Recipe for Coconut Cake Mary Berry- A Taste of Elegance

Today, I’m thrilled to present a delicious coconut cake recipe which was sparked by the illustrious Mary Berry. If you enjoy coconut this cake will be a great addition to your baking repertoire.

It has the ideal amount of moist, delicious coconut delight.

I will guide you through each stage of the process while I’m here.

Recipe for Coconut Cake Mary Berry
Recipe for Coconut Cake Mary Berry

How To Make Recipe For Coconut Cake Mary Berry?

Preparation Times: 20 minutes

Cooking Times: 25 minutes

Yields: 8 servings

Equipment Needed

  • Two 8-inch round cake pans
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Cooling rack
  • Parchment paper
  • Offset spatula


  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 and ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut

For The Frosting

  • 1 and ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 and ½ cups cream of coconut (found in the cocktail mixer aisle)
  • 1 and ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted for garnish


Step-1. Prepare the Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and line the bottoms of your cake pans with parchment paper.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a mixing dish. Set aside.
  • Softened butter and sugar should be creamed until light and fluffy in a separate basin.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  • Beginning and finishing with the dry ingredients, add the wet elements to the dry ingredients gradually, alternating with the buttermilk.
  • Fold in the shredded coconut.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  • After baking for 25 to 30 minutes, a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should emerge clean.
  • Prior to transferring the cakes to a cooling rack to finish cooling, give them 10 minutes to cool in the pans.

Step-2. Make the Frosting

  • Confectioners’ sugar and softened butter should be thoroughly mixed in a mixing basin.
  • Gradually add the cream of coconut and continue beating until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

Step-3. To construct the cake

  • Position one cake layer onto a serving platter and generously spread a layer of frosting atop it.
  • Carefully place the second cake layer on top and frost the top and sides of the entire cake.
  • Sprinkle the toasted shredded coconut on top for a lovely finishing touch.

Nutrition Facts Of Recipe For Coconut Cake Mary Berry

  • Calories: 475
  • Total Fat: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 336mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 43g
  • Protein: 5g

Serving Suggestions

  • This Coconut Cake pairs wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee or tea. With a dollop of vanilla ice cream for a sumptuous dessert you may also top it.

Tips and Variations

  • For an extra coconut punch, you can add a teaspoon of coconut extract to the cake batter.
  • Think of sandwiching a layer of pineapple preserves between the layers of cake to transform it into a tropical treat.
  • For a more rustic look, you can skip frosting the sides and opt for a “naked” cake appearance.

Health Benefits Of Recipe For Coconut Cake Mary Berry

  • While this Coconut Cake is undeniably delicious, it’s important to enjoy it in moderation due to its high sugar and fat content.
  • However, coconut has unique health advantages which providing you the necessary healthy fats and possibly having antibacterial characteristics.

FAQs: About Recipe For Coconut Cake Mary Berry

1: Can I use desiccated coconut instead of shredded coconut?

  • Yes, you can use desiccated coconut if you can’t find shredded coconut. Just make sure it’s unsweetened.

2: Can I make this cake ahead of time?

  • Absolutely! You can bake the cake layers in advance and freeze them. Then, thaw and frost when you’re ready to serve.


There you have it, a scrumptious Coconut Cake recipe inspired by the wonderful Mary Berry. The flavor of coconut is expertly captured in this delectable cake which making it certain to create a lasting and unforgettable impression on your loved ones.

Remember to savor each bite and share it with loved ones – after all, the joy of baking is best when shared. Happy baking!