How to make it

  • For filling:
  • Stir cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water, and vanilla in small bowl to dissolve cornstarch.
  • Bring cream, sugar, and butter to boil in heavy medium saucepan.
  • Add cornstarch mixture and bring to boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in coconut.
  • Cool completely.
  • Mix in sour cream.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • For cake:
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Butter and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl to blend.
  • Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in another large bowl to blend.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in cream and vanilla.
  • Stir flour mixture into butter mixture.
  • Divide batter equally among pans.
  • Bake until tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • For frosting: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl to blend.
  • Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Place 1 cake layer on cake plate.
  • Top with half of filling.
  • Place second cake layer atop filling.
  • Top with remaining filling.
  • Place third cake layer atop filling.
  • Spread frosting over top and sides of cake.
  • Pat toasted coconut over top and sides of cake, pressing gently to adhere.
  • (Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature 3 hours before serving.).
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  • lunchboxer 3 years ago
    This is going on our Thanksgiving dessert table, to be sure! Coco Lopez website has other marvelous recipes. I'm already drooling at the thought of tasting this treat! Thanks bunches!!
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  • tracycar 5 years ago
    Amazing cake! I have made this several times...everytime it's a hit. Thank, thank you for sharing.
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  • annieamie 6 years ago
    Coconut lover here! That's an amazing cake and I'm willing to wait and torture myself by waiting in order to try this recipe. I can't wait to stick a fork full of this cake into my mouth! It looks like the perfect cake to me! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    this looks fantastic! Great job!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Do you deliver?
    Great cake, I love coconut and I can spare a couple of days for this beauty.

    Michael
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  • quicksandbetty 6 years ago
    Wow. This looks like the cake of my dreams.
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  • jb4 6 years ago
    organicmama, I made it without my family being around, otherwise there would be no pictures. Once they all got home, the cake was gone within minutes.
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  • organicmama 6 years ago
    This looks so good, how did it last long enough to take pictures?
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    " It was excellent "
    cherihannah ate it and said...
    Too Awesome!!!!
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  • atwhitt905 7 years ago
    This cake looks absolutely sinful. I love to bake and will be tackling this one in the very near future.
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  • bondc 7 years ago
    Looks great--I'll have to try it. In Charleston, we ate at the Peninsula Grill, and their coconut cake is so amazing people from all over the world order it. Google them and try it. It's one of the most amazing things I've put in my mouth.
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  • zhiannablu 7 years ago
    looks so wonderfully complicated, did you cut the cakes in half? i see 6 thinner layers in the pic, i counted, hahhahah, but it is "a must try" for sure, the reward must be great after all that work, AWSOME!
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  • zena824 7 years ago
    this is awesome, wonderful and down right sinful....
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  • hottamale 7 years ago
    I do LOVE coconut! A definate "must try soon" for me. Thanks for posting.
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  • krumkake 7 years ago
    That looks downright sinful - all the better! This will be a "must try"...thanks for another great post.
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  • leroux 7 years ago
    YUM!!!
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