White Coconut Cake

Total Time:
4 hr 15 min
Prep:
40 min
Inactive:
3 hr
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
1 (4-layer) cake
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients
  • Rum syrup:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light rum
  • Splash coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups baker's or superfine sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Splash coconut extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Coconut Buttercream, recipe follows
  • 1 cup sweetened flake coconut (long, lacy flakes)
  • Coconut Buttercream:
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 pounds (about 8 cups) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut extract
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
Directions
Rum syrup:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Make the rum syrup. In a small saucepan heat the water, rum, coconut extract and sugar until the sugar dissolves completely. Simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat.

Sift together dry ingredients: cake flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside. Line and grease 2 (9-inch) cake pans with butter then dust lightly with flour.

In a bench-top mixer (with the paddle attachment), cream butter and sugar until pale in color and light and fluffy - about 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula then with the mixer on low add eggs 1 at a time. Mix for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the milk, coconut and vanilla extract and mix on low until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture, scraping down the sides, if necessary. Once flour is fully incorporated stop the mixer.

Divide batter evenly amongst the 2 cake pans and bake in the center of the oven for 40 to 50 minutes until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. When done, transfer cakes to wire racks and allow to cool completely.

Remove paper lining then carefully cut each cake in half horizontally using a bread knife. Remove the domed top off 1 of the halves so you have 3 flat disks and 1 domed disk (this will be the top layer).

Assemble the cake directly on your platter by layering 1 of the disks on the plate as a base. Using a pastry brush, wet the layer evenly with the rum syrup then spread with a 1/2-inch of coconut cream. Repeat this process of wetting and spreading until you reach the 4th top layer which will be the domed disk. Place on top and lightly wet the entire cake with remaining rum mixture. Cover the rest of the cake with the frosting and sprinkle all over with coconut flakes.

Set in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

Coconut Buttercream:

In a stand mixer fitted with whip attachment, whip the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar, 1 cup at a time, until fully incorporated. Add the coconut and vanilla extracts and pinch salt and blend just until incorporated. Refrigerate until needed, but no longer than 20 minutes.


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Love it- I made cupcakes and added 1 cup coconut flakes to the cake batter itself too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was ok. I've made better coconut cakes that were light and fluffy. A little too sweet for my taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a cake that I have made 2 in 1 week. A real hit with all who has had some. Easy for me to make, a keeper in my box! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Most Amazing Cake Ever!! Made this for turkey day and EVERYONE raved over this cake. My mom even wants me to make it again for Christmas. The only thing I changed was the frosting. Used the basic cream cheese frosting recipe instead. The one with this sounded way to SWEET. Also my cakes only took about 32 minutes to cook - so I would definitely cake test yours after 30 minutes just to see how it is coming along. PS This cake was awesome for breakfast the next day too =] item not reviewed by moderator and published
i would like to see the episode DXo103 that aird on 11/13/10 8.00 am item not reviewed by moderator and published
too perfect! it was delious!!! when my family and i made it we brought it over to my sisters house and the LOVED it !! i would TOTALLY make it again :D item not reviewed by moderator and published
Follow the recipe in every detail and you will get yourself a great dessert. I have yet to prepare a recipe by Tyler that isn't a complete success. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake during the Christmas holidays to serve at at party. I followed the recipe EXACTLY and it turned out perfectly! Everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually made this cake TWICE. I baked the cake exactly per the instructions. The cake fell. So I immediately baked the cake again. Followed the instructions exactly as listed. The cake fell AGAIN. My bakeware is excellent (from Williams Sonoma) and I have a Viking wall oven. I think that the recipe is greatly flawed. I used cake flour as directed but there is something missing from the recipe which is needed to make the cake rise instead of turning out like a lead brick item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was AMAZING! I made it for Thanksgiving 2009 and everyone LOVED it and RAVED over it! I followed the recipe almost to a "T" (I couldn't fine superfine sugar, so used regular granulated instead and ran it through my sifter). It was a beautiful, elegant cake to present after dinner! I told all my friends about it and it was highly requested for Christmas 2009! I can't wait to make it again! Also, I couldn't find the shaved coconut like in the recipe and picture, so I used grated instead and toasted it a little in the oven. PERFECTION! