Yesterday was Easter. As I was growing up, my Granny always had a family get together on Easter and she would always make a yummy, delicious coconut cake that she would decorate to look like a bunny. Sadly, my Granny doesn't have those family get togethers anymore, but my sister was coming over with my nephew and we planned on playing games and having fun. I was craving that coconut cake so bad yesterday that I decided to make my own version and it turned out so good! Scroll down for the written recipe and instructions.
Simple Coconut Cake
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1/2 cup of butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 16 oz cool whip
- 14 oz of sweetened coconut flakes
- Optional: cheeries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Grease and flour an 8 x 8 inch round cake pan or add liners to a muffin pan.
Combine the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl.
In a separate large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugar. Scrape the sides with a spatula halfway through. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Stir in the vanilla with a spatula or spoon.
Add the flour and baking powder mixture 1 cup at a time to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix well with the electric mixer. Stir in the milk with a spatula or a spoon until the mixture is smooth.
Pour or scoop the cake mixture into the baking pan or muffin pan.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Bake cupcakes for 20-30 minutes. Cake is done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Let the cake or cupcakes cool completely. If you want a 2 layer cake, cut the cake in half so that you have 2 circles of cake.
With a spatula, frost the cake with the cool whip.
Cover the cake completely with the coconut flakes by pressing handfuls of the coconut flakes onto the cake.
Optional: Add cherries.
Cut, serve and enjoy!
Refrigerate leftovers, if you have any!
Original cake recipe:
I hope ya'll try and love this recipe as much as I do! If you make your own coconut cake, I would LOVE to see! Post pictures to my facebook page or tag me on instagram @_with_alex
I hope ya'll are having a wonderful day!
Soft hugs and Never Give Up! <3Alex