13 Coconut Cake Recipes: The Ultimate Coconut Cake Recipe Collection

By: Suzie Vyletel, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

Coconut has a naturally sweet and tropical flavor, making it perfect for dessert recipes. In 13 Coconut Cake Recipes: The Ultimate Coconut Cake Recipe Collection, you'll find the best dessert recipes featuring coconut. From poke cake to layer cakes, and coconut cakes paired with lemon or pineapple, there are a variety of easy dessert recipes to choose from. Just because there isn't any chocolate in these coconut desserts doesn't mean they won't satisfy your sweet tooth! Bake up one of these easy cakes and you'll see why everyone loves this delicious treat.


13 Coconut Cake Recipes: The Ultimate Coconut Cake Recipe Collection

13 Coconut Cake Recipes: The Ultimate Coconut Cake Recipe Collection


Toasted Coconut Pineapple Cake - This coconut cake is unbelievably moist and delicious thanks to a tangy and sweet pineapple filling.

Coconut Cream Poke Cake Dream - Everyone loves poke cakes! This one is soaked with coconut cream pudding for an indulgent treat you'll want to make for every occasion.

Preacher's Cake - This tropical cake has a heavenly blend of sweet coconut and juicy pineapple right in the batter for a moist and delicious cake. Cream cheese frosting provides just the right amount of tanginess.

Lemon Coconut Cake


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Lemon Coconut Cake (pictured above) - What a showstopper! The lovely layers of this luscious Lemon Coconut Cake are wonderfully balanced. The tangy lemon curd contrasts the sweet coconut for a dessert everyone will remember.

Frosted Fruit Cocktail Cake - Yes, there is real fruit cocktail and coconut in the batter of this easy cake. Once you make it, you'll see why this odd trick really makes a difference.

Nan's Yummy Coconut Cake - No one will ever guess that this cake was made with boxed cake mix! The addition of sour cream and sweet coconut milk really take this cake to the next level.

Southern Coconut Lover's Cake


Southern Coconut Lover's Cake (pictured above) - When you think of coconut cake, this is the recipe you're probably used to. It is traditional in every sense, and is light, fluffy, and airy. Treat your friends and family to this delicate dessert.

Pecan Italian Cream Cake - While this coconut cake may or may not be authentically Italian, it is most certainly scrumptious. Whipping egg whites to fold into the cake batter gives it a nice and fluffy texture.

Coconut Lemon Poke Cake - This tie dye poke cake is colorful, festive, fun, and tasty! It is the perfect Easter dessert to make friends and family because it is so simple yet satisfying.


Can't get enough coconut? Check out even more Easy Southern Desserts: 13 Coconut Dessert Recipes.


Perfect Italian Cream Cake



Perfect Italian Cream Cake (pictured above) - This fluffy cake has coconut and finely chopped pecans in the batter for a hint of texture and buttery flavor. You can frost it with your choice of buttercream frosting or cream cheese frosting. Either way, you can't go wrong!

Tropical Coconut Cake - There are a few tips and tricks to turning boxed cake mix into a bakery-style delight. This coconut cake recipe uses evaporated milk and melted butter to do this, and it is just the thing to serve a large party.

Snowball Cake - You won't believe how easy it is to make a dome-shaped coconut cake! Simply bake the batter in an oven-proof bowl, frost, and devour!

Grandma's Favorite Coconut Cake - With coconut flakes in the cake batter and in the frosting, this dessert really delivers on coconut flavor. It's an easy recipe for coconut cake purists to enjoy.



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Coconut is a favorite in our house. The Preachers cake is wonderful! I may make one tonight. Grandmas favorite coconut cake looks amazing. I only wish it was entirely from scratch, without any mixes. The snowball cake makes me hungry just looking at it! Devils Food cake with a creamy filling, and all that coconut YUM!


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