Coconut Cake With 7-Minute Frosting

Embark on a culinary journey to tropical paradise with our Coconut Cake, crowned with an ethereal 7-Minute Frosting. This cake isn’t just a dessert; it’s an experience, merging the light, fluffy texture of coconut-infused layers with the glossy, airy embrace of a frosting that’s as dreamy as a cloud. Perfect for celebrations or a cozy afternoon tea, this cake promises a sweet escape with every bite. Crafted with love and care, it’s a testament to the magic of baking, where simple ingredients transform into a masterpiece of flavors and textures.

Preparation Time

  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 35-50 minutes
  • Frosting: 10 minutes
  • Total: 65-80 minutes


This recipe yields one large cake, serving 12-15 people, perfect for gatherings or special occasions.


For the Fluffy Coconut Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, plus an extra 2 tbsp
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract (optional)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup egg whites (from about 6 large eggs)

For the Quick & Glossy 7-Minute Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coconut flakes


  1. Initial Preparations: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease and flour your cake pans, lining with parchment paper if using round pans.
  2. Dry Mix: Whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Oil-Sugar Blend: In a separate bowl, whisk the oil with 1 1/2 cups sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and optional coconut extract.
  4. Blend It In: Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk to the oil-sugar blend, whisking well after each addition.
  5. Egg White Peaks: Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks, then fold gently into the batter with the remaining 2 tbsp sugar.
  6. Into the Oven: Pour the batter into prepared pans and bake for 35-50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.

How to Prepare

  1. 7-Minute Frosting Setup: Set up a double boiler with simmering water.
  2. Whip and Frost: Beat frosting ingredients, except vanilla, over the double boiler for 7 minutes until stiff and glossy. Stir in vanilla and frost the cooled cake.
  3. Coconut Garnish: Press coconut flakes onto the frosted cake for a beautiful, tropical finish.

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