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Triple Layer Coconut Cake Recipe

Try this all star Triple Layer Coconut Cake Recipe that is perfectly moist and delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 1068kcal


For the Cake:

  • 1 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of coconut extract
  • 1 cup of shredded sweetened coconut
  • 3 ½ cups of Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups of canned coconut milk

For the Icing:

  • ¾ cup of softened cream cheese
  • ¾ cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 4 cups of shredded sweetened coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • For the Cake: Cream together the butter and sugar in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment on high speed until light and fluffy.
  • Next slowly add in the egg whites, coconut extract and coconut shreds on low speed until it is combined.
  • In a large bowl mix together the flour and baking powder and set aside.
  • Alternately add the dry ingredients and coconut milk beginning with the dry and ending with the dry ingredients. Stop and scrape often.
  • Transfer the batter to 3 9” greased cake pans and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top and firm in the center. Cool completely.
  • For the Icing: Whip the cream cheese and butter in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment on high speed until light and fluffy.
  • Stop and add in the coconut extract and powdered sugar and slowly turn on the speed to low making sure to stop if powdered sugar begins to come out.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Frost each layer of the cake and stack. Frost the top and outside of the cake and gently press the coconut shreds around the entire cake.
  • Serve at room temperature.


Calories: 1068kcal | Carbohydrates: 134g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 92g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3.9mg