Delicious Coconut Cake Recipe

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Welcome to the world of divine desserts where every bite is a journey to paradise!

If you’re a fan of coconut and all things sweet, you’re in for a treat.

Today, I’m sharing my secret recipe for a mouthwatering coconut cake that will have you coming back for seconds (and maybe even thirds!).

Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Ingredients for the Perfect Coconut Cake

Let’s start by gathering all the ingredients you’ll need to create this delectable masterpiece:

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract (optional, for an extra coconut kick!)

Directions for Baking Bliss

Now that we have all our ingredients ready, it’s time to dive into the baking process:

Step 1: Preparing the Batter

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.

Step 2: Mixing the Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, beat together the coconut milk, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and coconut extract (if using) until smooth and creamy.

Step 3: Combining the Batter

Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring gently until just combined.

Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a dense cake.

Step 4: Baking to Perfection

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting and Finishing Touches

No coconut cake is complete without a luscious frosting to top it off.

Here’s how to make a simple coconut frosting:

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Shredded coconut, for garnish (optional)

Frosting Directions

In a medium bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.

Gradually add the powdered sugar, alternating with the coconut milk and vanilla extract, until the frosting reaches a smooth consistency.

Spread the frosting evenly over the cooled cake and sprinkle with shredded coconut for an extra layer of flavor and texture.


Congratulations, you’ve just created a masterpiece that will impress even the most discerning dessert aficionados!

With its moist crumb, delicate coconut flavor, and creamy frosting, this coconut cake is sure to become a favorite in your repertoire of sweet treats.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging your sweet tooth, this recipe is guaranteed to satisfy.


Q1: Can I use coconut flour instead of all-purpose flour?

A1: While coconut flour can be used in baking, it absorbs more liquid than all-purpose flour, so adjustments to the recipe would be needed to maintain the right consistency.

Q2: Can I substitute coconut oil for vegetable oil?

A2: Yes, you can substitute coconut oil for vegetable oil in this recipe for an extra coconut flavor, but keep in mind that coconut oil solidifies at cooler temperatures, so your cake may have a denser texture.

Q3: Can I make this cake ahead of time?

A3: Yes, you can bake the cake layers in advance and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.

Frost the cake just before serving for the best results.

Q4: Can I freeze leftover cake?

A4: Absolutely! Wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing.

Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Q5: How long will this coconut cake stay fresh?

A5: When stored in an airtight container at room temperature, this coconut cake will stay fresh for up to three days.

For longer storage, refrigerate the cake for up to a week.

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