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A Delectable Coconut Cream Cake Recipe

Updated on January 9, 2014
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What is a coconut?

Coconuts are fibrous one-seeded drupe, also known as a dry drupes. A drupe is a fruit consisting of a tough, hard stony covering enclosing a seed. It can also be defined as a fruit, nut, and a seed.

A coconut has three layers: the exocarp (outer layer), mesocarp (middle), and endocarp (layer that surrounds the seed). The coconuts we see in the grocery are brown and hairy. They are sold in the endocarp form. The ones that grow outside our Florida home, from the coconut palm, are green in color because it contains all three layers. We often see people pick these fruits, cut them and gulp down the juice from within as a quick energy drink. It takes nearly a year for a coconut to mature. (Source: Everyday Mysteries, loc.gov)

Fulfilling A Desire

When I was a child, my father used to pry open a coconut and cut it into chunks as candy treats for us kids. I remember how the sweetness of the flesh tickled my taste buds and cooled my tongue. I haven't had pure raw coconut in ages but the memories linger. Little did I realize the health benefits I derived from this fruit. I believe my dad knew this advantage but never dared to mention it as such; further indulgence would have been rare.

My husband is fond of coconut; he will put it on just about anything. Have you ever had it on rice or beans? It is a bit far-fetched but he likes the crunch and taste of the flakes over the food. He was watching an episode on the food channel one evening and was so impressed with the cake created from a variety of coconut products. Being visually inspired (as most men are!), he resolved to bake one the next day. As a result, I am sharing this recipe with readers. I have to admit that it is the most excellent coconut cake I have ever eaten and it definitely rates five stars on my personal dessert list .

The outer shell is extremely hard and one must use a machete or saw to cut the coconut open.
The outer shell is extremely hard and one must use a machete or saw to cut the coconut open. | Source

How Coconut Milk Benefits The Body

Coconut milk is just one benefit derived from this fruit. It has become quite popular in baked goods and as a health drink due to its micronutrients. It is high in manganese which is used in medicines or supplements to build bones, strengthen blood, and aid in premenstrual pain.

Other nutrients found in coconut milk are potassium, selenium, folate, zinc, phosphorus and vitamin C. It is also high in iron, a mineral that carries rich oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body. Some researchers believe coconut milk may also aid in raising HDL levels in blood cholesterol.

However, nutritionists warn people that is high in calories. One single cup may contain up to 550, most of this is considered to be saturated fat. It is suggested one indulge in this drink only on occasion.

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Using fresh coconut is wonderful, but it takes time to scrape out the milky white flesh. Toasted coconut is easy, simply spread on a cookie sheet and toast until slightly brown.  Make sure you grease and flour the pans well.  The icing is quite thick and spreads easily over the first inverted layer. Place plenty of toasted coconut over the first frosted cake layer. These cake layers are quite fluffy and moist.  They stack up well and are about eight inches high  together when complete. Repeat the icing and coconut process. At first your cake may appear a bit lop-sided. The icing can be molded to make a perfect cake presentation.
Using fresh coconut is wonderful, but it takes time to scrape out the milky white flesh.
Using fresh coconut is wonderful, but it takes time to scrape out the milky white flesh. | Source
Toasted coconut is easy, simply spread on a cookie sheet and toast until slightly brown.
Toasted coconut is easy, simply spread on a cookie sheet and toast until slightly brown. | Source
Make sure you grease and flour the pans well.
Make sure you grease and flour the pans well.
The icing is quite thick and spreads easily over the first inverted layer.
The icing is quite thick and spreads easily over the first inverted layer.
Place plenty of toasted coconut over the first frosted cake layer.
Place plenty of toasted coconut over the first frosted cake layer.
These cake layers are quite fluffy and moist.  They stack up well and are about eight inches high  together when complete.
These cake layers are quite fluffy and moist. They stack up well and are about eight inches high together when complete.
Repeat the icing and coconut process.
Repeat the icing and coconut process.
At first your cake may appear a bit lop-sided. The icing can be molded to make a perfect cake presentation.
At first your cake may appear a bit lop-sided. The icing can be molded to make a perfect cake presentation.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted softened butter, add extra for pan
  • 3 cups all-pupose flour, add extra for pan
  • 1 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1, 13.5 ounce can sweetened cream of coconut, stir well
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Coconut Cream Cake (Source: Anne Thornton; Food Network)

