Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

(Reply to a request) This is an old recipe from my M-I-L which was frequently used for birthday cakes. The coconut is in the batter, not on the frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. In a bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder.
  4. Add milk, butter, vanilla and coconut flavoring.
  5. Beat with mixer on low speed until combined.
  6. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
  7. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes more.
  8. Gently stir coconut into batter.
  9. Pour batter into two prepared pans.
  10. Bake at 375°F for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool wire on racks for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove from pans and cool completely on racks.
  13. When completely cooled, frost with your favorite frosting.


Most Helpful

Instead of making two round cakes, I made two small bar cakes one following the recipe as is and the other half with 1 tablespoon of cocoa and two teaspoons of chocolate essence. Both were delicious and quickly eaten. Will be keeping this recipe for a quick, easy and very tasty cake.

Sueie August 21, 2002

The cake tasted delicious but was on the heavy side, possibly the baker! I will try again.

Southern Lady July 24, 2005

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