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13 Coconut Cake Recipes You Have to Try

By: Caitlin Lawler, Editor,

Perfect Coconut Cream CakeIf you are craving a fresh, tropical dessert, these 13 Coconut Cake Recipes are the best dessert recipes you can find. There is nothing like a good old-fashioned coconut cake to make you feel as if you are enjoying a refreshing summer afternoon. The tropical flavor of coconut is the perfect way to lighten up a homemade cake or homemade whipped cream recipe. These rich homemade cakes with fluffy coconut frosting are sure to please anyone who tries them.

As an extra treat, we have chosen our favorite no bake coconut cakes to add to this collection. They may not be traditional coconut cake recipes, but they are completely delicious and are perfect for those summer days when you are craving a cool dessert with a tropical flavor.



Coconut Dessert Recipes

13 Coconut Cake Recipes You Have to Try

Table of Contents

Classic Coconut Cake Recipes

Coconut Poke Cake Recipes

Coconut No Bake Cake Recipes


If you want all the coconut dessert recipes you can get, you'll love our collection of 15 Coconut Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth.


Classic Coconut Cake Recipes


Easy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Italian Cream Cake


  • The Ultimate Coconut Cake - This recipe pulls out all the stops to make one amazing cake. A white cake made from scratch is filled with coconut pastry cream and is topped with coconut Swiss buttercream. It really is the ultimate coconut cake.
  • Fluffy Italian Cream Cake - This creamy Italian cake has layers of homemade coconut cream cheese frosting. This triple layer cake is fluffy and delicious. The pecans in the frosting give it that added crunch, the perfect finishing touch.
  • Super Moist Coconut Pineapple Cake - Pineapple and coconut is a stunning combination. This easy cake recipe uses pudding mix in the batter to make is especially moist. Then it is topped with light homemade whipped cream.
  • Coconut Pineapple Dump Cake - This may not be the most traditional coconut cake recipe, but it is simple and delicious. This dump-and-go recipe is quick and tasty, the perfect dessert to make in a pinch.
  • Moist and Fluffy Coconut Cake - The trick to make this cake so delicious is in the homemade coconut frosting. The cake is a coconut buttermilk cake made from scratch, and  it complements the frosting perfectly.
  • Perfect Coconut Cream Cake - If you love traditional coconut cake, but don't want to go through the fuss of baking and assembling all those layers, this is the perfect coconut cream cake for you. It is simple but delicious.
  • Easy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Italian Cream Cake - This Italian cream cake recipe combines coconut with almond and vanilla flavor, and has toasted pecans baked into it. The combination is stunning. This melt-in-your-mouth cake is unforgettable.


Love baking with cake mix? This free, printable collection of 10 Fun Recipes to Make with Cake Mix is just for you!


Coconut Poke Cake Recipes


Easy Coconut Poke Cake


  • Better Than Anything Coconut Cream Pie Poke Cake - This coconut most cake is moist, rich, and is topped with fluffy coconut whipped topping and coconut flakes. It's delicious and oh, so easy.
  • Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Poke Cake - If you don't like using instant pudding mixes in your poke cake, then this poke cake, made the old fashioned way, is the recipe for you. The homemade coconut vanilla pudding is to die for.
  • Triple Coconut Poke Cake - Coconut cake filled with coconut pudding and topped with coconut whipped cream. Triple the coconut is triple the deliciousness.
  • Easy Coconut Poke Cake - If you need and easy and straightforward recipe, this one is impossible to beat. This cake practically makes itself.


Coconut No Bake Cake Recipes


Coconut Cream Icebox Cake


  • Coconut Cream Icebox Cake - This cool, creamy coconut cake is perfect for warm summer days, or it you are simply looking for a taste of summer.
  • Coconut Oreo Icebox Cake - Adding Oreos to any dessert makes it that much better. Layers of Oreo and no-bake coconut cheesecake make this dessert irresistible.




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