This is the best ever coconut cake that I have come across. So Simple to make and comes very nice and moist too.  I used to do this cake for special afternoon teas and functions.If you like a bit of icing on top I would suggest simple butter cream with a bit of coconut flavour and coconut flakes or curls on top. You can always colour the coconut or lightly roast them for colour and taste.

Make sure to cool on a wire rack completely before cutting. You can freeze this cake for future use too. Enjoy Baking!


  • 11/2 cups Self raising Flour
  • 50g Desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 1 cup Of Sugar
  • 125g Butter
  • A drop of coconut essence or coconut extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 350 ml Sour Cream


  1. Cream butter and sugar about 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs one by one and beat well.
  3. Add coconut, milk, flour and sour cream and mix well.Add a drop of coconut essence and mix well.
  4. Transfer the mix in to a 8×8 inch baking tray & bake on 180c about 45-50 min.
  5. After transfer on to wire racks & leave to cool. 
Posted by:The Culinary Corner

Hi, I am Menaka. I was a teacher for 18 years and after migrating to Australia accidentally I found an amazing lady called " Mary" who directed me to become a chef.I studied 3 years while working and became a qualified chef. After I studied about baking and hospitality management. My son is very enthusiastic in video editing and wanted me to start recording my cooking.Thats the beginning of you tube channel "The Culinary Corner" I am a full time employee. I record all the videos by my self. As a child I started helping and cooking with my granny and I used to experiment and trying various cooking styles. That led me in this path very smoothly. I still try to experiment and adjust recipes to move with this busy and globalised world.

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