Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I got this recipe from my great aunt Edna. She made this for our family reunion. This is a very good coconut cake everyone raved over this cake at the reunion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add vanilla, and egg yolks one at a time.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with the buttermilk.
  6. Beat well after each addition and end with dry ingredients.
  7. Add the coconut and beat on low speed.
  8. In separate bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy; add cream of tartar.
  9. Beat until stiff peaks.
  10. Fold egg whites into batter.
  11. Pour into 2 greased and floured cake pans.
  12. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
  13. Cool inverted on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  14. Frosting:.
  15. Put cream cheese and butter in large bowl and beat until smooth.
  16. Beat in powdered sugar.
  17. Gently fold 1 cup coconut into cream cheese mixture.
  18. Frost cake and top with remaining 1/2 cup coconut.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this recipe into moist coconut cupcakes and topped with the creamy coconut frosting. I will make these cupcakes again. Everyone liked them. I highly recommend this recipe!

3 5

Made this cake for no reason cause I wanted a coconut cake. The result was a very moist, delicious cake...I could not stop eating!! To me this is a perfect coconut cake!!!