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Best Ever Coconut Cake

This coconut cake is soooo good and moist you should make two...that way you can be sure to get some. I take it to work and it disappears really fast.

A couple of things to keep in mind - this cake is dense - but so delicious. Another thing, you really do need to grease your pan(s) well. One of my layers came apart, so I did some restructuring. The pan that I greased really well came out perfectly. I got so many compliments on this cake. Will use this as a base recipe for future cakes also (sub vanilla extract and omit the coconut in the batter...easy!). Not low fat, but who cares when it's this good?! :)

Best Ever Coconut Cake

Prep 30 m
Cook 1 h
Ready In 1 h 30 m


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 cup flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Mix in coconut extract.
  4. Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in coconut, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.


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