Prep time: 1 hour 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: Serves 10 to 12 people

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature

1 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened

2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

1/2 cup canned sweetened cream of coconut, well stirred

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Fine sea salt

Beat the cream cheese in a medium bowl until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the butter and beat until smooth. Add the sugar, sweetened cream of coconut, vanilla extract and pinch of sea salt and beat until well blended, scraping down the sides as needed, for about 3 more minutes. Optional: add a splash of fresh lime juice and dash of finely grated lime zest to mix.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 (9 inch diameter) cake pans with 2 inch high sides (the cake layers are higher than normal).
  2. Pour the flour, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Whisk together. In a separate bowl, beat the sugar, butter and sweetened cream of coconut until fluffy like whipped cream, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs yolks and vanilla extracts. Scrape the sides of the bowl and stir to blend ingredients. On low speed, beat in 1/2 the dry ingredients, followed by the buttermilk, and the remaining dry ingredients, scrape the sides between additions, just until blended.
  3. Using clean, dry beaters, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt in a large bowl until the egg whites are stiff but not to dry. In batches, fold the beaten egg whites into the batter, being careful not to deflate the whites.
  4. Divide the batter between the cake pans. Spread the batter with a spatula to level the batter. Bake the cakes until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool cakes on wire rack, about 15 minutes. Gently run a small knife around the pan insides to loosen cake from rim. Turn layers onto rack to cool completely.
  5. Using a pastry brush, gently brush crumbs from the cooled layers. If the cake domes on top, trim to evenly stack the layers. Spread 1 cup frosting over bottom layer, leaving a 1/2 inch border from cake edge.
  6. Sprinkle 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut mix over the frosting. Top with the second layer, flat side up. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake. Make peaks and swirls for a special effect.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining coconut mix over the cake, gently press into the sides to adhere.
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So What Is Vanilla Bean Paste?

This slightly thick liquid is from the inside of a vanilla pod and has a robust and intense flavor. It is used to thicken other food product such as custards or filling. It is easy to use and only requires a small amount to bring out the flavor in mixtures. It does not work so well on white or light-colored icing as it will darken the frosting considerably.

I can't point out how much better it is for your to use natural vanilla, whether as a bean, paste or liquid, than artificial brands. It may cost more but the taste and health benefits are worth it. We bought our bottle at the local supermarket, but it may be hard to find in some places. I recommend purchasing online, in specialty stores or health food markets when not locally available. Keep in mind that if you decide to purchase online you may have to buy it in bulk.

Rate This Recipe

5 stars from 12 ratings of Coconut Cream Cake

Toasting Coconut Flakes

Why Toast The Flakes?

Do you think the toasted flakes make this cake attractive? I love the way it adds a bit of color to this delectable dessert. Most coconut cakes are beautifully covered in frosty white but this recipe makes it stand out further with the contrast between the icing and the browned flakes.

It is quite easy to toast the flakes and takes a few minutes in the oven. The adjacent video shows you how to do this with basic kitchen tools and only a couple of ingredients.

Suggested Uses For Coconut Flakes

 
Creative Ideas
 
In steamed white rice
Toss with brown rice and pine nuts
In cookie recipes
Sprinkle over cupcakes as a garnish
Over Waffles
On cereal
Layered between a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
In trail mix
Over yogurt and berries

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      Nell Rose 20 months ago from England

      Yum! I love coconut! I used to buy those little macarroon cakes with coconut all over them, so this looks delicious! have a wonderful Christmas Dianna!

