Coconut Layer Cake - Taste of Home

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

I have made this for a fomer co-worker's b-day many times. Line the pans with parchment paper for easy removal or bake cake in a 13 x 9-in pan. When I make a two-layer cake, I add extra powder sugar to the frosting so I can have a nice thick frosting layer between the two cake layers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat well. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla. Add coconut and pecans/walnuts. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; gently fold into batter. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 mins or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 mins in pans before removing to wire tacks; cool completely. For frosting, beat cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Spead between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with coconut; garnish with pecans/walnuts.