Coconut Cake

If you like Coconut, you’ll love this recipe for moist, delicious, Coconut cake. It’s easy to make and full of coconut goodness and has a bit of texture.

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Baking time : 50 minutes

INGREDIENTS ( makes 8 inch cake )

250g Butter

250g Granulated sugar

7 Eggs

10ml Milk

350g Plain flour

100g Desiccated coconut

4 teaspoons Baking powder

Grated lemon zest (Optional)

1 teaspoon Coconut essence or extract

Nutmeg (optional)


Tip: Measure all ingredients ready, grease and line the bottom of the baking pan with baking sheet before commencing.

1) Sift the plain flour and baking powder in a bowl, mix in desiccated coconut and set aside.

2) In a mixing bowl add the butter and sugar and beat with electric mixer till it’s fluffy and turns pale.



3) Break the eggs into a bowl, add coconut extract or essence, lemon zest, nutmeg and beat the mixture lightly.


4) Add the eggs to the butter/sugar mixture very slowly while still mixing with electric mixer. This is to prevent the mixture from curdling.


5) Stop the electric mixer and carefully fold flour into the mixture with a big spoon or spatula. It’s important you do not over mix the batter after folding in the flour as your cake will be dense and hard if you do so.


6) Pour batter into lined baking pan and bake in pre heated oven at 180 degrees centigrade (gas mark 4) for 45minutes or till cake is done.


Tip: To check if cake is done, dip a toothpick or skewer in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean then the cake is ready. If it comes out wet then bake some more.

7) When the cake is done, take it out of the oven and let it cool for about 20minutes then remove from baking pan onto a rack and leave till it is well cooled.

coconut cake

8) Remove the baking sheet from the base.

There you have Coconut Cake.


If you want to decorate this cake, check out my buttercream recipe HERE

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7 thoughts on “Coconut Cake”

  1. Thank you, I made the coconut cake today and turned out lovely. I decorated it using butter icing waiting to be devour tomorrow lol. if you send me your e mail I will be more than happy to send it to you xx

  2. nice one, will like to try it, can I use raw grated coconut instead of the desiccated coconut, and is the coconut extract compulsory or can I swap it with vanilla extract xx

    1. Thanks Abiodun. Yes you can use raw grated coconut and no coconut extract is not compulsory. You can use vanilla extract instead. Don’t forget to feedback when you’ve tried it 🙂

      1. ok, I won’t. I will try it on Saturday as sunday is my wedding anniversary. will try to decorate it as well hahaaaaaaa

      2. Congrats and happy anniversary in advance. Many more years of togetherness. Wish you luck with the decoration. Would love to see picture of the decorated cake. You can email to me if you don’t mind 🙂

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