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      Peg Cole 23 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      You make me want to bake one of these and your photos are delightful. The story brings back memories of living in Florida and finding coconuts. We would work on them for hours with a hammer and a screwdriver, ripping off parts of the hull until the inner seed was visible.

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      Dianna Mendez 23 months ago

      Peach Purple, You can use the packaged coconut. We use it on occasion. I hope you enjoy this recipe. It is worth the calories!

      Charito, I use coconut for many food dishes. I love the taste but it is also so beneficial for the body. Thanks for the feedback. Enjoy your day.

      Paula, Thank you for the best wishes. I was pleasantly surprised and humbled by the award from the wonderful world of HubPage writers. Congrats on your award as well, dear lady. It is well deserved.

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      Paula 24 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      MMmmmm I feel like celebrating with a huge slice of coconut cake!!

      WHY? Because our favorite teacher here at the Hub is YOU!! Again!

      Congratulations on your Hubbie 2015 Award!......Peace, Paula

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 2 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Hi, Ms. Dianna! I have a weakness for cakes, and the top photo makes my mouth water! I also come from a country where coconuts are produced in abundance. Coconut is an ingredient in many of our local food items.

      Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      you really use the real coconut? Here, we usually buy prepacked desiccated coconut. Can i use that?

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Lex, I just discovered coconut rice this past year and I agree it is wonderful. This recipe makes a dense moist cake and it is one to enjoy with a good hot cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy!

      Journey, if you love coconut then you have got to try this cake some day. It is one of my favorite coconut recipe ideas. It was good to see you here today. Have a great week.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 2 years ago from USA

      I love coconut and this recipe looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and awesome!

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      lex123 2 years ago

      Teaches, I love coconuts, and it is used in many of our dishes. We occasionally make coconut rice, and also use coconut in many snacks. I never knew we can make cake with coconut. Your detailed hub is really helpful in teaching others to try this yummy recipe, and of course, I too will try it sometime.

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I recently had coconut rice and now I love this combination. I will have to try the beans idea. Yes, coconut is a great food choice and benefits the body in many ways. Thanks for adding to the discussion with your valued thoughts.

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      VioletteRose 2 years ago from Chicago

      Coconuts are easily available where I live and we use them in food almost everyday. Grated coconut is added to everything like vegetable stir fries, beans recipes etc. Your recipe looks delicious :) thanks for sharing.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Phoenix, coconut cream pie is my hubby's all time favorite also. This cake is a rich creamy delight that almost replaces it for him. You enjoy your weekend.

      Sanjay, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do at home. Have a wonderful day.

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing. I will give it a try.

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      PhoenixV 2 years ago from USA

      Coconut cream pie is one of my all time favorite desserts, but this cake looks like it would be even better!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hlwar, this recipe fulfills my craving for coconut, even if it is not on my dieting plan. Glad you came by and thankful for your support. Be careful out there.

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      hlwar 3 years ago

      Overall, this is an excellent and informative article, but I am definitely taking away the recipe as the main keepsake - it looks and sounds delicious! ;)

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Shelpeare, I love it when something is tasty yet good for you such as coconut in a sweet. It will be nice when we can finally replicate food through our computers. Till then, we shall bake the cake!

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      shelpeare 3 years ago

      I wish I could take this through my computer screen. Simply delicious! I did not know that it is high in iron. It is noteworthy too that it is not citrus and yet has Vitamin C which is against the usual stereotype of that Vitamin.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      MG Singh, it is a very lovely dish and tasty too. Glad you like it.

      Fpherj48, I'm looking at it again and must ask my hubby to make it this week. Thanks for the positive support.

      Creativelycc, anything coconut is delish! I'll bet your recipe is a winner.

      Famhauz, it does give a pretty presentation.

      Thank you, everyone, for the visit and support.

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      Peter Mwai 3 years ago from Kenya

      Looks yummy!

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 3 years ago from Maine

      All I can say is yum and I can't wait to try this recipe! I thought I had the best coconut cake recipe but I think this one tops mine!

