Easy Coconut Cake

Easy Coconut Cake


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About this recipe: A fantastic cake that is perfect for any special occasion, including birthdays. This delicious coconut sponge cake is topped with a white icing. Feel free to decorate the cake with additional coconut, if desired.


Serves: 12 

  • For the Cake
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 150 margarine
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 250ml milk
  • 315g plain flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites, beaten until stiff
  • For the Icing
  • 6 tablespoons plain flour
  • 250ml milk
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 110g butter
  • 100g margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. In a large bowl, cream together 400g sugar and 150g margarine. Add 3 egg yolks and beat well.
  2. Finely chop the coconut in a food processor; whisk together with flour and baking powder. Stir these ingredients alternately with 250ml milk into the creamed mixture; beat well. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Lastly, fold in beaten egg whites.
  3. Grease and flour either two 23cm round cake tins or one 20x30cm tin. Pour batter into prepared tin(s).
  4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for about 30 minutes for two 23cm cakes, about 45 minutes for 20x30cm tin. Check with skewer and by touching lightly in the centre (it should spring back when done).
  5. Meanwhile, shake 6 tablespoons flour and 250ml milk in a jar. Pour into a saucepan, cook mixture until thick, stirring constantly. Cool.
  6. Beat 200g sugar, butter and 100g margarine until smooth and fluffy with mixer. Add cooled flour and milk mixture and beat well. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread over cooled cake.

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- 15 Dec 2011

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