Cassie * Recipe

Coconut Topped / Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

By Cassie * 1lovetocook1x


Rating:
Serves:
24 squares
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

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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325 Comments

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Tracy Lightnet tlightner
Feb 10, 2015
I gave this recipe a 4-star rating.
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Anne Pollitt awpollitt
Feb 4, 2015
Cassie,
Well I made this cake today and it is outstanding! I was never a big lover of coconut cake but this is absolutely delicious. I cut a big piece and took some over to our neighbors and it was fifteen minutes later I recieved a call requesting the recipe. Thank you soooo much for sharing. Will definently be making this cake for many years. Yummy! Gave a five star review and blue ribbon worthy.
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Renee Rogers rrtraining8
Jan 30, 2015
If I don't have cake flour, would either Bread flour or all purpose flour work?
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Bonnie J. Ducharme angels8678
Jan 29, 2015
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
Jan 24, 2015
LOOKS YUMMY THO CAN'T I USE ALL PURPOSE FLOUR? THANKS.