Sliced coconut cake loaf on a board

Coconut cake 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.

87 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Pair creamy milk chocolate with coconut for a match made in heaven, then decorate with more coconut and a drizzle of white chocolate

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Have the kids help you make this snowy coconut loaf cake. Decorate with coconut shavings, ‘snowballs’, and anything else you like

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
30 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A tempting egg-free cake with a taste of the exotic to it

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
154 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Get a taste of the tropical with this creamy coconut and lime sponge cake

30 mins
Easy
35 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
19 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Creamy coconut complements tart fruit really well. The gooseberries disappear into the cake batter keeping the sponge extra moist

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
260 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This dairy-free dessert is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and is even freezer-friendly

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This towering beauty will make the perfect sweet centrepiece for a buffet, or a lighter option if you’re not into Christmas pudding

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
10 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

This light bake, with grated parsnips and desiccated coconut, makes a great alternative to carrot cake - top with rich cream cheese icing

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This sticky, crumbly bake is irresistible - it's a pudding straight from the tin

1 hr
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Sandwich our best ever chocolate sponge with a fruity coconut mousse and smother in a rich ganache for a stunning party centrepiece

1 hr and 30 mins
A challenge
63 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
102 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
18 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Go loco over coconut with these melt-in-the-mouth chocolate treats

45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Retro puds are back! These individual cakes with a cherry on top are a lovely way to finish off a special Sunday lunch

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this easy ‘mix it up and bung it in the fridge’ dessert. The combination of chocolate, coconut and cardamom is such a winner for a summertime pudding

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
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