No image available
Member recipe

coconut cake

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 ratings)

Member recipe by


Serves 6

Gorgeous and moist coconut cake and so easy to make. Coconut milk can be substituted for cows milk and you can also leave out the coconut all together...but who would want to. Can also very easily be doubled for a lovely layer cake.

This recipe has been submitted by the Good Food community. Sign in or create a My Good Food account to upload your own recipe creations. Please note that all recipes will be moderated but they are not tested in the Good Food kitchen.
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 1/2 tblsp desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk/ cows milk
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the butter cream
  • 150g butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk/ cows milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Toasted desiccated coconut


    1. Grease baking tin around 18 inches and set oven to gas mark 4
    2. Place desiccated coconut in the milk to soak, in a separate bowl separate egg yolks and whites
    3. Whisk whites until soft peaks start to form
    4. Add sugar to egg yolks and beat well until smooth and pale then add in salt and melted butter, beat
    5. Stir baking powder into flour then add to yolk mixture along with the milk and coconut mixture, beat
    6. Fold whites into mixture and bake for around 40 minutes or until a knife can come out of the centre clean. Leave to cool in tin for around 10 mins then out of tin until completely cool
    7. To make butter cream add all ingredients and beat until smooth and pale, top the cooled cake with the icing and sprinkle toasted coconut on top. Slice and enjoy.

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Be the first to comment...We'd love to hear how you got on with this recipe. Did you like it? Would you recommend others give it a try?
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.