I love baking and serving cakes, a couple of our favourites are the Carrot Cake and an Easy Yogurt Cake. But if you are looking for a special occasion Cake or just because; I hope you give this Delicious Coconut Cake Recipe a try. Enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE

  • 1/2 cup butter (salted/room temperature) (100 grams)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (260 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (300 grams)
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup milk (room temperature) (240 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

FOR THE FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature) (100 grams)
  • 5 ounces whole fat cream cheese (room temperature) (150 grams)
  • 5 cups powdered sugar (625 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup whole or whipping cream (60 grams)
  • TOPPING
  • 1-2 cups coconut flakes (75-150 grams)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°(180° celsius), lightly grease with butter and flour two 8 or 9 inch (20 – 22 cm) cake pans.

FOR THE CAKE

  • In a medium bowl at medium speed beat together butter and sugar for 2 minutes until combined then add eggs and beat, combine well.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. then gradually add flour mixture, beating on low until combined. Add milk and vanilla and continue beating until combined.
  • Divide batter into prepared pans. Bake until golden (use toothpick to test for doneness), approximately 30-35 minutes. Remove and let cool completely on wire racks.

FOR THE FROSTING

  • In a medium bowl beat together butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed until creamy approximately 1 minute. Lower speed to medium and add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beat well after each addition. Add salt, half and half and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • To frost the cake, place the first layer on a large plate top side down, spread with approximately 1 cup of frosting, place the second cake top side down and frost with remaining frosting.
  • Cover cake with coconut flakes. (we did it with small handfuls and packed it lightly against the cake). Enjoy!