Coconut Walnut Cake

Coconut Walnut Cake


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A delicious cake with walnuts, coconut and a lovely cream cheese icing. You can substitute the walnuts for your favourite nuts. This recipes makes three cakes.


Serves: 12 

  • 250g butter
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 cups (500g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup (125g) chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup (90g) desicated coconut
  • 5 egg whites
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 125g butter
  • 3 1/2 cups (550g) icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup (30g) chopped walnuts

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Cream together butter, egg yolks and sugar. Mix in flour and buttermilk, alternating between the two. Add bicarbonate of soda. Mix in the 1 cup of walnuts and coconut.
  3. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl and fold into batter. Pour batter into three greased and floured 23cm round cake tins.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated oven, or until a skewer comes out clean. Place on a cake rack and let cool.
  5. Combine cream cheese, 125g butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence. Spread onto cooled cake. Top iced cake with chopped walnuts.

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This cake was really good. The only thing that bothered me was it was way too moist. Does anyone know what I can do to fix that? Thank you. - 21 Jan 2016

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