Decadent coconut cake

1
Tawnia Douglas

By
@tawniadouglas

This cake is absolutely phenomenal. You must try!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
50 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 stick
    unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 5 large
    eggs, at room temp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure almond extract
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 4 oz
    sweetened shredded coconut
  • FOR THE FROSTING

  • 1 lb
    cream cheese, at room temp
  • 2 stick
    unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 3/4 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    pure almond extract
  • 1 lb
    confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 6 oz
    sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 jar(s)
    maraschino cherries

How to Make Decadent coconut cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2(9-inch) round cake pans, then line them with parchment paper. Grease them again and dust lightly with flour.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed for 3 to 5 minutes, until light yellow and fluffy. Crack the eggs into a small bowl. With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs 1 at a time, scraping down the bowl once during mixing. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix well. The mixture might look curdled; don't be concerned.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk to the batter in 3 parts, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Fold in the 4 ounces of coconut with a rubber spatula.
  4. Pour the batter evenly into the 2 pans and smooth the top with a knife. Bake in the center of the oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until the tops are browned and a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a baking rack for 30 minutes, then turn the cakes out onto a baking rack to finish cooling.
  5. FROSTING:
  6. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and almond extract on low speed. Add the confectioners' sugar and mix until just smooth(DON'T WHIP!)
  7. To assemble, place 1 layer on a flat serving plate, top side down, and spread with frosting. Place the second layer on top, top side up, and frost the top and sides. To decorate the cake, sprinkle the top with coconut and lightly press more coconut onto the sides. Place cherries on top. Serve at room temperature.

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Course/Dish: Cakes




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