Mile High Coconut Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Kay00427

This is a great old fashioned, made from scratch BUTTER cake. I made it for a family gathering and all of my aunts want the recipe. I think the secret is the coconut milk, found in many grocery stores Asian food section. It is a very heavy cake. I made it once with coconut milk and butter and another time with vegetable oil and regular milk. You cannot even compare the 2!

Top Review by Kbenton

This cake was a disappointment. The Frosting was Best I ever had , but the cake itself was to heavy, and not good at all. The batter was so heavy that I could not put into 3 cake pans ,as the recipe says. I will keep the frosting, but I have to find another cake batter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat three 8-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. With mixer on medium speed, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl. Mix in coconut milk, and extract. Add flour mixture a little at a time until incorporated. Batter will be VERY heavy. Set aside.
  4. In a 3rd bowl, using clean dry beaters, beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter with a spatula until no egg whites remain. The batter should now be the consistency of cake batter.
  5. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 40 minute or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool completely.
  6. Frosting:.
  7. In a large bowl beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and coconut extract and mix on low speed until smooth.
  8. Assembly:.
  9. Place one layer on pedestal. Spread with 1/4 cup of desired filling. Top with 2nd layer and the remaining filling. Top with last layer. Secure with skewers. Spread frosting on side and top of cake.
  10. Press a handful of coconut gently into side of cake. With remaining coconut, sprinkle on top of cake and chill. Garnish with raspberries etc.

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