This is a rich and dense cake that includes coconut and cream cheese, it is perfect for heavy duty cake decorating like weddings and birthdays.
This cake is truly excellent. Be sure to beat the sugar/butter for about 7 minutes to ensure enough air is incorporated. Also, I use dessicated coconut (I buy it online) and it makes a WONDERFUL improvement - none of that "chew chew chew" feeling with the supermarket kind. Has a stronger coconut taste, and lends a firmness that makes this wonderful cake even better! - 23 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I've made this recipe twice now for company and have had only rave reviews! However, I always end up having to bake it for at 2 hours. ALso, I thought it was just a bit too sweet so the second time I made it I used a half cup less sugar and it tasted wonderful. - 27 Jun 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is a fabulous cake! I followed other reviewers' suggestions and it turned out wonderfully. I baked it as a birthday cake, and got tons of compliments. I doubled the amount of coconut extract, reduced the sugar to 2 cups, and pulsed the coconut in the food processor just briefly. I also used Egg Beaters equivalent to 4 of the eggs. Delicious!! - 02 Aug 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)