste test. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2019
I made it with Splenda(R) Blend due to Diabetics in family and the amount of sugar already in the processed coconut but my cake looks nothing like the light/fluffy one in the picture. Are we missing Baking Powder or Baking Soda or Cream of Tartar? I am also going to try it next time with a 9x7 pan instead of the 9x13 because I think that's part of it. Also kinda tastes flat - so will be adding a little salt (1/2 tsp) to bring out the sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2019
Tastes nice but its really thick and flat so either add some baking powder to it or use cake flour not all purpose. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2019
Like the other reviews - thin like coconut with flour. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2019
It will not rise...add baking powder. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2019
So moist and tasty. Yummy Read More