Snowball Cake (Coconut Cake Recipe)

Best sweet coconut recipes

Try one of our 22 sweet coconut recipes for a summery dessert, teatime treat or indulgent brunch. From boozy coco-lime pie to coconut pancakes, we've got recipes to add coconut sweetness to every meal

Looking for the best coconut recipes? Check out our coconut cakes and bakes for tropical baking ideas.


As well as coconut cake, we have coconut cookies, boozy coconut pie and some pretty coconut lamingtons for the ultimate teatime treat.

Get all nostalgic and learn how to make the fluffiest, lightest, sweetest buns topped with crunchy coconut.

Sticky Iced Buns Recipe with Coconut

Once this pudding goes in the oven, the dense, coconut-crumbed top rises to the surface while a molten, vanilla-scented caramel sauce is created underneath. Discover our best caramel recipes here.

Caramel Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe with Coconut

Check out our bakewell slices with juicy cherries and crunchy desiccated coconut. This take on the classic bakewell tart is easy to make and perfect with an afternoon cuppa.

Cherry Bakewell Recipe with Coconut

Lamingtons are a classic all year round sweet treat in Australia, we’ve created our own version and given them a Christmas twist using white chocolate. Plus, they’re gluten free, too.

Snowball Lamingtons Recipe

You’ve heard of chocolate and caramel self-saucing puddings but what about tropical coconut and zingy lime? With an indulgent, rich sauce and melt in the mouth soufflé, this easy coconut pudding recipe will leave you with an impressive dessert fit for a festive gathering or special family treat. Try our self-saucing pudding ideas here…

Coconut and lime self-saucing pudding

This recipe for tropical coconut cake bar makes the perfect tea-time treat. The use of coconut yogurt, coconut oil and condensed milk make this incredibly moist and pile on the delicious coconut flavours. Make our easy loaf cake recipes here…

Like a happy mash-up of a key lime pie and a piña colada, this is a Saturday night kind of pudding. It’s easy to make but looks really impressive on the table. Make our traditional lemon meringue pie recipe here…

Want an easy coconut baking recipe? Make our coconut and pink grapefruit slices. These colourful squares are easy to make and go perfectly with your afternoon cuppa.

Coconut Slice Recipe with Pink Grapefruit

Once upon a time, Chris Evans took a bite of our Christmas 2016 cover cake and uttered the words, ‘if snow could taste of something other than snow, that’s what it should taste like.’ If that doesn’t convince you to make this indulgent and velvety coconut-topped cake then we don’t know what else will…

Snowball Cake (Coconut Cake Recipe)

Try our tres leches cake recipe, translated from the Spanish as ‘three milks cake’, a popular dessert in central and South America.

Tres Leches Cake Recipe With Rum and Toasted Coconut

This nectarine, coconut and lime tray-tart is easy to make, vegetarian and gluten-free. Served with a scoop of coconut ice cream, it makes a great pud.

Dairy Free Nectarine Tart Recipe With Coconut and Lime

These delicious banana and rum fritters are traditional in The French Caribbean where they’re served every Sunday throughout January until Ash Wednesday. We think they’re delicious any time of year. Try our other Caribbean recipes to go with these fritters

Add a Caribbean twist to your baking with pineapple, coconut and rum flavours of piña colada. Use ready-baked tarts if you want to make this dessert even easier.

This beautiful panna cotta is a twist on the traditional Italian version with the refreshing Asian flavours of coconut and mango. You can buy toasted coconut shavings at health food shops and large supermarkets. Alphonso mangoes have a sweet, vanilla-ish flavour. If they’re not in season, you can use any mango variety.

Coconut Panna Cotta Recipe With Caramelised Mango

Zoilo’s alfajores are light, crumbly cornflour biscuits sandwiched together with dulce de leche and rolled in desiccated coconut from Argentinian restaurant Zoilo. They’re a perfect little something sweet after a meal.

This tropical passion fruit and coconut twist on a classic crème brûlée is an easy but impressive dessert idea. We have plenty more fruity pudding ideas here.

Passion fruit Crème Brûlée Recipe With Coconut

Lamingtons, originally from Australia, make a delicious teatime treat. Mini cakes, decorated in cherry jam and desiccated coconut, topped with a fresh cherry. 

Cherry and Coconut Pink Lamingtons Recipe

Check out these rhubarb pots for a healthy low cal breakfast. These colourful breakfast pots are super simple to make and are high in protein, perfect fuel to start your day.

Rhubarb Breakfast Pots with Granola Topping

These individual raspberry and coconut macaroon tarts look really pretty and taste even better. Make them ahead for a stunning dinner party dessert.

The best sweet treat to enjoy without piling on the pounds. Full of natural sweetness instead of refined sugar, these little bites are made of dates, raisins, nuts and dried apricots. All mixed up with seeds and apple juice then rolled into individual balls. Serve each bite-sized treat in a mini cupcake

Liven up party food with perfect peaks of meringue in our best ever cupcake recipe. Added sweetness comes from desiccated coconut and a base of raspberry jam.


This recipe for coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup is a delicious start to the day. Plus, they’re under 500 calories. Like pancakes? Try our other pancake recipes here.

Coconut Milk Pancakes For Dairy Free Pancakes