Coconut Cake

I am spreading my love and joy for all things coconut, so here is my all time fav coconut cake recipe for you! Yummy!


√ 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing the pans

√ 2 cups sugar

√ 3 eggs, at room temperature

√ 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

√ 3 cups all-purpose flour,
plus more for dusting the pans

√ 1 cup coconut flour (optional as substitute for 1 cup all- purpose flour instead)

√ 1 teaspoon baking powder

√ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

√ 1 1/2 cup milk

√ 4 ounces sweetened shredded coconut


  • First preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 (9-inch) round or in my case ‘heart shaped’ baking cake pan.
  • In the large bowl cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed for 3 to 5 minutes with your hand held electric mixer, until light yellow and fluffy. Crack the eggs into a small bowl. With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs 1 at a time, scraping down the bowl once during mixing. Add the vanilla extracts and mix well. You may decide to add some coconut oil if you have, but this is not a necessity.


  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.



  • With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk to the batter in 3 parts, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

  • Finally fold in the 4 ounces of coconut with a rubber spatula.
  • Pour the batter evenly into your pan and smooth the top with a knife or spatula.
Eat Cake Batter

  • Bake in the center of the oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until the top is browned and a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a baking rack for 30 minutes, then turn the cake out onto a baking rack to finish cooling.
  • Serve with a slice of coconut cake with a cuppa tea or ice cream!!


Looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful coconut cakes! Tag me on Instagram @deepsmak so I can see!

DeepsMak Blogging with a Cuppa 


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Hi there, my name is Deepa Makwana and if you hadn’t guessed already, I LOVE all things food, travel and lifestyle. Since moving from London to New York, I have been wanting to write about my recipes and travel however I was a little afraid to share! But as my mother always says ‘if you don’t try, you will never know’. So I have finally decided to create my own little outlet on anything and everything involving things like where to eat, travels, home recipes, my fav home products or even the best shows I am watching! If I can help in any way – I have achieved my goal! Come on in and have a peak! DeepsMak x

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