5 Reviews

Extremely rich cake, mine baked just 36 minutes it was moist and excellent texture. I substituted coconut extract for the almond,just my personal preference. Thanks for the recipe

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Chef OG December 30, 2012

I WILL NEVER make another recipe from Ina Garten! This was the second time I've made one of her recipes, the first was her so called famous pound cake, was disappointed in it, but NOT as disappointed as I am in this cake!! I am furious!!!! Wasted ingredients and MY time. If she sold this kind of crap at her bakery, then the "snobs" of the Hamptons don't have a clue what is good. My DH and son said they thought it was good, but I know what a good cake is. This is not my first rodeo. So, I got that off my chest and I feel better, now. lol There are cooks on here that would put Ina Garten to SHAME!!

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cincasue January 03, 2010

This cake was very tasty and very rich. The only thing I think could make it even better ,and less healthy :), is to pour some simple syrup into the baked cake rounds to increase the moistness and richness of the cake portion. I made only half the frosting and still had a bit left over (which I ate with fresh strawberries - AWESOME). The frosting was fantastic!

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Loves Bakin August 24, 2008

Divine !!!! We loved it. I made a healthier version of it, substituting butter with vegetable margarine and cream cheese with low fat creem cheese. I also used low fat milk. Will definetely make it again and again. Next time I will make 1/2 of the frosting recepie, I had a lot left this time. Thanks you.

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Arichka July 18, 2007

These were the best cupcakes EVER! Everyones raved about how moist and delicious they were. I will always use this frosting recipe and it is so easy to memorize! Thank you thank you!

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carmel housewife June 19, 2007
Barefoot Contessa Coconut Cake and Frosting - Ina Garten