This delicious Coconut Sheet Cake is stuffed to the seams with incredible coconut flavor. It’s the perfect ending to every summer BBQ!
If you like coconut, then this recipe for Coconut Sheet Cake is right up your alley. A simple, old fashioned coconut sheet cake that will grab the attention of everyone that walks by it. This cake is a potluck classic. In the same fashion as Coconut Buttermilk Cake, Pineapple Sheet Cake and Pina Colada Sheet Cake, Coconut Sheet cake is a real crowd pleaser. It flies off the tray faster than any other food on the table. A truly decadent dessert, everyone will be tracking you down for this Coconut Sheet Cake recipe.
How To Make Coconut Sheet Cake
This recipe is a simple coconut cake recipe in sheet form. It’s easy to put together, and tastes incredible. Bring butter and water to a boil. Remove from heat and mix in flour, sugar, flaked coconut, eggs, sour cream, coconut extract, vanilla, salt and baking soda.
Stir in the pan until combined. Pour batter into a prepared pan and bake.
You’ll then make the easy coconut cake frosting on the stovetop. Add milk and butter, bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar, coconut extract and vanilla. Pour the icing over the Coconut Sheet Cake while it’s still warm.
More Crazy Good Coconut Cake Recipes
There isn’t a worldwide shortage of Coconut Cake recipes by any means. There are many of them, and most are ridiculously delightful.
Easy Coconut Cake
There are quite a few recipes for easy coconut cake floating around. In fact, our featured Coconut Sheet Cake recipe is even easier than our Coconut Banana Cream Pie, but do try our CBCP… de-vine.
Coconut Cream Cake
Creamy and smooth, there is nothing that goes better with a tall glass of milk than coconut cream cake. It’s an actual mood booster.
Pineapple Coconut Cake
Refreshing and full of seasonal flavors, pineapple coconut cake is the definition of summer. Try it for a wonderful coconut cake switch up.
Lemon Coconut Cake
The pop of lemon in lemon coconut cake is incredible. It’s a tangy delight. You’re family will gobble it up, so try a lemon coconut sheet cake.
Coconut Pound Cake
Pound cake is a classic dessert that goes hand in hand with coffee and tea. Coconut pound cake is delightful variation of plain pound cake.
Coconut Cupcakes are like moist little flavor bombs of coconut. The frosting is thick and equally as tasty, without being too sweet. They’re amazing.
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Recipe Notes For Coconut Cake
Coconut cake can handle pretty many variations and come out on the right side of delicious. Try these simple switch ups to make your coconut cake experience different every time!
Banana: Banana coconut sheet cake is a yummy twist on this coconut sheet cake recipe. Adding ripe bananas to the batter makes for an incredible flavor and texture.
Chocolate: What goes together better than chocolate and coconut? Hello, Almond Joy? A chocolate coconut sheet cake gives off the same vibe as the candy bars that we all know and love, but in cake form.
Vegan: It’s pretty easy to turn this recipe into a vegan coconut sheet cake. Simply substitute the ingredients for vegan choices, like coconut oil instead of butter and almond milk instead of cow’s milk.
Filling: Coconut cake filling is a wonderful addition to any coconut cake! Creamy, delicious and adds just a touch more coconut flavor.
Batter: When you’ve completed the batter, don’t worry. It’s supposed to look like that. This recipe makes a really runny batter. This is not a mistake. In fact, it’s part of what gives this cake its awesome texture.
Make sure you use a full 10 x 15 pan. Trying to use a 9 x 13 won’t work. The cake will not cook properly.
Baking Notes: It is important to cook this cake through all the way. A cake with this moist of a texture won’t stay together—or taste very good—undercooked. Cook the cake until the top has a nice golden color. The old toothpick method will help here as well. Just insert a toothpick into the very center of the cake. If it comes out completely clean, then your cake is cooked through.
Coconut Sheet Cake Recipe
This coconut sheet cake recipe is a wonderful addition to every summer party, and my family just adores it. There is never a potluck that goes by where I am not asked for the recipe. I hope you have just as much luck with it, and I can’t wait to hear how it turns out!
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Coconut Sheet Cake
- 1 Cup 2 Sticks Butter
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cups Sweetened Shredded Coconut
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- 1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 1/4 Cup Milk
- 4 1/2 Cups Confectioner's Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups Sweetened Shredded Coconut
- Preheat oven to 375 Degrees. Spray a 15X10X1 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Bring butter and water to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and mix in flour, sugar, flaked coconut, eggs, sour cream, coconut extract, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Stir until mixture is evenly combined.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake 18-22 minutes (until the top is nicely golden and a toothpick comes out clean).
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, add milk and ½ cup of butter and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners sugar, coconut extract, and vanilla until smooth. Pour icing over warm cake then immediately sprinkle with flaked coconut. Cool completely before serving.
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Almond Joy Bars – bring the iconic sweet chewy coconut center of the candy bar to a chocolate cookie base and top it all off with almonds and more chocolate!
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