Looking for the best coconut recipes? Want to make the best coconut cake? Try our recipes and ideas below.


As well as coconut cake, we have coconut cookies, boozy coconut pie and some pretty coconut lamingtons for the ultimate teatime treat. After, check out our almond recipes and cashew recipes, or for more tropical recipe ideas, try our banana recipes, mango recipes and pineapple recipes.

Coconut recipes

Coconut cake

This tropical loaf cake makes the perfect tea-time treat. The use of coconut yogurt, coconut oil and condensed milk make this easy bake incredibly moist.

Coconut Cake Recipe For Coconut Loaf

Coconut flour pancakes

These have a lovely coconut flavour and go really well with coconut yogurt and fresh fruit.

A blue plate with a stack of coconut flour pancakes on top of it

Coconut macaroons

These classic coconutty treats are super quick and easy to whip up and finished with a thick drizzle of dark chocolate.

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Coconut sticky buns

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

Sticky Iced Buns Recipe with Coconut

Coconut lamingtons

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

Snowball Lamingtons Recipe

Self-saucing caramel-coconut pudding

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.

Caramel Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe with Coconut

Black cherry and coconut bakewell slices

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

Coconut snowball cake

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.

Layered sponge cake with centre showing, covered in cream cheese icing and coconut shavings

Coconut and lime self-saucing pudding

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 the whole family.

Coconut Pudding Recipe

Coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup

Try these dairy-free pancakes for a delicious start to the day. Like pancakes? Try our other pancake recipes here.

Coconut Milk Pancakes For Dairy Free Pancakes

Coconut cupcakes

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.

Meringue Frosted Cupcakes Recipe

Coconut pie

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.

Coconut and pink grapefruit slices

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

Tres leches desiccated coconut cake

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

Nectarine, coconut and lime tray-tart

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

Piña colada tarts

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.

Coconut panna cotta with caramelised mango

This beautiful panna cotta is a twist on the traditional Italian dessert with the refreshing 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

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

Passion fruit and coconut crème brûlée

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

Cherry and coconut lamingtons

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

Rhubarb breakfast pots topped with coconut chips

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 served on a tray

Fruity toots

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.

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