Coconut Cake Recipes

Coconut cakes taste delicious and they are actually more simple to make than you might think. Below are 3 coconut cake recipes with frosting and glazes that are easy to prepare. Try one or all three.

Coconut Cake Recipe 1

Ingredients:
1 package yellow cake mix
1 (4 serving size) package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 1/2 cups water
4 eggs
1/4 cup oil
2 cups flake coconut
1 cup chopped walnut pieces

Directions:
Blend cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs and oil together. Beat at medium speed for 4 minutes. Stir in coconut and nuts. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9 inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Cool in pans for 15 minutes, then remove from pans. Frost cake when cooled completely.

Frosting

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons margarine
2 cups coconut
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 teaspoons milk
3 1/2 cups smoothed powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in a skillet and add coconut. Cook on low heat and stir constantly until coconut is golden brown. Spread coconut on paper towels to cool. Cream 2 tablespoons butter with cream cheese. Alternate adding milk and sugar; beat well. Add vanilla and stir in 1 3/4 cups coconut. Spread on layers and top of cooled cake. Sprinkle with remaining coconut.

Coconut Cake Recipe 2

Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
5 eggs
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 can flaked coconut
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon coconut flavoring

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and bake in a greased and floured tube cake pan at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until done.

Glaze

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon coconut flavoring
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Boil ingredients together for 1 minute and pour over hot cake while it is still in the pan.

Coconut Pound Cake

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
5 eggs
2 cups self rising flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut flavoring
1 cup flaked coconut

Directions:
Cream sugar and shortening together, then add eggs, beating mixture after each egg. Alternately add in flour and buttermilk. Add coconut flavoring and coconut. Pour into a well greased and floured tube pan and line bottom of tube pan with waxed paper cut 1 inch larger than pan bottom. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325 degrees.

Glaze

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut flavoring

Directions:
Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour over warm cake and let cake cool in pan.


Source by Amber Hart

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