My Old Fashioned Coconut Cake

Opal Jackson-Cakmak Recipe

By Opal Jackson-Cakmak sweetiecoconut


This recipe was handed down by my grandmother. I always loved it. I love coconut and it has always been a favorite. My granny made it well!


my coconut cake

Directions Step-By-Step

1 c. Crisco
5 eggs
3 c. cake flour
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

Cream together Crisco and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add baking powder to cake flour, then add to Crisco and sugar mixture. Mix well. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring. Bake in three 9-inch cake pans at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool.


1 can crushed pineapple
1 tsp. butter
Sweeten to taste with brown sugar

Place in 1 1/2 quart saucepan and cook 5-10 minutes. Mixture will be thin but cake will absorb the juice; punch several holes in cake with ice pick to aid in absorbing. Spread hot mixture over layers.


1 c. sour cream
10X confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. butter, softened
1 can coconut

Combine sour cream and butter in mixer bowl. Add enough confectioners' sugar to make of spreading consistency. Spread on top and sides of cooled cake. Sprinkle with coconut.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts

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Mary Kelly maluke
May 27, 2014
do I need any milk for the cake mixture??
Linda Owens HomeSeasonings
Nov 14, 2012
How much is a *can* of coconut? I haven't seen coconut in a can in years! What I get now is 2 lb bags.
Opal Jackson-Cakmak sweetiecoconut
Mar 11, 2012
I can look for you
Melanie Hanson Purpleldy1
Mar 10, 2012
I think this cake is going to be my birthday cake this year. I passed by the girl scouts coming out of Sam's Club today. I think I am going to use this recipe as the base for a Samoa-Girl scout cookie inspired cake. Any suggestions for caramel or chocolate frosting recipes to use?
Opal Jackson-Cakmak sweetiecoconut
Dec 8, 2011
Your are welcome.