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Whoa! Oh Diana....One look at that divine cake and I envisioned eating the entire cake in one sitting!! No kidding. So much useful information as well as a yummy recipe!

      This is an absolute winner!......UP+++

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      MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

      Looks like a lovely dish.Must ask my cook to try it

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Rajan, I love this cake and it is about time we made another one around here. Thanks for stopping by here. Enjoy your day.

      Icv, good to see you. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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      IRSHAD CV 3 years ago from India, Kerala

      great! you explained very detailed. enjoyed. your pictures are very interesting

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      That's a very tempting picture of the coconut cream cake. It makes me want to dig into one right away. Thanks for the recipe and the lovely pictures. 5 stars for this one.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Suzanne, this is a wonderfully moist dense cake. I loved every bite! Thanks for your visit and support. Enjoy your day.

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      justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

      Wow! Looks yummy! Voted up, useful and awesome! :p

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      It is a rich cake with lots of flavor. Thank you for stopping by here. Love and blessings, Dr Carlotta.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 3 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      OH! MY GOD! I am hooked!!!!! Yummmmm.... Thank you or this recipe!!!! Love you!!! Voted-Up!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Formosangirl, you just can't beat the fresh taste of coconut in recipes. Glad you stopped by here and I wish you the best in 2014. Blessings!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Mark, I am so glad you found the cake recipe delightful. I am thinkin of making one again soon, just because. Have a great year in 2014.

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      formosangirl 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      My family loves any sweets with coconut in them. I am going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mark 3 years ago from Moundsville,WV

      Thank you for the wonderful hub. We love coconut cakes. Your pictures sold me this is the recipe that we will use for our holiday baking. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day

      Mark

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Islandbites, it is so wonderfully good to eat! Have a wonderful week and be safe out there.

      Torrilynn, I love desserts so much and with the Christmas celebration just around the corner I'm sure I will get my fill. Be well and safe.

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      I absolutely love desserts thank you for this recipe. Voted up and useful.

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Looks delicious!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hello ignugent! It is a great recipe and one of my top favorite desserts. Good to see you here, friend. Enjoy your day.

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      ignugent17 3 years ago

      Your picture is really mouth watering. I think it really taste good. Thanks for sharing your recipe. :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Careermommy, if you add some red and green coconut or some icing it would be perfect for Christmas. Hope your day is going well.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Aviannovice, I think this recipe would work well with the coconut flour. I use it as well in many of my recipes and it just adds to the flavor. Great add to the content!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hey midget! Good to see you here. I too am in the mood for a good dessert and may have to get my hubby to make this again this week. Stay well and safe.

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      teaches12345, this cake recipe looks so divine. I know it's an older post, but this recipe is just in time for the holidays.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Truly an excellent recipe. I will be using coconut flour, as I am one that must have gluten free products.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Am in the mood for more dessert, Dianna!Shared!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hey, Kristine! Great idea on making it for Christmas. Perhaps add a bit of red and green coconut flakes to make it even more beautiful! Hope you are enjoying a great week. Blessings!

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      Donna Kristine 3 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This will be my Christmas cake - Voted Up!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Sprickita, Yum is what I use when I take that first bite! Glad to see you here and thanks for the comment. Enjoy your week.

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      sprickita 3 years ago from Reno

      yum!... ty

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Audrey, so happy that you actually tried the recipe and enjoyed it. It's so yummy isn't it? I'm craving it and may have to make one soon. Have a lovely week.

      Sharan, I thank you for your comment and glad you like the recipe idea. Hope all is well with you today.

      Linda, chocolate and coconut- I'm sold on that idea! Have a wonderful week. Blessings.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      My granddaughter and I bakes chocolate cookies tonight and you inspired me to add coconut flakes to them. Delicious!!! Thanks to you and your hubby! :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This looks so delicious and the combination of ingredients looks unique and interesting too. The picture tells all---that this will come out yummy, therefore worth trying!