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake a week after Thanksgiving. I did not alter the recipe and it was a hit! I only spinkled coconut flakes on the the top of the cake. Refrigirating the cake a day before serving is important. This allows the rum syrup to moisten the cake and the frosting to settle. It was not too sweet as other reviews indicated. My wife is not a fan of coconut cakes, but she loved this one. My friends and I really enjoyed as well. I will make this one for Christmas! Thanks Tyller for another great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a really easy cake to make. The ONLY adjustment I made was making it a 2 layer cake instead of 4. It was so yummy! Everyone who tasted it loved it. It tastes great and is beautiful to look at. Make this cake! You will be so happy you did! I will make this for my mom's birthday this year. Since her birthday is in December, I will give it a wintery look by adding some blue food coloring to the buttercream frosting so the cake looks like snow and ice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was pretty easy to make and delicious. I made it on Thanksgiving and am still hearing about it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am by no means a professional or skilled baker, but, I love to bake. I followed this recipe to the letter and it came out perfect, It wasn't dry as some said it is. I don't see how when you pour the remaining liquid rum sauce over the cake. Now the butter cream frosting is a bit sweet when you first put it on but after a day it's not as sweet. I think if you have the proper tools in the kitchen such as a kitchen aid mixer. These recipes are not as difficult to attempt and understand the cooking terms. Thanks Tyler for a great recipe my family enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After following the directions and ingredients exactly (except using rum extract with the proper adjustments), the cake came out really well except for one small issue... the icing was way too sweet! I was unable to finish my first piece, but I tried it again with black coffee which worked out perfectly! You definitely want to serve this cake with black coffee, or you could try putting less powdered sugar in the butter cream unless you want a really sweet icing. It was super easy to put together, especially if you have someone helping you with it. Good recipe, but be careful with the icing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe to a "T". It came out beautiful but next time I will reduce the sugar in the butter cream. I needed coffee to offset the sweetness of the cake while eating it. I'll also drench the cake with the rum sauce. It tasted dry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dear Tyler Florence, Watched you make the White Coconut Cake on Ina's Food Thanksgiving. Just had to try it. Had great success, so thank you! It is superb! Thank you for the tip not to refrigerate over 20 minutes. Had no rum, so made the syrup with only the vanilla and no coconut extract. For the Butter Cream, I used two cups less confectioner's sugar, and added 1/4th of an 8 oz. regular cream cheese. It opened to rave reviews this Thanksgiving Day, and I return them to you! Thanks Tyler. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! Next time I would use half unsweetened cocunut. This is the most tender cake I have ever made. The buttercream is out of this world. Definitely worth the extra work! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried recipe to the letter, and bricks came out of the oven. New cake flour. Known good baking powder. Sorry I tried it. Entertaining but nothing close :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Tyler making this cake on the Thanksgiving episode and thought I must make that cake! On today I did "STEP BY STEP" and it came out just perfect! Just as it did on the show. Taste even better! Thanks Tyler for this wonderful recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For those of you who think you can give out one STAR when you don't follow the recipe exactly must be whacked out on something. Don't rate it unless you do it step by step with the ingredients listed. You know it could just be your substitutions that made it AWFUL!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think that the person who continually gives one star to everybody's recipes is someone who doesn't know how to follow a recipe or is out to smear these cooks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw the Thanksgiving show (looked great!) and read Susan's comment about it being rich. I am eager to try it out as a cupcake recipe. That way, people get individual portions that aren't overwhelmingly large. item not reviewed by moderator and published
