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My roommate had request coconut cake as comfort food. She asked me everyday for a week to make it for her. I finally did. She loved it. I'm GF, so I only had a bite... but that bite was SO GOOD. I would substitue the vanilla extract in the cake for coconut extract if you have it. Otherwise, it was so tasty that my roommate swears that this is all she's going to eat for the next few days!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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ChelseaBeth January 30, 2008

Even though it rose WAAAAY higher than I could have possibly seen coming. Even though I burned the topping. This cake still turned out to be moist and wholesome tasting. It was something like a coffee cake combined with a sponge cake. Couldn't wait for it to cool. Eating it warm. Perfect for a fall or wintery day. Rich and hearty but also light and fluffy. Was much more flavorful when warm. Good with a cup of coffee or spiced drink.

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Food Snob in Israel October 27, 2011

Very Yummy! I was looking for a easy and delicious coconut cake recipe and finally I found it.....and it looks so far the greatest one :). I cound't find the can of shredded coconut so instead I used just the regular in a package stile, and still came out yummy. Eventhough I had a few bites ahead, my husband ate almost the entire cake within 2 days. Thanks Bergy for sharing this nice recipe with us!

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Mytsygi October 14, 2009

I was in the mood for something coconut-y and I saw this and thought I would try it.I am glad I did.It is very nice without being too sweet.I did not use the tin coconut in the topping.I just used 1 cup of flaked coconut.I also added a small bit of almond ectract to the topping.Very nice!

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LuuvBunny June 30, 2006

WOW! This is really easy to put together. It is a nice moist cake. I tried something differnt, I was almost out of vanilla, so I used 1 tsp. almond extract and 1 tsp. vanilla in the cake. And mixed the vanilla and almond to make 1 Tbls. for the frosting. My boys thought I was making macaroons..Loved this cake..my son also asked if this was from scratch or a box..I am not known in my family as a cake baker!! Thanks for a winner.

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Aunt Pam October 24, 2005

I made this for Fathers Day and it was the biggest hit. This is the most delicious cake I've ever made!! The topping tastes just like caramel...very very delicious

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Hi Dee June 20, 2005

In the honour of your seventy-fourth birthday today, I decided to make this cake and celebrate the birthday of a very special person and one of my oldest and dearest Zaar friends. Auntie Bergy, this cake is as sweet as you are! It came out wonderful! The only ingredient I had to substitute was the vanilla extract. I used orange essence as a substitute because I did not have that on hand. The cake is yummy on its own. It took longer to bake than what is mentioned in the recipe. It took me almost 55 minutes to bake this at 180C in a pre-heated oven. I sang a birthday song for you, cut the cake and shared it with my Mom and a few of dad's co-workers. It was well loved by all and they all wish you many many happy returns of the day! {{{Big hugs}} -Charishma

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Charishma_Ramchandani January 09, 2005
Helen's Coconut Cake