Coconut Cake Recipes

Find top-rated coconut cake recipes complete with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips. Coconut cake is an Easter and holiday favorite, but delicious any time.

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Coconut Sour Cream Pound Cake

Rating: 4.68 stars
My mother-in-law always makes this pound cake for holidays. That makes this cake very special, but it really could be made any time of the year! Even people who don't like the texture of coconut love this cake because the only coconut in it is the flavoring.

Key Lime-Coconut Cupcakes

Rating: 4.75 stars
Coconut oil is the special ingredient in these delicately flavored, tender cupcakes. Garnish with a slice of fresh Key lime if desired.

Chocolate Coconut Cream Cake

Rating: 3.64 stars
I had to make this cake at work on Easter and it was just beautiful so I made it at home and jazzed it up. You will be quite happy with this cake. Color the coconut on top any color you like.

Fresh Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.19 stars
This delicious cake is made with fresh coconut. This one makes three 9-inch layers.

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

Rating: 4.26 stars
This is a great cupcake recipe that I created. Lemon and coconut together is such a great combo. If you want, you can substitute lime zest for the lemon zest in the frosting, for lime coconut cupcakes instead. You can also add no zest at all to make regular coconut cupcakes.

Gluten-Free Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.56 stars
I made this for my mom's 65th birthday and frosted it with a simple vanilla buttercream. No one can tell it's gluten free!

Coconut Cake IV

Rating: 4.35 stars
This cake is soooo good and moist you should make two...that way you can be sure to get some. I take it to work and it disappears really fast.

Coconut-Lime Cheesecake with Mango Coulis

Rating: 4.42 stars
This tropical-inspired cheesecake features a ginger-coconut crust and two divine layers topped off with a fresh mango coulis. I like to make a coconut cream by adding coconut extract to whipped cream for topping the cheesecake. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of toasted coconut, for even more flavor.

Old-Fashioned Coconut Cake

Rating: 3 stars
Great coconut cake with an old-fashioned taste.

Pineapple Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.11 stars
An experiment gone great!

Banana Coconut Cupcakes

Rating: 4.3 stars
A great alternative to banana bread and a great way to get some potassium into the kids (and the husband)!

Zucchini Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.57 stars
My mom has been making this cake for years using fresh zucchini from the garden. It is a family favorite. It's even great to freeze and bring out when company comes.

Inspiration and Ideas

Aunt Connie's Coconut Cake

Rating: Unrated
Rich with butter, sour cream, and sweet coconut, this cake is a family favorite.

Coconut Celebration Cake Recipes

Whatever the special occasion, nothing says celebration quite like coconut cake.

Lemon Cake with Lemon Filling and Citrus/Coconut Frosting

Rating: 4.19 stars

A luxurious lemony cake with a lemon curd filling, and a coconut citrus frosting. A beautiful cake for Easter.