ANOTHER WONDERFUL RECIPE. THANK YOU TYLER!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake yesterday. It is totally AWESOME! IT was pretty easy to make, there aren't alot of hard to find ingredients and the taste and texture are wonderful. There is only one drawback that I can see. It is very rich so you can only eat a small slice. I think this cake would feed at least 15 people, perhaps more. It came out so beautiful that it could be made and sold in the finest bakery. GREAT recipe Tyler and I will DEFINITELY try more of your recipes item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Tyler make this on the thanksgiving dessert show and it looks so good. I just read the recipe and it would take a good cook to follow it as it is poorly written. Because I watched the show, I know where the rum syrup part ends, but it took two reads to sort it out.\ Where was the editor on this one? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe this only has 2 stars!! I made this today as a trial run for Thanksgiving and my family loved it! In fact, they loved it so much, there isn't any left. This is going into my "go to" pile of recipes. It wasn't hard to make (not sure why it's marked as difficult) and heavenly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
How can you possibly rate a cake you haven't made yet? Better yet, how can you rate it if you used a completely different recipe? Come on people! Tyler is one of my favorite chefs on here, and I've never had anything of his not turn out fantastic. Thanks for another great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake came out so dry it actually would not go down without a glass of milk, My cousin had to actually sop it up with milk. I realize now that every cupboard in New Orleans should have this recipe, imagine if everyone had baked this prior to Katrina the National Gaurd could have used it instead of sand bags to hold up the levies. Should be sold at Home Depot as a staple next to the cement or better yet the Coast Gaurd shoud make it manditory for all vesels to carry along with life preservers I am sure that it has quite a long shelf life. item not reviewed by moderator and published
How can anyone who hasn't made this cake rate it at all??? And if you've changed up the recipe with your own tweaks or substituted a whole other recipe, how can you complain about this particular recipe?! This doesn't make sense at all people!!!!! I made it and it came out wonderfully!!!! Geesh!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I too was very upset when the initial posted recipe did not match the thanksgiving special, but it is now correct and boy am I glad! This cake was way more work than I usually put into a cake but I made it for my MIL's bday and she almost cried because it was so pretty and then she tasted it and loves me even more!! It is worth the effort and I will be making this again and again exactly as printed!! YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this cake! This was the first cake I ever baked from scratch. It was so easy and so good! The frosting may be too sweet for some people, but I have a major sweet tooth and it was perfect for me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very excited to try this recipe for a friend's birthday after I saw it on the Thanksgiving special, but after reading the reviews, I had some reservations about trying it. I decided to use Ina Garten's recipe from a cookbook I have, but use Tyler's icing recipe. The icing is just awful!!!! Not only is the flavor too strong and too sweet, but the consistancy is like cement. I had a hard time icing the sides of the cake, everything just kept pulling away. I tasted some scraps I had from the baked cake and the subtle sweetness of the cake cuts the sweetness of this icing recipe. I kinda feel like I ruined Ina's recipe!! Atleast now I know that this whole recipe is a bust, and its a shame because I admire Tyler and his recipes greatly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i saw this recipe on thanksgiving dessert and decided to try it. i caught the show after thanksgiving and the recipe here was the same recipe on the show. i'm not really sure why folks are bitching about it. i tried the recipe as written and it turned out FANTASTIC!!! i decided to keep it in my folder. thanks Tyler.... :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm 22 and I love to bake. When I saw this on tv I just had to try it. I do admit that it isnt the same recipe he did on the show but it was still good. I altered it just a bit and it came out moist and just really good. My diabetic boyfriend loved it so much he almost ate the whole thing. Im glad he did this cake. I now have a coconut cake I can make that everyone loves item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake for our Thanksgiving dessert. I Tivo'd the Dessert show and followed the directions from the TV since the recipe on the website here was not the same one Tyler presented on the show. So, the good things were that it was actually pretty simple to