Coconut Cake – Coconut Cream Cake

This coconut cake doesn’t have lemon curd. I don’t particularly like lemon curd but I still wanted some coconut cake goodness and this is it. Full of flavor, moist and a crowd pleaser for sure. There are a few steps but this coconut cake is easy to make and worth the effort.

Coconut Cream Cake
Serves 8- 10

3 large eggs, separated and room temperature
½ c butter
¾ c sugar
1 c cake flour
¼ t baking soda plus 1/8 t baking soda
½ c buttermilk
½ c sweetened flaked coconut
½ t vanilla extract
¼ t salt
¼ c chopped pecans, toasted
¼ c chopped walnuts, toasted

6 oz cream cheese room temperature
1 ¼ t vanilla extract
2 3/4 c powdered sugar
2 T heavy whipping cream
¼ c chopped pecans
2 T toasted sweetened flaked coconut
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour loaf pan and set aside.

In a bowl whisk together baking soda, salt, and flour this is our dry ingredients.

Add the sugar and butter to the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl if using an electric hand mixer. Cream until the color becomes a paler color and the texture is lighter.

Add on yolk at a time, when one yolk is mixed in completely add another yolk. Add vanilla and mix that in. Add in some of the dry ingredients, some of the buttermilk, repeat until all dry ingredients and buttermilk is incorporated. Add your nuts and stir them in. Remove batter to a large bowl.

Clean off your paddle or your beaters and bowl and make sure your bowl is dry.

Add your egg whites to bowl of stand mixer or bowl using with your electric hand mixer and beat until the egg whites develop stiff peaks.

Gently fold into the cake batter. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes. A toothpick pressed in the middle will come out clean when the cake is done. Let cake cool off in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a silcone spatula around the sides of the pan to release the cake then remove it to a cooking rack. Let the cake cool all the way before attempting to frost it.

In stand mixer or using electric hand mixer cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar, vanilla and then the heavy whipping cream.

Putting it together
Slice the cake in half lengthwise. Frost the top of the bottom half. Replace top and frost the entire cake. Sprinkle with walnuts and pecans. Enjoy.


Transcript from Coconut Cake – How to make Coconut Cream Cake Video
Hey Cookaholics, Chef Kendra here. Today we’re making a very tasty cake. We’re making a Coconut Cream Cake. So let’s do what we do. Let’s head into the kitchen and make it happen.

OK, we’re going to start off by grabbing our gear. I’m going to use my stand mixer and my electric mixer but they ‘re both not necessary. In this bowl I tossed in flour, some baking soda, and some salt and I’m going to whisk this up and until it’s mixed up pretty well.

Next I’m going to get some sugar into the bowl of the stand mixer just like so. I’m going to toss in some butter. What would a rich delicious cake be without butter. I have no clue.

So we’re just going to mix for a little while. We’re going to cream it and then we’re going to add some egg yolks. We’re going to mix that down. Of course we’re going to have to scrap them eggs yolks down.

And then we’re going to add some vanilla. The next thing in we’re going to add half of our flour. We’re adding butter milk and then we’re going to add the rest of the flour, and then we’re going to add the buttermilk, and then the rest of the flour.

We’re going to scrape everything down from time to time.

In a separate bowl where going to whisk up some egg whites. We want a stiff peak on these.
And then we’re going to add some pecans, walnuts and some coconut to our bowl and fold that in. Now we’re going to add the egg whites and fold those in also. And now we’re going to put our batter in a loaf pan that has been buttered and floured.

You know I don’t like to use cooking spray because cooking spray does leave film on your things and I just don’t like the chemicals in them.

So we’re just going to flattened in out and tap it down and bake it off for about 55 minutes in a 350 degree oven. And you saw how easy it came out. We’re going to cut it half. Actually we’re going to cool it for about an hour, completely . Then we’re going to cut it in half.

Now we’re going to make our frosting. We have butter and cream cheese in this bowl and we’re going to whisk this up for a little bit. And then we’re going to add our powdered sugar.

Now you know if you just start beating powdered sugar it’s going to fly everywhere so I like to stir it in.

And we just added a little salt now we’re adding vanilla extract now we’re going to mix this up really well.

The final thing we’re going to add is some heavy whipping cream.
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Now we’re going to frost the cake, we cut the cake in half and now we’re adding some frosting to the middle.

And we’re going to try and keep the crumbs off our spatula. Now we’re going to put the top on.

And we’re going to frost the rest of the cake likes a BOSS! Actually we need some cake I mean with Zayn leaving One Direction it’s a sad moment in time.

Cake makes everything feel better. So if you’re a One Direction fan out there that’s really going though it right now make this cake, share it with your friends and you’ll feel better.

As you can see I’m toasting some coconut and it’s nice and toasty and it’s just what we’re looking for. Now we’re going to toss in those pecans and get those a little fragrant. And then we’re going to let them cool before we put them on the cake or they’ll melt our frosting.

So we’re just going to sprinkle our pecans and our toasted coconut on top and that’s all it is to it.

Hey guys check out my last video right over there. And if you want to catch up with me on social media you can find all those links in the About Section below including a link to my free monthly updates and the address to my post office box. Alright, let’s taste this cake.
This looks good.


This cake is fantastic. I hope you guys give it a try. Alright, that’s all I have for this week. I’ll see you next week. Chef Kendra is out. Peace. I’m going to eat some more cake.