Coconut Cake

Coconut often finds itself in and on delicious cakes. From the very basic Coconut Cake to something more elaborate such as Sledding Party Cake or Farmyard Cake, coconut is a key ingredient for fun.

See Popular Coconut Cake Recipes

Mini Coconut Bundt Cakes

Ladies' Home Journal

Toasted coconut flakes and coconut milk are used in these mini cakes, which are topped with a light glaze.

Total: 2 hrs

Tres Leches Cake with Banana and Coconut

The Food Channel

A moist cake doesn't even begin to describe the luxurious creaminess of this dessert that's intensified by adding fresh bananas and coconut milk.

Key Lime Coconut Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Midwest Living

Billowy frosting cloaks a moist and buttery lime-flecked cake whose subtle coconut flavor comes from canned cream of coconut.

Six-Layer Coconut Cake with Passion Fruit Filling

Food & Wine

This towering dessert is made up of layers of super-moist, almost puddinglike coconut cake spread with tangy passion fruit curd, then topped with whipped cream and crispy flakes of toasted coconut. The recipe is from Cynthia Wong, pastry chef in Decatur, Georgia. The cake may look intimidating, but it's easy to make: "Just pop the layers out of the baking pans and slap them together," Wong says.

Total: 5 hrs 45 mins

Mini Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

The Food Channel

These creamy miniature coconut cupcakes are irresistibly pop-able and easy to make with the help of boxed cake mix.

Mini Snowball Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Eggnog and nutmeg turn ordinary cake mix into a deliciously different Christmas dessert. Dip the cakes into a cream cheese and eggnog icing and coconut to resemble new-fallen snow.

Coconut Cream Pie Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

Brighten up a dreary winter day with these zesty coconut cream pie bars. Top with whipped cream and toasted fresh coconut curls for added flavor.

Buttermilk White Cake with Coconut

Better Homes and Gardens

This moist, tender layer cake enveloped in a fluffy frosting sprinkled with coconut might be a new favorite dessert recipe for your family.

Vanilla Bean-Coconut Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

A double dose of coconut -- coconut milk in the batter and toasted coconut garnish -- fill these petite cupcakes with tropical flavor. Be sure to shake coconut milk vigorously before using because the can's contents tend to settle.

Coconut Cake with Saffron Cream

Food & Wine

Saffron's earthy yet sweet flavors make the spice versatile enough to work in both savory dishes and desserts. Here, Tyler Brown of Nashville's Hermitage Hotel uses saffron to flavor the pastry cream for his moist, airy take on coconut cake. Instead of making a classic round, Brown bakes the cake in a 9-by-13-inch pan and cuts it in half, then stacks the layers to make a handsome rectangle.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins

Coconut Chicks

Family Circle

Give your oven a holiday, too, this Easter! Simply coat doughnut holes with frosting, roll in coconut flakes and decorate with candies to create the cute chick faces.

Apricot-Nut Spice Cake with Coconut Butter Frosting

Better Homes and Gardens

This aromatic spice cake, filled with dried fruit and walnuts and showered with coconut frosting, is a popular recipe for birthdays and holidays.

Coconut Layer Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Fill layers of vanilla cake with coconut filling for a fresh and flavorful cake. Cover with Creme Fraiche Frosting and sprinkle on toasted raw coconut chips for a decorative finish.

Classic Coconut Cake with Frosting

Better Homes and Gardens

Island Bananas Foster Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Paula Carson's Coconut Cake

Family Circle

This three-layer coconut cake is frosted with a classic 7-minute frosting. Before the frosting sets up, it's slightly sticky--all the better for keeping the coconut on the cake.

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