make considering it is from scratch. It's just tim consuming, but worth it. The end result looked beautiful and people were asking what bakery I bought it from. The bad things were that I thought the cake was very dense as well. I wanted it to be lighter and fluffier. The icing made a tasty buttercream, but it did not ever get light and fluffy. It also stayed very dense, almost like a stick of butter. I think if you love pound cake type cakes, this cake is for you. If you want light and fluffy, keep looking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Because this recipe was so time consuming, I was really disappointed that the cake texture ended up dense (like a pound cake) and the buttercream frosting firmed up and didn't stay fluffy. The cake looked pretty, but it also needs to be moist and yummy. I'll keep looking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't made the recipe yet, but I've been checking back since the show aired and it's finally the right one. I'm going to save and print this right now just in case it disappears! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ignore the low comments. This recipe was fantastic, and fun to make. My new specialty!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS IS NOT THE RECIPE that was shown on TV. If you did not want to give the original just say so. However, please do not assume that the viewers are so nieve/ignorant to know that you have put a totally different recipe in place of the one viewed on TV. This is not the first time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried looking for this recipe since it aired on the show and was unable to find it until this evening. I was going to make this desert for our Thanksgiving feast. Now, I am glad I didn't after reading all of the reviews. Hopefully, they will air it again or repost the correct recipe so all of us viewers can enjoy making this a holiday favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake last night and just served it for Thanksgiving Dinner, it came out way too densed. This is the second coconut cake that I make that comes out dense. Does anyone have a coconut cake recipe that is not dense, or did someone make this and have different results? ( I used the correct version of this recipe, not the original one that was posted) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I too, was looking for this recipe after seeing it on T.V. I noticed right away that it was not the same one that I seen, especially the frosting. I read all the reviews and I was hoping that the foodnetwork would get it right. Well here it is, as I remembered it on T.V. The frosting is even different now. Thank you foodnetwork! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not the recipe that we saw Tyler make on the special. I want the recipe he made along with the frosting. It looked so fantastic, and he made it look very easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake takes a long time to prepare, but well worth the wait! My family loves it, and has become a Holiday request! Thanks Tyler! P.S. I don't think I will do the 4 layers, stick to 2 - had troubles with it being uneven... Kelley :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a fluke. The recipe did not match. Can't anyone get it right? You need to revise that recipe. Mrs S item not reviewed by moderator and published
I, too was fooled by the Food Network Thanksgiving Dessert Special program on Saturday. I made the cake as it was described in the show. It was tough and bland. I have reworked the recipe (in parentheses). It boils down to the same cake I have made for years. It is way better and a dependable recipe. Here goes: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coconut Layer Cake (Ammended from Food Network Dessert Show) 1 stick Butter (2 sticks unsalted Butter) 2 cups Sugar 4 eggs 1 cup milk 1 tsp each vanilla and coconut extract 3 cups sifted cake flour (1/2 teaspoon salt) 1 Tblsp.baking powder (2 teaspoons baking powder) Bake at 325 degrees 40-50 minutes Buttercreme Frosting 1 lb butter (2 sticks Butter) 1 lb Powdered sugar (2 lb. powdered sugar) (3 Tblsp. more or less whole milk) vanilla extract Paint Layers with a Simple Syrup flavored with rum (or Vanilla) (I baked this in 3 greased and floured 8" round cake pans.) After frosting, press shredded sweetened coconut flakes into sides and top of cake. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I would like to echo other comments made here and say that food network employs professional cooks/chefs whose ONLY JOB is to get this stuff right. Many new and experienced cooks rely upon your advice. If all food network is going to present is "entertainment", I don't really know how I can believe anything shown on this network. Your integrity is at stake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hope that this will help those of you that need the recipe from the Thanksgiving show. I found the recipe for the buttercream frosting off of Racheal Rays site.Coconut Cake on Dear Thanksgiving Food Network Cake: 1 Stick Butter 2 Cups sugar 4 eggs 1 cup whole milk ? to 1 tsp of pure vanilla and coconut extract 3 cups flour (sifted) w/ the baking powder 1 