I made this cake for Thanksgiving and it is very very good. My only complaint is that it is very very rich! It was all I could do to finish a whole small piece.
Coconut-Almond Cream Cake
heather1 Posted: 11/28/08
cmaclean Posted: 12/03/08
This was delicious and everyone loved it. It is rich, but wonderful!
AnnB91 Posted: 12/28/08
This was an awesome cake. I made it for Christmas Eve dinner and my father, who is very hard to please, said it was wonderful. It was very moist and rich and best of all, it was beautiful. The filling between the layers was divine!
Sedlock Posted: 02/01/09
I made the layers a couple of days before Christmas eve and assembled it Christmas eve day. I thought it was dry when served that evening but was better Christmas day. The cake actually got better, more moist, after a couple of days. I don't understand how it could have been dry considering the ingredients. I am going to make it again.
Koobeton Posted: 02/11/09
I agree with the previous review that this cake was dry--reminded me of cornbread. It's a very expensive and time consuming cake and definitely not worth the cost or the effort. However, the filling and frosting are quite good. Use them with a better quality layer cake.
ILMelody Posted: 05/11/09
I made this for my husbands Easter get together and everyone loved it!!! We brought home the leftovers and ate it till every crumb was gone which took us about 3 days and it was delicious down to the last crumb!!! I am making it again for my foodie friends this week.
Poutine Posted: 12/21/09
This is an amazing cake. My SO said it was the best cake I've ever made, and I've made a lot of cakes!! The only problem I had was separating the layers into 6 so I just made it a 3layer cake. It was still impressive and oh so amazing. A must bake cake if you love coconut.
simplythebest Posted: 11/13/10
This cake was fantastic, very decadent. I made this cake the day before and kept it in an airtight container, it was perfectly moist the next day when I frosted it. In fact, I made 12 small cakes (1 cake between 2 people) and I had rave reviews on how beautiful they looked and tasted. I am definately making this cake for Xmas.
palmgirl Posted: 10/30/10
The taste is great, but my layers fell apart. The toothpicks were dry. It's a lot of work. What did I do wrong?
smscarbr Posted: 02/26/11
It is very moist (which we loved) but was more of a yellow cake and didn't have the strong coconut cake flavor we were hoping for. It is a great cake if you are not an expert cake decorator. It took us less than 5 minutes to decorate with the icing and toppings. It does take awhile to bake. Do not be confused by the estimated time on the original recipe. You also have a separate recipe for the layers and for the icing. The recipe for the coconut mixture in the layers is supposed to chill for 8 hours. That is not reflected in the recipe! I probably won't make it again but it was good enough to keep eating! Pictures can be found on my blog, pecan-pecan. http://pecan-pecan.blogspot.com/2011/02/southern-livings-coconut-almond-creme.html
cusslady Posted: 02/15/11
I made this cake for my husband for valentine's day. It was delicious, but I don't know how often I will make it, because it was a LOT of work. (One reason it was so much work was that I only have a hand-held mixer.) Next time, though, I'll have my brain in gear and make the filling 8 hours before I make the cake, rather than making it while the cake was in the oven. I had to wait 8 hours before I could complete the cake!
ELSchuller Posted: 06/30/12
I didn't find this cake to be as much work as the reviews below led me to believe. I did the filling the night before, so it was thickened and ready to go by the time the cakes were finished the next day. I used a brand new oven and it cooks super fast so the cakes were a little browned, but I think if they'd cooked less they would have been more moist. I will say, though, this cake is INCREDIBLY RICH. I am the type that could eat a whole sheet cake single handed, and I couldn't have more than one piece of this. The coconut and almond flavors come through beautifully, but between 16 oz of cream cheese, a lb of butter and over 4 cups of sugar, this cake pushes the sweet boundary even for me. That being said, my fiance and I both loved it and I will definitely make it again at some point.
JessAK Posted: 08/23/13
This has become my signature cake at the office and for the holidays. It is the most requested and raved about cake I make. It IS a tad complicated, but I like complicated cakes. If you need a rich, creamy showstopper, look no further!