Buttermilk Coconut Cake

    1 hour 10 minutes

    A lovely cake with pecans and coconut and a whipped cream topping. Very easy to make, perfect for birthdays or dinner parties.

    7 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 85g butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 125g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/4 cups (310ml) buttermilk
    • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 cup (90g) shredded coconut

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Grease and flour bottom of two 23cm round cake tins. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. Melt 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Combine melted butter with coconut, pecans and 2/3 cup chocolate chips; set aside.
    3. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla essence.
    4. Combine the flour, bicarb soda and salt. Add these dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix well after each addition. Pour batter into greased pans. Sprinkle with coconut mixture.
    5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in centre. Cool cake on wire racks.
    6. Beat cream with 2 tablespoons of sugar until stiff. Fill and spread cooled cake with whipped cream. Refrigerate after icing.

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    This is a great cake!!!!! I make it without the coconut as most of my family does not like it - I love coconut and would probably eat the whole cake if I made it with coconut. I use 1 pint of cream, whipped, to frost the cake - its a favorite here!  -  05 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a good cake. The whipped cream (1 cup)was not enough for the whole cake, just middle and top. Also, I baked it for only 25 minutes at the specified temperature and it was done. The coconut on top of the cakes would have burnt if I left them in longer.  -  15 Feb 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The cake is really good. I made it into cupcakes!!  -  25 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)