tbsp baking powder Add the flour /baking powder mixture to the wet ingredients Bake on 325 for 40 to 45 min Frosting: 4 sticks of butter ( Room Temp) 3 lbs of confectioner sugar (3 boxes) Pinch of salt ? or 1 tsp of vanilla and coconut extract (can add ? cup of whole milk ) room temp if needed Rum syrup for cake: ? cup light rum 1 cup water 1cup sugar ? to 1 tsp of coconut extract Simmer in a sauce pan and set aside to let it cool completely Once cake is done and cooled split each layer in in half so that you will have a total of four layers Cut the top off of one of the cake so that only one layer has its top. This will be your top layer. Take your first layer and brush it with the rum syrup and then apply your frosting then stack on your second layer and repeat the steps until all your layers have frosting. The layer that has it top should be the top layer on your cake. Make sure you also frost the sides of your cake. Apply the shredded coconut to your entire cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband as a surprise went out and bought all ingridents to this cake, because I mentioned I would love to make this for Thanksgiving. Well, after him purhasing all the items needed and him reviewing the directions for the cake he remembered that it was a Butter Cream frosting. We are very disappointed in the deception of this show and what was posted. I would really love to have the actual recipe as it sounded so yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree... this is definitely not the recipe that Tyler used for the Dear Food Network special. As one person mentioned, that sounded like a "Basic 1-2-3-4 Cake," which can be found under a Paula's Home Cooking show from Tues., March 07 at 1:00 p.m. (I don't know if they would still have it from that long ago). It was actually on the same printout for Jamie's Coconut Cake, which is listed under the Similar Recipes on the sidebar here. Paula used a 7-Minute Frosting as well for that recipe, but I just substitute my own buttercream instead.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not the coconut cake recipe that was on the show today. If it's a big secret, why bother having it on the show. If you expect us to watch and lparticipte in the food Network, you should allow us to view the recipes that are used in the shows. item not reviewed by moderator and published
why don't you give us the recipe that was actually on the Thanksgiving desserts episode instead of this that was linked to the program in it's place. I have searched this site and the recipe on the program is not listed. This recipe is very different. I had taped the show and printed out this recipe and they in no way compare. I would print it here but alot of the measurements were either not given or muddled through. I am not going to waste precious time/ingredients trying to reconstruct it. I am moving on but c'mon Tyler. Get your people to get it together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Where is the picture of the way the cake is supposed to look like? instead of trying to sell me sea shell by sea shore, show me which pieces will help in creating such cake. A car??? a dutch oven????? Curry sate??????? keep it within the subject and perhaps it will entice me to purchase and item instead of turning me off! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Looking forward to making the white cocnut cake from Tyler Florence. The Recipe on the Food Network website is not the one used on the show,Thanksgiving Desserts. How do I get the recipe used on the show???? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched the episode and the recipe looked really good for the cake and the buttercream frosting so I looked online for and the ingredients does not match as to what was stated on the show. This is not the first time food network has done this and I am very disappointed and wonder who I can emial to complain. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What is the point of having a cooking show, where you demonstrate how to make a coconut cake for the Thanksgiving holiday but don't provide the recipe. I didn't watch the show thinking I needed to write down the entire recipe. This is just absurd. If FN Stars are going to participate in shows, particularly specials then they should be willing to share their recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Shame on FN for doing this. if you want a good cake recipe Ina has some soconut cupcakes that are wonderful. Just use a cake pan. That's what I do. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe on the show looked and sounded wonderful and I can't wait to try it, but the recipe you have listed is not the same one - please provide me and the other people who are very interested in this recipe the actual recipe that was on the show. Thanks. Loren item not reviewed by moderator and published
