Coconut Topped / Cream Cheese Sheet Cake


Cassie * Recipe

By Cassie * 1lovetocook1x


Rating:
Serves:
24 squares
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
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...

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Hands down this is one scrumptious cake! The coconut milk in the cake adds extra coconut flavor, but it's not overwhelming. If you're a fan of coconut, you'll DEFINITELY be a fan of this cake.

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened (2 sticks)
6 oz
cream cheese, softened
6
eggs
2 1/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract or for more of a coconut flavor, add coconut extract
2 1/4 c
cake flour
1/8 c
coconut milk - 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 )

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. Add milk now if using. Beat 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.

Note: some have said that this cake becomes even moister if placed in freezer as soon as comes from the oven. I've not tried it, but have also read that this is true with cakes in general.
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 lightly 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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380 Comments

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Cassie * 1lovetocook1x
Wednesday at 6:57 PM
Thanks so much, Melanie on your wonderful feedback. So glad you and your family enjoyed it. It's my daughters favorite and yes, you can use your judgement on the coconut flavoring. I always add it, as we love anything coconut. Thanks again! Hugs!
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Melanie Rodgers mlr27
Wednesday at 6:53 PM
Oh. My. Goodness. This is such a yummy cake!! I have never made a better tasting cake before. In fact, until this cake, cake to me was just the vehicle for great frosting!! I doubled the frosting like you said, but next time I won't. The cake is the hero here! I didn't have cake flour either, so I used a substitute recipe that I googled. My youngest son doesn't care much for cake but he had two pieces of this one! My daughter's only complaint was that it didn't have enough coconut flavor, so next time I'll use coconut extract instead of vanilla. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!:D
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Cassie * 1lovetocook1x
Monday, August 24 at 12:49 AM
Thanks Dianne for your comments. I always use the coconut extract and can use more that recipes states, depending how in depth you like the flavor. Anyway thank you for your feedback. Hugs!
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Cassie * 1lovetocook1x
Monday, August 24 at 12:45 AM
Thanks so much, Jane...glad your son enjoyed it. Hugs!
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jane kerr Janeharr
Sunday, August 23 at 10:41 PM
Absolutely delicious! My 2yr old son doesn't like sweet things but really enjoyed this! Think he liked the coconut!!