Coconut Cake Recipe


Enjoy a taste of the tropics with this delicious coconut cake recipe. Perfect for any occasion, this moist and flavorful cake will surely impress your friends and family.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened, based on preference)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans or line them with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract and coconut extract.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the coconut milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in the shredded coconut until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  7. Divide the batter equally between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops with a spatula.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool the cakes in the pans for about 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  10. For frosting, you can use a classic cream cheese frosting or a coconut-flavored frosting for added coconut goodness.
  11. Decorate the cake with additional shredded coconut on top if desired.
  12. Slice and enjoy your homemade coconut cake!

This recipe yields a moist and flavorful coconut cake that is perfect for birthdays, parties, or any special occasion.

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