Sunday, April 21

SOUTHERN COCONUT CAKE

I don't know about the rest of America, but in the South, coconut is KING! Coconut Cake that is. Most every Southern cook worth her salt has a favorite recipe for this very decadent cake. Not too difficult to make and yet a very impressive recipe. The cake is moist and buttery while the icing is a fluffy cloud of coconut perfection. Pair the two and — wow! It's definitely an Easter dinner winner! 


























This Coconut Cake recipe makes a phenomenal stand-out of a cake. Moist and delicious, you're gonna want to hang on to this one!
Print Friendly and PDF
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE CAKE
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup canned sweetened cream of coconut 
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature and separated 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
FOR THE FROSTING
  • 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut



WHAT TO DO
FOR THE CAKE
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 {9-inch} or 3 {6-inch} round cake pans, then line them with parchment paper. Grease them again and dust lightly with flour.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter,  sugar and cream of coconut on medium-high speed for 3 to 5 minutes, until light yellow and fluffy. With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs yolks and extracts and mix until just blended. 
  • Using clean dry beaters, beat egg whites with pinch of salt in another large bowl until stiff but not dry. Gently fold beaten egg whites into batter.
  • 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 buttermilk to the batter, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Fold in the 4 ounces of coconut with a rubber spatula.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans and smooth the top with a knife. Bake in the center of the oven for 40-45 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned and a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a baking rack for 10 minutes, then turn the cakes out onto a baking rack to finish cooling.
FOR THE FROSTING
  • 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.
  • To assemble cake, place 1 layer on a flat serving plate, top side down, and spread with 1 generous cup of frosting. Sprinkle with 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut. 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 coconut onto the sides. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours before serving.




























Carve out a bit of time in your kitchen and enjoy making this delicious and authentically Southern Coconut Cake you'll be glad ya did!


ENJOY!

~THE DOMESTIC CURATOR~
RONDA

30 comments:

  1. Hello I am so delighted I located your blog, I really located you by mistake, while I was watching on google for something else, Anyways I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining website. Please do keep up the great work. birthday cake

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is my first visit to your web journal! We are a group of volunteers and new activities in the same specialty. Website gave us helpful data to work. https://penzu.com/p/9ff0140d

    ReplyDelete
  3. Succeed! It could be one of the most useful blogs we have ever come across on the subject. Excellent info! I’m also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort very well. Thanks for the huge help. online cake delivery singapore

    ReplyDelete
  4. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking. https://howardrjames.wixsite.com/thebirthdaycake

    ReplyDelete
  5. it was a wonderful chance to visit this kind of site and I am happy to know. thank you so much for giving us a chance to have this opportunity.. https://singaporebestcake.mystrikingly.com/blog/how-to-get-singapore-online-cake-delivery

    ReplyDelete
  6. Put more information on your website like this one, I really like these types of blogs. I am also wanted to write blog kindly guide me if my topic is seismograph for sale then what should I do first and how will I create new and unique content on this topic

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is my first visit to your blog, and I am very impressed with the articles that you serve. Give adequate knowledge for me. Thank you for sharing useful material. I will be back for the more great post. cake in singapore

    ReplyDelete
  8. One of the tastiest desserts on Earth is a healthy SOUTHERN COCONUT CAKE, which has the coveted texture of a fluffy, soft cake. The moist, sweet coconut flavor of the recipe is a welcome change from the usual chocolate or butter cake at Nested Naturals Discount Code. To make it even more delicious, you can top the finished cake with toasted coconut. If you like, you can also sprinkle the rest of the coconut on top.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked your site to check out the new stuff you post. best birthday cake

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your work is truly appreciated round the clock and the globe. It is incredibly a comprehensive and helpful blog. http://bestbirthdaycakecompany.simplesite.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. I visit your blog regularly and recommend it to all of those who wanted to enhance their knowledge with ease. The style of writing is excellent and also the content is top-notch. Thanks for that shrewdness you provide the readers! best birthday cake singapore

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's awesome in favor of me to have a web site, which is helpful designed for my know-how. thanks admin
    고스톱

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I Have shared your website in my social networks!
    성인웹툰

    ReplyDelete
  14. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think that thanks for the valuabe information and insights you have so provided here. birthday cake with name

    ReplyDelete
  16. transparent business operations If you are also facing any problem with transparency, time management, remote working life, productivity, or anything else, do not go further because timelogger is here for you to facilitate you with the best solutions.

    ReplyDelete
  17. You there, this is really good post here. Thanks for taking the time to post such valuable information. Quality content is what always gets the visitors coming. birthday cake delivery

    ReplyDelete
  18. I can’t believe focusing long enough to research; much less write this kind of article. You’ve outdone yourself with this material without a doubt. It is one of the greatest contents. best birthday cake in singapore

    ReplyDelete
  19. You make so many great points here that I read your article a couple of times. Your views are in accordance with my own for the most part. This is great content for your readers. https://birthday-caked.mystrikingly.com/blog/how-to-decorate-a-birthday-cake

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow, What a Excellent post. I really found this to much informatics. It is what i was searching for.I would like to suggest you that please keep sharing such type of info.Thanks best singapore birthday cake

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wish you all the best for upcoming comments. I am also wanted to write blog kindly guide me if my topic is milk powder supplier then what should I do first and how will I create new and unique content on this topic

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is my first time visit to your blog and I am very interested in the articles that you serve. Provide enough knowledge for me. Thank you for sharing useful and don't forget, keep sharing useful info: online birthday cake delivery

    ReplyDelete
  23. If you set out to make me think today; mission accomplished! I really like your writing style and how you express your ideas. Thank you. birthday cake delivery singapore

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. best price cake to buy

    ReplyDelete
  25. I know your expertise on this. I must say we should have an online discussion on this. Writing only comments will close the discussion straight away! And will restrict the benefits from this information. birthday cake singapore

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wish you all the best for upcoming comments. I am also wanted to write blog kindly guide me if my topic is flexible cable manufacturer then what should I do first and how will I create new and unique content on this topic

    ReplyDelete
  27. https://www.floraindia.com/cake-delivery/delhi.html Video games have been around since the 1980s and since then, there have been plenty of colorful and sometimes even unusual games that have been played. Of course, there have also been plenty of twisted games that have also been hits in the gaming industry. In this article, I will talk about at least 5 of those games, including: Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, The Sims, Destroy All Humans, and Conker's Bad Fur Day.

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a fantabulous post this has been. Never seen this kind of useful post. I am grateful to you and expect more number of posts like these. Thank you very much. https://order-birthday-cakes-site.yolasite.com/

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wish you all the best for your new upcoming articles and kindly write on topic Ecommerce website and also on Logo Designthanks.

    ReplyDelete
  30. 국내최고메이저 먹튀검증 안전노리터 go

    ReplyDelete