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Make This Coconut Cake For Your Next PTA Bake Sale

Coconut Cake Recipe

Make This Coconut Cake For Your Next PTA Bake Sale

Do you have a PTA bake sale coming up that you need to make something for? Fear not; this delicious coconut cake will surely be a hit! Plus, it's easy to make. So, if you have to make multiple cakes for this sale, you won't be spending hours and hours baking.

Coconut cake is delightful in taste, yet manages to not be too sweet or too dense. When you're making a cake for a lot of people, you want to go with a flavor that can be appealing to the broadest demographic. While a lot of people out there may love deathly chocolate cake, it isn't going to be appealing to those without an extreme sweet tooth. The great thing about this recipe is that it doesn't just have to be made for a PTA bake sale. You can make this coconut cake recipe at any time, for just your family if you like!

Other Great Cakes to Try

This coconut cake recipe is one that you'll find yourself wanting to make again and again, but when you finally grow tired of coconut cake you ought to try some other flavors. If you haven't yet mastered the art of making basic vanilla and chocolate cakes, this is your sign to do just that.

Orange cake doesn't get as much love as it deserves, but it's a great cake for the springtime or summertime. Light in both texture and taste, it can be served at a variety of functions or just for your family. We recommend a simple vanilla frosting on top.

If you're up for the challenge of a more complex cake, try German Chocolate or Black Forest. Both of these cakes are more challenging than the ones we've already mentioned, but with the right recipe neither of them are necessarily hard to make.

Think of how delighted your family will be with each new cake recipe you make for them! Take your time and find the perfect cake recipes for your needs. There are thousands of them out there, so it's important to sift the bad from the good! We have plenty of recipes on our own site, so check all of those out.

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Coconut Sheet Cake, Cake, Cream - Dairy Product, Whipped Cream, White Color, Coconut

PTA Bake Sale Coconut Cake

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  • Author: Moms Who Think




1 3/4 cup sifted cake flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup coconut


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups confectioner's sugar
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coconut flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut


Cake Directions

1. Sift together the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream the butter.

2. Gradually add sugar; cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating after each addition until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and coconut.

4. Pour batter into two 8 inch layer pans, lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes then remove and cool on racks. Frost with coconut cream frosting.

Frosting Directions

1. Beat the cream cheese and butter in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy.

2. Gradually add the confectioner's sugar, one cup at a time, alternating with heavy cream.

3. Beat in the salt, coconut flavoring, and vanilla extract. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and spreadable. Add additional confectioner's sugar if necessary to thicken the frosting, or more cream to thin.

4. Stir in the coconut. If desired, spoon additional shredded coconut evenly over frosted cake.

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