Coconut ring cake

    1 hour 15 min

    This cake is so fluffy and moist. Every time I bring it to work, it is gone in a flash, so you might want to think about making two!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g (9 oz) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 400g (14 oz) caster sugar
    • 250g (9 oz) butter
    • 5 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) buttermilk
    • 75g (3 oz) desiccated coconut

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and flour a 25cm ring cake tin. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time; beat well. Mix in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, mixing well with each addition. Fold in coconut. Pour batter into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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    Went down a treat with the people at work. Will be making again!  -  10 May 2015


    A great, moist coconut cake, it made a big hit at work. I read member comments and modified the original by reducing sugar to 1 1/2 cups, and also added a box of vanilla instant pudding, 1 tspn of vanilla extract (in addition to the coconut), 1 tspn of baking soda, and a small can of (drained) crushed pineapple. It was done in 50 minutes, and came out of the pan perfectly. I glazed it with warmed (microwaved) cream cheese packaged icing, then topped it with coconut flakes. Yummy!  -  14 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I hate coconut, but I wanted to make this cake for a friend. I am puzzled by the reviews that said they had a hard time getting cake out of pan? The one seasoned baker said the cake needed soda. Why did the majority of the cakes turn out perfectly (mine included)? Did they use buttermilk that was lowfat? Coconut not mixed in well? (I added mine to the flour mixture). Sugar and butter not mixed long enough??? According to my friend and my family, it came out moist and wonderful. Anyone have an idea?  -  06 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)