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This Super Moist Coconut Cake Will Win Over Everyone!

My Super Moist Coconut Cake that  Wins over Everyone
My Super Moist Coconut Cake

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Take your baking skills to a whole new level with this super moist and delicious coconut cake that will win over everyone! Not only will its flavor delight everyone, but it’s also perfect for any special occasion!

Treat yourself and your family to a delightfully flavorful coconut cake that is sure to please. The perfect cake for any special occasion, this super moist and delicious recipe is sure to be a hit!

1. Gather Your Ingredients.

Gather The Ingredients for This Super Moist Coconut Cake

Before getting started, you’ll need to gather your ingredients for the cake. For this delicious and easy-to-follow recipe, you’ll need 2 1/2 Cups of White Lily Unbleached Self-Rising Flour, 1 1/2 Cups Sugar, 1 Cup Whole Buttermilk, 3/4 cup Butter Flavored Crisco Stick, 4 Eggs, 1 Teaspoon Vanilla, 1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract.

Now gather your ingredients for frosting. 2 (14 oz) Packages Coconut (Sweetened), 2 (16 oz) Sour Cream (or one 32 oz), 2 (8 oz) Cool Whip (or one large), 4 Cups Powdered Sugar. 

2. Mix the Cake Batter.

Dash Electric Mixer for Mixing my Super Moist Coconut

Once you have your ingredients, it’s time to create the cake batter. To start, preheat your oven to 350-degrees. Spray two 8-inch or two 9-inch round cake pans, or a 13x9x2-inch cake pan with Pam Baking Spray

Thoroughly combine flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add milk and shortening and beat for 2 minutes.  Add eggs, vanilla, and Coconut Extract. Beat an additional two minutes, scraping the side of bowl as needed. 

 Evenly spread batter into prepared pans. Tap pans on the counter several times to remove air bubbles. Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.

If you must cook longer, just do it in 5-minute increments. Cool on wire cake racks for 5 to 10 minutes before removing cakes from pans. Finish cooling on wire racks.  Note: You can leave your cake in the 13x9x2-inch to cool and frost it in the pan. Make sure the cake is completely cooled before frosting! 

3. Make the Coconut Cream Filling and Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting for My Super Moist Coconut Cake

To make the coconut cream filling and frosting you will need: 2 Tablespoons Sugar, 1/4 Cup Reduced Fat (lite) Coconut Milk (Not Cream of Coconut), 2-3 Cups of Flaked Coconut (Sweetened).

Filling: In a small microwavable bowl, microwave 2 tablespoons sugar and the coconut milk on High 1 minute. Stir until sugar dissolves. Brush half of the coconut milk mixture over 1 layer cake within 2 inches of edge. 

Frost with 1 cup of frosting; sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the coconut. Top the second cake layer; brush with remaining coconut milk mixture.  Frost with 1 cup frosting; sprinkle with 1/2 cup coconut. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread the remaining frosting on top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle with remaining coconut.

4. Assemble the Cake Layers and Frosting.

Assembling my This Super Moist Coconut Cake

First make the frosting. For this you will need: 2 (14 oz) Packages of Coconut (Sweetened), 2 (16 oz) Sour Cream (or one 32 oz), 2 (8 oz) Cool Whip (or one large), 4 Cups of Powdered Sugar. You should have these ingredients already from #1.

Next, Freeze Coconut. Mix sour cream and powdered sugar. Add frozen coconut. Lastly fold in the Cool Whip. This will frost a 2–3-layer cake. 

Before you can begin to assemble the cake layers and frosting, it is important to make sure that your layers are cooled completely.

Place one of the cake layers on a serving platter or cake stand and spread 1/3 of your coconut cream filling evenly over the top.

Place the second layer of the cake on top of this and spread the remaining filling across it. Finally, spread the frosting smoothly over your coconut cream frosting and finish by sprinkling extra shredded coconut over top. Enjoy!

5. Decorate with Toasted Coconut Flakes and Berries.

Decorating my This Super Moist Coconut Cake

For a final addition, sprinkle toasted coconut flakes around the sides of the cake or place them in an even circle near top of the cake.

You can also decorate with some fresh berries like raspberries and blueberries for a pop of color and flavor. Enjoy this delicious and special coconut cake with all your friends and family!

This makes such a beautiful cake, not to mention how scrumptious it is! Store the remaining cake in a tight container and keep refrigerated. 

Conclusion of “This Super Moist Coconut Cake Will Win Over Everyone!”


I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I have. This Super Moist Coconut Cake is so delicious and makes a beautiful presentation. Great for birthdays, holidays, and any special occasion you may have. Don’t forget the coffee and enjoy!

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