      Thanks for sharing the detailed instructions! Voted up and pinned!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I made this and it's fabulous. Just wanted you to know what a big hit your recipe is. Audrey

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hello Sally! There is just something special about toasted coconut. I love it on ice cream sundaes! Thanks for coming by and enjoyyour week. Blessings.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Linda, if I hadn't just eaten the last piece I would send it out today. Glad you visited and always enjoy your comments.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hi Christy! I really should eat more of the raw coconut as a treat, but the cake is so good!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Thanks, Eddy. It is a good recipe to enjoy with a cup of tea.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hi Vicki! We just ate our last piece from this cake. It was still wonderful! Glad you got some ideas from this post. Take care, dear lady.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      The first picture just sucked me in - I adore coconut - especially toasted. I have some lurking in my store just waiting for that special occasion. Definitely coming back to this one. Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I never thought of adding coconut flakes to rice and beans...thanks for the idea! This cake looks divine! Instead of sharing the recipe (which I appreciate) how about sharing the entire cake! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Ohhh it sounds divine, my friend! I enjoyed your story about having raw coconut as a treat as a girl too. Wishing you a lovely weekend, Dianna!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Mmmm Dianna a great recipe for me to save and share.

      Here's to wishing you a wonderful weekend.

      eddy.

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Your intro drew me in with the interesting writing--plus, I love coconut and would like to try a real one! I just bought a bag of shredded but don't have many ideas for using it, so I was happy to see yours. I can see trying it on rice and beans, and I could definitely put it on my PB & J sandwiches and cereal! Great ideas. I love coconut cake, too. I'm pinning this one for later!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Pamela, my hubby says everythin is better with coconut. I do love this cake, but I am a little more relaxed on using it on other foods. Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

      Mike, have a slice for me when you do try it. It is a wonderful cake recipe. Enjoy!

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      Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

      It looks delicious,i will definitely try it!!

      Voted up

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      My husband adores coconut and this cake sounds delicious. I learned a few interesting things from your hub as well. Up and awesome.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Faith, it is a wonderful recipe and please the coconut lover's heart. God bless you and enjoy your weekend.

      Vinaya, it is certainly worth getting someone to make it for you! Glad to find another coconut lover in this world.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      I love coconut flavor in the food. Perhaps I could find someone to make this for me.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Delectable certainly is the perfect word for the mouth-watering cake here! I just love anything with coconut, and this is a must try recipe for sure. Excellent write and interesting too!

      Do not know how I missed this one. Up and more and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Robin, it's a wonderful dessert - just don't count the calories! Take care.

      Nell, I have to admit that my hubby was the baker on this one - not a thing I would make either. You have a wonderful week.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi teaches, Wow, I could eat it now by just looking at the photo! its not a thing that I would or cook make, lets be honest about my culinary skills here! lol! but seriously this was great! voted up!

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      Robin Grosswirth 3 years ago from New York

      Diana, great recipe, nutritional facts and backstory on this delicious dessert. Thanks.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Prasetio,

      Good to see you, friend. I am glad you like the recipe idea. It is one of my favorites now.

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I can't say something, except...Yummy and delicious. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up :-)

      Prasetio

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Epbooks,

      Denise,

      Vocal,

      Susan,

      W1,

      Ana,

      Love hearing about all the coconut experiences and preferences. I still have some in my freezer and will gladly share with anyone who wants to join me. Thanks to each of you for coming by and have a great week!

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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      I love a good coconut cake. This is a very strong article.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We have a 26th anniversary coming up at the end of the month and I think I'll surprise hubby with this cake. Looks delicious!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Well this recipe rates 5 * from me too. I will hop into bed in a few minutes with visions of Coconut Cake in my head :) Magnificent! Votes across (not funny) and sharing. Drool!

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      Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      That looks so yummy! Can I have a bite?

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      Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

      One word: YUM! Up & Awesome I pinned it to my dessert board. :)

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I with that I liked coconuts for two reasons, one is the health benefits you described and two is that cake looks amazing! For some reason, I like the taste but I hate the texture and can't get past it! Wonderful hub!!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Carter, you and I have the same cravings with the coconut and lemon. Enjoy your week.

