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Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake

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Cream cheese lemon coconut cake is a versatile recipe that can be made any time of the year.

It is suitable for the holidays or any celebrations when you need a beautiful dessert that everyone can have. It has a subtle tropical taste from the lemon and the coconut combination.

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake - Pinterest featured picture

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake is a recipe that I have owned for many years. I make it for parties, potlucks, special occasions or just for Sunday afternoon dinners.

However, this has always been one of a New Year’s Eve favorite. My friends and family always ask me to bake it for this special occasion.

Cream cheese lemon coconut cake - close up

The recipe uses cream cheese, lemon juice and zest and coconut.

Sometimes, if I cannot find cream cheese I use mascarpone, for a more delicate texture.

Delicious, if you ask me, as it has a subtle tropical taste from the lemon and the coconut combination. 

One time, I made it for an office celebration.

Cream cheese lemon coconut cake decorated with fresh fruit and sugar paste flowers

The cake was decorated with fresh berries, a few sugar paste flowers and homemade Raffaello coconut almond confections

To this cake in particular, I added berries marmalade in the middle, together with the cream filling. It was pretty and oh, so delicious!

Cream cheese lemon coconut cake

And here is a section of the cake, so you can see how it looks inside:

Cream cheese lemon coconut cake-slice of cake

Some other time, I made this cake for a St. Patrick’s Day. I colored the cake green inside and decorated with fondant and big coconut flakes. What do you think?

Decorated cake with sugar paste shamrocks

This type of decoration, as you can see next, is a great one for a Sunday celebration or around the holidays.

It could serve as a dessert for Easter, for example, or New Year’s Eve, if you host a party or go to one and have to provide dessert. 

I am telling you, everyone will fall in love with it.

Or you can decorate it more festive, for Christmas, like I did this year. Fondant is my friend sometimes, as I like working with it.

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake- Christmas featured picture

As you can see, I made this cake so many times and it always came out beautiful and really good.

It is versatile, easy to make and will quickly become a favorite recipe for the celebrations. I hope you make it and enjoy it with your family.

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Interested in more cakes? Here is a link to my collection of cakes for more ideas.

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Yield: 12-14 servings

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake

Cream cheese lemon coconut cake is a versatile recipe that can be made any time of the year. It is suitable for the holidays or any celebrations when you need a beautiful dessert that everyone can have. It has a subtle tropical taste from the lemon and the coconut combination.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups/350 g granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup/300 g flour
  • 9 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla essence

For the filling:

  • 2 cups/ 480 g cream cheese(or mascarpone cheese) room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cup/200 g powder sugar
  • 2 sticks + 1 tablespoons/250 g butter room temperature
  • 1 lemon(juice and zest)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

For decoration:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • Optional for decoration: fruits, fondant, gum paste etc.

Instructions

  1. CAKE:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. Separate the eggs.
  4. Beat the yolks with sugar until smooth.
  5. Add water and vanilla.
  6. Separately in a medium bowl mix together baking powder and flour.
  7. Add them to the creamed yolks and mix well.
  8. Separately beat the egg whites stiff and fold them gently into the mixture with a spatula.
  9. Prepare a baking dish 9x13 by coating the inside with butter and dusting with flour.
  10. NOTE: If you prefer a round cake, use a 9 inches cake pan and follow the same steps.
  11. Pour the batter into the dish and bake it for about 20 min or until golden brown on top. You can also test the cake with the toothpick.
  12. Remove it from the baking dish and place it on a rack to cool down.
  13. Using a mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together. Add gradually the powder sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla essence.
  14. HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKE:
  15. Slice the cake in two layers horizontally.
  16. Use half of the filling on the base of the cake, then add the second layer of cake on top of it.
  17. Use the other half of the filling to cover the cake, then sprinkle coconut flakes over the top.
  18. Refrigerate the cake overnight. This is a must. The refrigeration will allow the cake to absorb the flavors from the filling and become moist and light.
  19. Decorate with fresh fruit, coconut shaves or fondant flowers.
  20. THIS CAKE NEEDS REFRIGERATION.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 539Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 1gSugar: 45gProtein: 6g

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Monday 27th of August 2018

The recipe is fantastic. The decor is amazing. The taste is second to none.

The Bossy Kitchen

Monday 27th of August 2018

I take from your comment that you loved the recipe and the decor but you did not like the taste?