Easy Coconut Cream Cake

February 13, 2013 by 19 Comments

Valentine’s Day is one day I prefer to eat at home.  It may be my imagination, but I’m convinced restaurants bring in extra tables and chairs to accommodate the crowds.  I personally don’t appreciate that kind of accommodation — serving fun treats at home is my idea of Valentine’s Day Fun!  Easy Coconut Cream Cake is one of my top favorite cakes ever and is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert — really it’s a perfect any day dessert!  Every single bite is totally heavenly.   And to make it super cute, check out this fun tutorial for my Mini Heart Garland Cake Topper!

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Here are the ingredients for the coconut cake and cream cheese frosting…

Coconut Cream Cake BarnsandNoodles

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?!

Coconut Cream Cake Recipe BarnsandNoodles

Easy Coconut Cream Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Barns and Noodles
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Cook time:
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Serves: 8-10
This is an easy recipe with fabulous results.
  • cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • .
  • frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup grated coconut, topping
  1. Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Lightly grease and flour 3 – 8 inch cake pans.
  4. In mixer, cream sugar and butter together.
  5. Keep the mixer going and add oil and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well.
  7. In a separate bowl, sift flour and baking soda together.
  8. Add flour mixture and buttermilk to the egg mixture.
  9. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Fold in the coconut.
  11. In a separate bowl use mixer to beat egg whites until stiff.
  12. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  13. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  14. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until center is set.
  15. Remove cakes and cool on a wire cake stand.
  16. Once cool, invert each cake onto a piece of parchment paper.
  17. Set cakes aside.
  18. Frosting:
  19. Using a mixer, cream butter and cream cheese together.
  20. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.
  21. Mix well.
  22. Spread a thin layer of frosting on each layer.
  23. Stack the layers.
  24. Ice the sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.
  25. Sprinkle top of cake with coconut.
  26. Serve your amazing Coconut Cream Cake!
inspired by Emeril Lagasse  Linking up at: Savvy Southern Style, Between Naps on the Porch.


19 Responses to “Easy Coconut Cream Cake”
  1. Aimee, that looks delicious! Love coconut…cake, pie, you name it ~ yum!

  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Oh that looks amazing! I love anything and everything with coconut!

  3. Megan says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe. I love how you photograph your ingredients. 🙂 Megan

  4. I have a soft spot in my heart for coconut. I could eat this all.day.long. Thanks for sharing!

  5. oh yum! This is totally getting pinned! 🙂 Erin

  6. Love this! I’d like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.


    Hope to see you there 🙂


  7. Emma says:

    This recipe looks awesome – definitely one to try!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Found you via http://www.iheartnaptime.net/sundae-scoop-link-party-67/ 🙂

  8. My family just loves coconut cream pie, I definitely need to try the cake version!

  9. jenny says:

    Oh this looks so good! Coconut is my favorite cake flavor and this one looks just about perfect!

  10. Kelly says:

    Yum, coconut cake is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love a good coconut cream pie so I know I will love this coconut cake. Thanks for sharing. I saw you at the Lil’ Luna link party today. Have a great day.

  12. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured today!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later tonight for Make the Scene Monday #63!

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Aimee, this is one of my favorite cakes, just love Coconut Cream, it looks delicious! Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Laura says:

    This looks freakin delicious!

  15. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Oh this looks so yummy!

    Great post.

    Would love for you to link it up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great  posts from your archive – there is a special focus this week on big cakes – would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

  17. I love coconut! This looks delish!

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