Where is the recipe from the show????? Please post it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was orinally aired on a Food 911 episode. Sad to say, it is no longer available to view. Thank You to MaryLouise for copying the recipe during Ina's Dessert Show and sharing! It looked terrific, especially when brushed with the Rum Syrup! I agree with the poster who suggested 2# (8 cups) of powdered sugar for the frosting. I make this frosting all the time (halved for a 9x13-inch pan).... also add 3-6 Tablespoons heavy cream for spreading consistency. Good luck to all - it really looks like a winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another scrambled recipe and a waste of my time and money. The disclaimer for FN is "entertainment only". The solution is to buy cookbooks. I can't afford to buy a book for each scrambled recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe listed on the site is totally different than what was done on the show. The rating I posted was just to get this entered but not sure how it will be. I jotted ingredients as they were mentioned on the show and this is what I have: cake 1 stick butter 2 cups sugar Cream those together 4 eggs, mix in one at a time 1 cup milk added gradually 3 cups sifted cake flour 1 tablespoon baking powder I would sift those together with a pinch of salt I would also alternate adding the milk and the sifted ingredients coconut extract probably 1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla extract I would add 1 teaspoon Bake at 325 for 40 to 50 minutes Buttercream 1 pound butter They mixed in 1 pound confectioner's sugar (I would think with that much butter and filling and covering the cake you would need at least 2 pounds of confectioner's sugar pinch of salt coconut extract vanilla extract I would add heavy cream if it is too thick to spread Grated coconut flakes rather than shreds is what it looked like Rum syrup I would add 1 1/2 cups of water and 1 cup sugar, bring it to a boil then cool. Add rum, vanilla and coconut extract to taste. So do this before you bake the cake or while it is baking and cooling so that it has time to cool. Good luck and I hope this helps. Sounds a lot like the 1 2 3 4 Cake. ml item not reviewed by moderator and published
saw this recipe on the tv show dear food network and loved it, but when i went to look for the recipe online got really disappointed, on the show the frosting was made with butter cream and here doesn't mention any butter for the frosting, Would love to have the real recipe for coconut cake item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe that you listed is not the one that appeared on TV for the Dear Food Network show. He used a buttercream frosting instead of a 7-minute one. Is the cake recipe different, too. How does one access the right recipe? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not the recipe of the cake that Tyler aired. Not even close. The frosting was buttercream using a pound of BUTTER. THe cake aired looked great but I can't try making it without the recipe. I WOULD LIKE THE CORRECT RECIPE FOR CAKE AND FROSTING E-MAILED TO ME. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not the same recipe. Hope to see the tv version posted. Thank you, I enjoyed the show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe shown is not what was in the program. The frosting was a butter cream. Both cake and frosting had coconut flavoring as well as vanilla flavoring. Would really like to aquire the actual recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This frosting recipe doesn't look anything like what he made on the show today. Isn't it missing the butter? On the episode, he started the frosting with 4 sticks of butter. Something isn't right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THE RECIPE WAS VERY EASY TO FOLLOW AND UNDERSTAND.COMMING FROM A CAKE BAKER MYSELF, I MUST SAY UMMMMM DELICIOUS. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi, I saw your coconut cake on Ina's desert show and you used a buttercream frosting not 7-minute frosting. I wanted your buttercream frosting recipe with this cake. Can I have that recipe along with the cake recipe? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't Tyler use coconut extract in this recipe also (as on t.v.)? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was not the same recipe for white coconut cake that was on the show. Could you please post the same one. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just wanted to comment on the recipe here online and the recipe Tyler Florence makes on TV. In the cake mix he uses Whole milk when its seen on TV but online no mention of whole milk. And i noticed he made buttercream on the show but online the frosting has egg whites. What is the buttercream frosting recipe? He used 4 sticks of butter, it looked great! Please help!! Thanks Lisa Behsman Cleveland,MN item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just watch this on TV and Tyler called for 1 lb of butter. This recipe doesn't even come close to the TV show item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did try the cupcake recipe, and it worked out perfectly. I got the conventional 24 cupcakes out of the batter. If you bake them 20 minutes they will be nice and white and fine without the rum syrup. If you bake them 24 minutes they will be browned on top but maybe will be great for imbuing with rum. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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