By Emma Crist
March 22, 2016


The Coconut Chiffon Cake


No Easter table is complete without a show-stopping dessert that doubles as a centerpiece, and while Carrot Cakes and Lemon Desserts definitely fit the bill, a coconut masterpiece is my choice for this year's celebration. I mean, really, what can beat simple but divine coconut-doused yellow cake layers frosted with dreamy swirls of coconut-scented meringue and crowned with flakes of toasted coconut? Are you sold yet? Click on any of the images below to find the recipe or browse our Coconut Cake Recipes slideshow to see more!

We cut the fat by more than 50% in this Coconut Triple-Layer Cake. And seriously, just look at those perfect swirls. Unreal.


If you haven't perfected your layer cake skills yet, try a simple, minimal-ingredient Coconut Sheet Cake that's easier to serve to a crowd yet still happens to be one of the top-rated coconut desserts on our site.

Coconut Sheet Cake


Health restrictions? No worries, we have a cake for the gluten-free folks too. This Coconut Layer Cake with Marshmallow Frosting uses white and brown rice flour in place of regular flour for a cake that's completely free of gluten yet loses none of the rich flavor.

Gluten-Free Coconut Layer Cake with Marshmallow Frosting


If you want to get really creative, create a memorable coconut dessert packaged in a pint-size liner. These 5-star Coconut Cupcakes get their vibrant flavor from coconut extract and are sprinkled with beautiful, large flakes of toasted coconut.

Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting


Not a coconut cake fan? Check out Our Most Impressive Cakes to pick out a layered beauty that's perfect for your family's Easter celebration. Our personal favorite is this Hummingbird Cake, the most requested recipe in Southern Living history. Learn how to make it below. Happy Easter!