Easter Coconut Cake with Layers Recipe

Make this Easter extra special with a layered coconut cake. Everyone in the family will be impressed and it's easy to bake with the help of Reynolds Kitchens® Cake Pans.

  • Prep Time

    30 minutes

  • Servings

    12 to 15

  • Cook Time

    30 minutes

  • Course



  • For the Cake

  • For the Frosting


PREHEAT the oven to 350°.

CREAM together in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

WHISK together the egg whites and shredded coconut in a separate bowl.

ADD in the coconut extract and then the egg whites and shredded coconut mixture in 3 batches into the butter-sugar mixture.

MIX the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and add into the creamed butter-sugar mixture while alternating with the coconut milk but beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.  Be sure to stop and scrape the sides of the bowl often.

DISTRIBUTE the cake batter evenly into 3 Reynolds Kitchens® Cake Pans.

BAKE the cake in the oven on 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown and firm in the center.

COOL the cake pans on a cooling rack for 10 to 15 minutes.

WHIP the butter and cream cheese in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy.

ADD in the coconut extract and powdered sugar until completely mixed in.

TOSS together 1 1/2 cups of the shredded coconut and 4 to 6 drops of green food coloring in a slider bag until the coconut becomes green

FROST the cooled coconut cake in layers with a small amount of frosting.  After each layer has been frosted sprinkle on ½ cup of shredded coconut and press into the frosting before adding on the next layer of cake.

FROST the entire outside and top of the cake and use the remaining shredded white coconut to coat the outside of the cake.

FINISH the top of the layered coconut cake by sprinkling on the green coconut shreds, but take care to not get any of the shreds around the outside.

GARNISH the top of the cake with assorted Easter egg candy and chocolate.