The Best Coconut Cake

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If you’re nuts about coconut flavor in desserts, then this is the Best Coconut Cake recipe ever. Try making this best coconut cake recipe smothered with the goodness of tangy cream cheese frosting and layered to perfection with the exquisite flavor of coconut flakes. The simplicity of this cake makes it so wonderful wanting for more servings. The cake is incredibly moist and light and looks classy when layered. The tanginess from the cream cheese in this recipe is one of the best highlights as well. Cream cheese balances the overall sweetness of the cake quite well and keeps it moist and light-as-air with a tender crumb to the cake. Adding cream cheese to cake recipes enhances the flavors and the texture in the cakes. That is why this coconut cake recipe is so unique and probably tops the list of best cake recipes.

You might want to add this coconut cake recipe to your list of best cake recipes and keep it handy for future. You can even turn this cake into tiny bite sized muffins or cupcakes for your guests. In this recipe for the cake batter you can add a bit of a lemon zest to get a subtle tangy taste in the cake if you want. Some important tips to keep in mind while making the cream cheese frosting in this cake recipe is to avoid overbeating the cream cheese when preparing the frosting. Once the cream cheese reaches a smooth consistency, do not beat it any further to prevent it from turning runny. Make sure you allow the cake to cool completely before you layer it with the frosting. If you wish, you can toast the coconut flakes just until they turn light brown to add a touch of toasted flavor to the cake. Make sure you don't burn the coconut flakes if you wish to toast them up.

Cake baking is truly an art. If you’re wondering how to bake a cake that yields a moist and soft texture, using quality ingredients is always the key. In the culinary world of baking, anyone would agree how amazing the cakes come out when the best brand of ingredients are added in the cake batter. For example, using the best and pure vanilla extract will impact the flavor in cakes in a big way. Look for a pure organic vanilla extract with no additives like corn syrup etc. If you’re on a budget, then prioritize your list of ingredients based on the most important baking supplies to the least important ones.

Thank you to Jaclyn at the Cooking Classy food blog for sharing this Best Coconut Cake recipe with us. Do visit her blog for more coconut desserts and best cake recipes. Jaclyn also shares on her blog some wonderful tips on how to bake a cake that’s perfect for every occasion. This easy coconut cake recipe is wonderfully tempting if you love the flavor of coconut. Make this coconut cake for friends and family today!**

Nutrition Facts for: The Best Coconut Cake from Cooking Classy.
Ingredients:Cake flour, baking powder, salt, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, canola oil, coconut milk, eggs, coconut extract, vanilla extract, egg whites, cream of tartar, cream cheese, powdered sugar, shredded coconut.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings *Per Serving: Calories 659, Calories from Fat 327, Total Fat 36.3g 56%, Saturated Fat 22.5g 112%, Cholesterol 92mg , Protein 6.5g, Vitamin A 17%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 7% , Iron 16%

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