      Suzette, glad you enjoyed the recipe idea and learned something new from reading the post. Always good to see you, dear friend.

      Dr BJ, I froze half of the cake so if you are ever around, I'll serve it to you with coffee or tea. Thanks for the visit and enjoy your week.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      You asked if I'm ready for my slice, Deanna. Ready and waiting and definitely drooling a bit. What a work of art that cake is. Thanks for sharing this recipe as well as all the coconut tidbit trivia. Voted Up!

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      This cake looks and sounds scrumptious! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us. I will definitely be trying this. I love toasted coconut, fresh coconut and coconut juice. And, I love the icing recipe also. Also this is the first time I have ever heard of vanilla bean paste. So glad I read this and got this info.

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      Mary 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Oh dear teaches this does look a little bit delectable:) I am such a coconut lover and couldn't go past this one!! particularly love coconut and lemon flavors together & make an irresistible combo tart but have added this one to my gotta make list..VUA & shared & pinned..cheers

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hello Genna, I also love coconut flavor and flakes in steamed rice. It is so good, you just have to try it to see for yourself. Have a great weekend.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Alicia, I do believe it is the cream that makes this so yummy. Enjoy your weekend.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love it much, MG. Yes, do try it. If I could I would send you a piece. Take care.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hawaiianodysseus, I imagine you could share some wonderful coconut recipes. Thanks for the comment and visit. Aloha and blessings to you, friend.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Visually tempting, to say the least. This looks and sounds beyond delicious. I was also intrigued by the Atkins recipe with toasting coconut flakes. I also never thought of making brown rice with pine nuts and adding the flakes. Wonderful ideas. Thank you.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love desserts containing coconut. Any time I hear the phrase "coconut cream" I'm interested! This cake looks like it tastes delicious, Dianna. Thank you very much for the recipe.

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      MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

      Looks a wonderful dish. Must try it sometime

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      One look at that generous slice of cake, and I gained 5 lbs, I swear! LOL! I'm due for a long walk tomorrow morning, that's for sure! This was a wonderful visual treat, a definite precursor to the palatable one! Blessings and aloha from a guy who loves coconut!

      ~Joe

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Craftyto the core,

      Word55,

      Greatstuff,

      Barbara Kay,

      Carla,

      Anglnwu,

      Girishpuri,

      Cardisa,

      Mhatter,

      Lyric,

      DDE,

      Northwind,

      Breakfastpop,

      My Cook

      Wow, didn't realize there were so man coconut lovers out there! I hear from you that it is good for colds, great in sweets, yummy and cakes do win blue ribbons. All great for the support of coconuts! I still have a few slices left so I will eat them in honor of the great writers and support you all are. Be well and safe. Blessings.

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      Dil Vil 3 years ago from India

      My mouth is watering looking at that. Really yummy, the pics are nice.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      The picture alone is making me drool!

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      North Wind 3 years ago from The World (for now)

      Hi Teaches,

      I love coconut and I know that it is very good for the body. Whenever I get the cold, flu or a virus, I always make sure that I drink a lot of coconut water. That way I am never sick as long as other people are. It really works wonders.

      Oddly enough, sweets with coconut are not my favorite thing. Perhaps it is because it was always so available to us growing up. The choice of ice-cream was always coconut, coconut was in every food in every sweet. I saw it everywhere and so it is not so exotic to me as it is to other people. Still this cake does look delicious and it looks like something that would go nice with a good strong cup of tea. I just might give it a try!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A Delectable Coconut Cream Cake Recipe looks so tasty and a very different kind of recipe with coconut it must be a lovely flavor to the treat.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful. 5 stars also. What a great looking dish Teaches! This looks great, great directions and easy to follow. This is certainly something I would try to just in time for the holidays! Done have it bookmarked. I love coconut, never knew it took a year to mature, great facts also.

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this slice of heaven.