Basic Coconut Cake

Coconut adds flavor and texture to cake batter.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”25 min” cook_time=”45 min” serves=”” details=”Yield: 8-inch cake” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 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


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”1 hour, 10 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Line with waxed paper. Butter the paper. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]


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Originally Published in Reader's Digest