Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cake with Coconut Lemon

Bryson Hatfield


Copied this off the internet, I've made the cake base, but never with the glaze.

The cake is very moist and delicious!


★★★★★ 2 votes



  • 1 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 c
  • 6 large
  • 1 tsp
  • 12 oz
    box vanilla wafers, crushed fine
  • 6 oz
    package coconut
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • GLAZE:

  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • Zest
    of 2 large lemons
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice (from the lemons you've zested)
  • 6 oz
    package coconut

How to Make Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cake with Coconut Lemon


  1. For the cake: Grease and flour a 10-inch tube cake pan. Cream the butter and sugar until light and smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, beating well. Mix in the vanilla wafer crumbs, coconut and pecans. Pour into the pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack.
  2. For the glaze: Mix the sugar, cornstarch, salt, lemon zest and juice, 1 1/2 cups of water and coconut in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened, for about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then using a toothpick, poke several holes in the top of the cake and drizzle the glaze over the cake.

Printable Recipe Card

About Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cake with Coconut Lemon

Course/Dish: Cakes

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want To Slice Into

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want to Slice Into

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy, delicious and a family favorite - what’s not to love about sheet cake? Check out these 13 sheet cake recipes you need to make for dessert asap!