Heavenly Coconut Cake With Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Heavenly Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Toasted Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
Toasted Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting | Source

This moist scrumptious coconut cake is one of my husband's favorite cakes. It makes a large cake and a wonderful dessert for all you coconut lovers. It will be the star for any occasion! Let get to cooking!

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves 15 to 20 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups coconut, shredded
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream sugar, margarine or butter and shortening with an electric mixer.
  3. Separate eggs, add egg yolks one at a time and beat well. Set aside egg whites.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, coconut, buttermilk and pecans; beat well.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold beaten egg whites into mixture.
  6. Pour into greased and floured 9-inch x 13-inch pan or 3 greased and floured 9-inch round layer pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes.
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Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients for Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 2 cups coconut, shredded
  • 1-8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 box powdered sugar

Instructions for Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of margarine or butter in a large skillet.
  2. Add the coconut; cook on low heat, stirring until golden brown.
  3. Spread coconut on wax paper and cool.
  4. Cream the remaining 2 tablespoons of margarine or butter with the cream cheese, milk, powdered sugar and 1 ¾ cup of the toasted coconut.
  5. Spread frosting on the cake.
  6. Spread remaining toasted coconut on top and sides of the cake.
  7. Refrigerate the cake.

Tip

This cake may be frozen and used later.

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Do you have a favorite coconut cake re pie that you enjoy? 4 comments

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Janellegems 6 weeks ago from Virginia

I love anything with coconut. Looks absolutely delicious. This is a great recipe to follow.


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Margie Lynn 6 weeks ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country Author

Thank Janellegems, glad to stopped in!


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Victoria Lynn 5 weeks ago from Arkansas, USA

I love coconut cake! Pinning this one!


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Margie Lynn 5 weeks ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country Author

Victoria Lynn hope you get to make it soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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