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Recipes for Coconut Cake: From Classic To Unique

Updated on August 30, 2017

Favored Coconut Cake Recipes

If you're absolutely cuckoo for coconut (like me) . . . then you'll love these recipes for coconut cake.

From classic layered coconut cakes to coconut cake recipes with unique flavor twists you might not have thought of. Here are a few favorites, I think you'll enjoy . . . Happy Baking!

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Lemon Coconut Cake - A Classic Flavor Combination

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Here are several recipes for this coconut cake classic:

Gluten-Free Apple Coconut Cake - Vegan-Friendly, Too!

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Step-by-step instructions for this delicious gluten-free (and vegan) Apple Coconut Coffee Cake can be found HERE

Coconut Pecan Pound Cake - Bundt . . . Loaf . . . Or Layer

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Coconut Pecan Pound Cake

Recipe from: © 2010


1/2 lb. butter

3 cups sugar

6 eggs

1 cup sour cream

3 cups sifted all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. coconut extract

1 cup toasted coconut

1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour one bundt pan or two loaf pans.

Start with room temperature ingredients. Cream butter, adding sugar slowly. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each. Add sour cream.

Sift flour and baking soda together. Add to mixture, stirring only until well moistened. Add vanilla and coconut extracts. Now coconut and pecans.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes.

Here are a few other coconut pecan pound cake recipes to try:

Chocolate Coconut Cake Pops

Photo used under Creative Commons from: Angelina Cupcake, on Flickr

This coconut cake pop is made from chocolate cake dipped in a chocolate coating and covered in moist flaky coconut.

Don't know how to make cake pops? This lens will show you how:

Lemon Myrtle Coconut Cupcakes

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jamieanne, on Flickr, the creator of this delicious-looking treat says this, "A lemon myrtle-spiced coconut cupcake that has been moistened with a drizzle of lemon myrtle sugar syrup, then frosted in coconut cream cheese frosting and coated in shredded coconut. Oh, and the lemon myrtle? . . ."

Read more about lemon myrtle (and get the recipe) HERE

Cardomom With Coconut? - Noteworthy Cardomom Coconut Cake Recipes

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Cardamom Coconut Cake With Coconut Butter-Cream and Topped With Toasted Pistachio and Coconut Shavings

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Key Lime Coconut Cake

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A scrumptuous recipe by Melissa Roberts for Key Lime Coconut Cake can be found at:

Display Your Cake Creations In Style - With Pedestal Cake Plates

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If You Enjoyed This Unique Collection of Recipes for Coconut Cake . . . - Let Me Know Right Here

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      I've never been a fan of coconut cakes but my girlfriend loves them and I was wanting to surprise her with one. This lens really helped me out!

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      Dee Gallemore 6 years ago

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: Truth be told . . . I like them all ;-) but if i were to pick one lemon coconut cake recipe, it would be between the recipe from or Big Oven,com. So glad you stopped by!

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      Being from Hawaii, Coconut Cake made from Fresh coconut is one of my favorite local cakes! I am loving the idea you have here for a "Lemon Coconut Cake". The photo looks so-o-o amazingly good! Which one of the Lemon Coconut Cake recipes do you recommend as the best?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh, I'm so hungry now! Love coconut cakes! That chocolate and coconut pop looked yummy! Saw some mini angel food cakes (single serve) topped with coconut on the Food Channel that were just divine!

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      Dee Gallemore 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Glenda, I can refer you to where you'll find a host of delicious dessert recipes that might work for your husband.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hello, would you happen to have a coconut cake receipe for a person that has Diabetes 2?

      Have you ever used stevia in baking and sweeting the coconut.

      Would appareciate any advise you can help me with as my husband has to be very careful with his diet.

      Thanks, Glenda Parrott

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Oh my goodness sake! Loved this delish page filled with coconut cakes! Adding to my tea gift guide (not yet published :).