Easy Southern Desserts: 13 Coconut Dessert Recipes

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

Coconut dessert recipes are always in season because they are full of sweet, tropical flavor. If you are nutty about coconut, then you are sure to enjoy this collection of Easy Southern Desserts: 13 Coconut Dessert Recipes. From a vintage pineapple coconut cake recipe with pecan coconut icing to an irresistible blondie with sweet coconut flakes and dark chocolate chips, you will find plenty of sensational baked and no-bake dessert creations to satisfy your cravings for that amazingly sweet and chewy coconut.

Easy Southern Desserts: 13 Coconut Dessert Recipes

13 Coconut Dessert Recipes


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Table of Contents

Coconut Cake Recipes

Southern Lover's Coconut CakePineapple Cake with Coconut Pecan Icing

  • Nan's Yummy Coconut Cake - This reader-favorite layer cake makes for a special dessert for a loved one's birthday.
  • Southern Strawberry Coconut Punch Bowl Cake - Punch bowl cake is a classic Southern dessert, and this recipe combines luscious strawberries with sweet coconut.
  • Preacher's Cake - You can make this cake with ingredients that are already in your pantry, making it perfect for when unexpected guests pay a call.
  • Pineapple Cake with Coconut Pecan Icing (pictured) - This vintage recipe, which includes crushed pineapple in the batter and a flaky coconut-pecan icing, is straight out of the 1950s! You will love how simple this old-fashioned favorite is.
  • Southern Coconut Lover's Cake (pictured) - Coconut layer cake is as Southern as fried chicken, and this recipe is full of sweet and rich coconut flavor.


Pie Recipes with Coconut

3-Layer Impossible PieSelf-Crust Coconut Pie

  • Self-Crust Coconut Pie (pictured) - For this pie, all you need to do is mix together a few ingredients and then let it bake off in oven.
  • Toasted Coconut Cream Pie - Coconut cream pie is a dessert classic, and this recipe takes it to another level by toasting the coconut until it is golden brown, crunchy, and flavorful.
  • 3-Layer Impossible Pie (pictured) - This recipe has impossible in the title because it's impossibly easy! All you need to do is mix all of the ingredients in the blender and pour it into the pie dish. One mixture magically turns into three layers as it bakes in the oven.
  • Foolproof Derby Pie - Derby pie is a classic in Kentucky, and this recipe is one of the best. Coconut, chocolate chips, and pecans combine to make this race day favorite.
  • Coconut-Lime Icebox Pie - This icebox pie is the perfect recipe for warm spring and summer days. You will love this twist on a traditional key lime pie.


Other Coconut Dessert Recipes

Golden Coconut BreadGolden Coconut Bars

  • Golden Coconut Bars (pictured) - This recipe for Golden Coconut Bars combines a crunchy, buttery crust with a gooey coconut filling that makes for an irresistible dessert bars recipe.
  • Golden Coconut Bread (pictured) - This moist and dense bread is great for serving to friends and family who stop by for a cup of coffee.
  • Dark Chocolate Coconut Blondies - Chocolate and coconut is arguably one of the most delicious combinations out there, and this delicious blondie recipe allows you to indulge in the tropical flavor of coconut while also getting your chocolate fix.


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