Sliced coconut cake loaf on a board

Coconut cake recipes

20 Recipes

Get a taste of the tropics with our tasty coconut cakes. Use desiccated coconut or coconut rum to flavour traybakes, cupcakes, brownies and more.

Coconut loaf cake


(47 ratings)

This easy coconut cake will give you a taste of the tropical. Bake with a handful of storecupboard ingredients and enjoy with a cuppa
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coconut & mango sponge


(32 ratings)

This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Coconut cream cake


(25 ratings)

A tempting egg-free cake with a taste of the exotic to it
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Blackberry & coconut squares


(148 ratings)

This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Coconut & lime cake


(25 ratings)

Get a taste of the tropical with this creamy coconut and lime sponge cake
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Coconut chai traybake


(24 ratings)

This simple traybake is inspired by one of our favourite brews - chai. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, this moist coconut sponge is the perfect accompaniment to a cuppa
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry coconut cake


(18 ratings)

Creamy coconut complements tart fruit really well. The gooseberries disappear into the cake batter keeping the sponge extra moist
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Fudgy coconut brownies


(229 ratings)

Dense and gooey, these storecupboard treats are made with cocoa rather than bars of chocolate
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Blueberry & coconut cake


(17 ratings)

This dairy-free dessert is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and is even freezer-friendly
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Raspberry & coconut trifle cake


(7 ratings)

This towering beauty will make the perfect sweet centrepiece for a buffet, or a lighter option if you’re not into Christmas pudding
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Coconut cupcakes


(10 ratings)

Get a triple hit of coconut in these light and fluffy cupcakes, topped with whipped coconut cream and snowy desiccated coconut - a lovely gluten-free teatime treat
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Honey, parsnip & coconut cake


(8 ratings)

This light bake, with grated parsnips and desiccated coconut, makes a great alternative to carrot cake - top with rich cream cheese icing
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Coconut & raspberry cupcakes


(54 ratings)

Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Coconut carrot slices


(94 ratings)

If you’re looking for a treat for afternoon tea, or something to make for a cake sale, try this crunchy-topped traybake
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Tropical upside-down cake


(1 rating)

Update the retro upside-down cake with the sunny flavours of coconut, lime and a splash of coconut rum – it gives the cake a glorious boozy edge...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
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