Basic Coconut Cake

Quick look

  • prep 25 min    cook 45 min
  • Yield: 8-inch cake


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup almonds, finely ground
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted

    How to make it  1 hour, 10 minutes

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Line with waxed paper. Butter the paper.

  • 2

    Stir together the flour, coconut, sugar, and almonds in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and stir in the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and butter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • 3

    Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.