Hawaiian Coconut Cake

a slice of hawaiian coconut cake
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Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 25 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


The hawaiian coconut cake uses coconut milk in addition to regular milk.




2 3⁄4 c
sifted flour
2 t
Baking Powder
1 t
1 c
butter (softened)
2 c
1 c
1 1⁄2 t
Vanilla Extract
1 1⁄2 t
almond extract
2 T
1⁄4 c
coconut milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 9" cake pans.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Gradually add the 2 c.sugar and beat until light.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  5. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture. Start and end with the flour mixture, using 1/3 at a time.
  6. Scrape down beater and bowl. Add the extracts and beat on low until blended.
  7. Pour batter into the cake pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
  8. Cool the cakes in their pans for 10 minutes before inverting onto wire cake racks.
  9. Combine the 2 Tbsp. sugar with the coconut milk in a small saucepan. Heat on low until the sugar is dissolved. Brush the cooled cake layers with the coconut milk.
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