Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

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  • 5 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup cream of coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk - make sure you stir this before measuring as it separates
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp table salt
  • 12 TBSP unsalted butter, softened and cut into 12 pieces
  • !Coconut Frosting
  • 2 TBSP coconut milk
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 16 TBSP unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cream of coconut
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups toasted coconut



Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare 2 9-inch cake pans with butter and line bottom with parchment.


In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites, cream of coconut, coconut mil, whole egg and extracts together until combined, set aside


In a large bow, which together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. With mixer on low speed, beat in the butter, one piece at a time until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs (2-5 minutes)


Increase speed to medium-high and add 1 cup of egg mixture. Beat until light and fluffy. Add remaining egg mixture in a steady stream and continue to beat until the batter is combined. Scrape down the bowl and beaters as necessary.


Divide batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake 30-35 minutes, until wooden cake tester comes out clean.


Cool cakes for 10 minutes on wire racks, then remove from pan and continue to cool on wire racks until the cakes are completely cool and ready to frost.




Stir coconut milk, extracts and salt together until salt disolves


beat butter and cream of coconut in a large bowl at med-high speed until smooth (about 20 seconds)


Reduce speed to med-low and slowly add powdered sugar - beat until smooth (2-5 minutes) then increase speed to med-high and beat until light and fluffy (4-8 minutes)


Frost one layer's center with 1 cup of frosting spread evenly and sprinkle with coconut


Add second layer on top and frost as normal - press toasted coconut onto sides of cake and sprinkle more on top



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