Cassie * Recipe

Coconut Topped / Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

By Cassie * 1lovetocook1x


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
24 squares
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake
323 Comments:

Cassie's Story

This is my daughters favorite cake of all cakes. The first time I made it she said I never had to make any other type cakes...this one suited her just fine...lol bless her heart.

I like the dense texture, together with the creaminess of the cream cheese frosting, and the crunchiness of the toasted coconut.





I hope you enjoy this delicious cake!





IF YOU DON'T LIKE DENSE CAKES, THIS IS NOT THE CAKE FOR YOU.

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened (2 sticks)
6 oz
cream cheese, softened
6
eggs
2 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract ( i used 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp coconut extract
2 1/4 c
cake flour
1/4 c
coconut milk or cream of coconut ( optional )
FROSTING - I DOUBLE THIS
1/4 c
butter,softened
4 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp
vanilla or coconut extract is good as well
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/2 c
coconut- for toasting and sprinkling on top of the frosting
Note:
can add a few tablespoons milk, cream or coconut milk ( i don't , as i like a thick frosting on the cake )
THIS CAKE IS DENSE & IS NOT MISSING BAKING POWDER OR SODA...THE EGGS ARE THE LEAVENING AGENT

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.


Prepare a 9 x 13 pan with non stick cooking spray.
2
Cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar.
3
Beat in eggs one at a time, vanilla and then mix in flour. This is when I added the coconut milk. ( if using, just stir it in well.)
4
Spread batter into prepared pan.


Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean.

As this cake cools, it will fall...that's normal...so don't be alarmed...it should be the thickness of a sheet cake...it will not be thick like a regular cake...:)

Cool on cooling rack
5
Frosting:

Beat together butter, cheese, vanilla and add sugar.

Mix until well blended.
6
You can now toast coconut. I toast mine in a lighty sprayed skillet and keep tossing until golden. You can also place coconut on a baking sheet and toast in oven, turning frequently so not to burn.
7
I then gently remove the cake from the pan; and cut the cooled cake into 24 squares, and top with frosting and coconut. You can leave cake in pan and frost. I did it my way for presentation...




Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #coconut, #Cream, #cheese


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323 Comments

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Renee Rogers rrtraining8
6 Hours Ago
If I don't have cake flour, would either Bread flour or all purpose flour work?
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Bonnie J. Ducharme angels8678
Yesterday at 5:59 PM
Oh my this looks good! Just checked the cabinet and I have all the ingredients!!! My kids and I LOVE coconut desserts! My house is going to smell like coconut tomorrow.....THANK-YOU!!
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Eve Anderson(AKA-POETGRL) mumm6
Saturday at 8:26 PM
LOOKS YUMMY THO CAN'T I USE ALL PURPOSE FLOUR? THANKS.
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N Bies Nebnp
Jan 12, 2015
I sent this cake over to my son's house tonight - he has 6 kids (and one on the way in a couple weeks).
The kids just called me and were sooooooo excited! "That was the BEST cake", one said. The others in the background said "It was better than the BEST!" Even the 2 yr old piped up . . That was really good, Nin Nin"!
They really loved it.
I made the cake w/ gluten free flour substitute (+ an extra 1/4 - 1/2 cup of the flour). It turned out perfectly. It didn't fall.
When the cooking time was complete,I left it in the oven with the oven door cracked open after turning off the heat, so that it wouldn't fall (like a cheesecake).

Thanks for what is now a family favorite!
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Laura Fuller Laura_Fuller
Dec 23, 2014
I love this cake! I made it last year for Christmas and it was so good!!