Coconut Cake Recipes

Find top-rated coconut cake, coconut pound cake, and coconut cupcake recipes complete with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips. Coconut cake is an Easter and holiday favorite, but delicious any time.

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Coconut Cream Pound Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 419
A moist coconut pound cake, a crowd pleaser. I use this recipe for making wedding cake layers.

Key Lime-Coconut Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Coconut oil is the special ingredient in these delicately flavored, tender cupcakes. Garnish with a slice of fresh Key lime if desired.

Coconut Cake IV

Rating: 4.5 stars 181
This cake is soooo good and moist you should make two...that way you can be sure to get some. I take it to work and it disappears really fast.
By Allrecipes Member

Coconut Poke Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1027
White cake soaked in sweet creamy coconut milk and smothered in whipped topping and flaked coconut. A real treat for those with a sweet tooth.
By Allrecipes Member

12 Coconut Cake Recipes to Celebrate

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Coconut-Lime Cheesecake with Mango Coulis

Rating: 4.5 stars 104
This tropical-inspired cheesecake features a ginger-coconut crust and two divine layers topped off with a fresh mango coulis. I like to make a coconut cream by adding coconut extract to whipped cream for topping the cheesecake. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of toasted coconut, for even more flavor.

Fresh Coconut Layer Cake

Rating: 4 stars 27
This recipe uses fresh coconut, coconut milk and coconut cream for an intense coconut flavor.
By Holly

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
This is a great cupcake recipe that I created. Lemon and coconut together is such a great combo. If you want, you can substitute lime zest for the lemon zest in the frosting, for lime coconut cupcakes instead. You can also add no zest at all to make regular coconut cupcakes.

Gluten-Free Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
I made this for my mom's 65th birthday and frosted it with a simple vanilla buttercream. No one can tell it's gluten free!

Easy Coconut Sheet Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This is my go-to coconut sheet cake when I am entertaining a lot of people or I need to bring something for a potluck. It is made with buttermilk which makes it super moist and delicious and it is very easy to make. Depending on what I am making it for, I either cut it into little square bites or regular-sized coconut cake pieces.
By Tinkerbell

Banana Coconut Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
A great alternative to banana bread and a great way to get some potassium into the kids (and the husband)!

Brazilian-Style Moist Coconut Cake

Rating: 4 stars 15
This coconut cake made from scratch is 'bathed' in a mixture of condensed milk and coconut milk, and sprinkled with coconut flakes. It's a popular cake in Brazil and one of my family's favorites!

Inspiration and Ideas

Coconut Coconut Milk Cake
Rating: Unrated 66
"I was hesitant to use so much baking powder but followed the recipe anyway. I am glad that I did! I am making a vanilla browned butter glaze for this and will top with toasted coconut." -- LITTLEAMAZON
Aunt Connie's Coconut Cake
Rating: Unrated 21
Rich with butter, sour cream, and sweet coconut, this cake is a family favorite.
Gluten-Free Coconut Cake
Rating: 4.5 stars 49

I made this for my mom's 65th birthday and frosted it with a simple vanilla buttercream. No one can tell it's gluten free!