4 Ingredient Easy Coconut Cake

This deliciously easy coconut cake takes just minutes to prepare and only needs four simple ingredients to make.

Easy Coconut Cake

I recommend serving this with some fresh berries and whipped cream for the best tasting combination. Even something like a raspberry coulis would work incredibly well.

If you’re not a fan of coconut, then it’s probably best to give this cake a miss as that’s precisely what it’s going to taste like. Something like the three ingredient pineapple cake might take your fancy instead. It’s super easy just like this cake and tastes absolutely amazing once it’s finished baking.

You can also make these into muffins rather than a full cake. Simply make the recipe as normal but instead divide amongst a muffin tin. Perfect when you want a delicious snack to have over the next few days.

3 Ingredient Coconut Cake

Speaking of the next few days, if you end up with leftovers I would make sure the cake is covered and stored in the refrigerator. It should be fine left on the bench, but the fridge is usually better if you have some spare room.

There are a ton of simple variations that you’re able to do with this coconut cake. For example, you can add some chocolate chips into the cake mix for a chocolate and coconut cake. If you have any variations that you would love to share, then feel to leave a comment at the bottom of this page.

If you would love to see how to make this easy coconut cake visually, then be sure to check out the video below. It will take you through all the steps to making this cake. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right under the video or in our fantastic digital easy recipe cookbook.

Easy Coconut Cake Recipe

Prep time
10 Minutes
Cook time
45 Minutes
Total time
55 Minutes


  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour


  1. Preheat an oven to 160°C (320°F)
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  3. Once well combined, pour the mix into a lined cake tin (22cm / 9 in.) and bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  5. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • If you want to make this vegan-friendly, then you can swap the dairy milk for something like soy milk or coconut milk.
  • Adding some cocoa will turn this cake into a chocolate coconut cake. I would add about one tablespoon, but you can add more or less depending on how rich in chocolate you want it to be.
  • If you don’t have any self-rising flour, then you can easily make some with the addition of baking powder. Just add two teaspoons of baking powder to one cup of plain flour. I would do this before adding to the main bowl to ensure the baking powder is evenly distributed amongst the flour.

Nutritional Information

If you're wondering what kind of damage this delicious coconut cake will do to your diet, then you can find all the nutritional information that you need to know right below.

I should quickly mention that this information was calculated using an online tool so it may not be one hundred percent accurate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 112g (3.95 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 102.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.4g 18%
Saturated Fat 9.4g 47%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 54.6g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 36.3g
Protein 4.4g 9%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are a ton of super easy desserts that you’re able to make. Depending on what you’re looking for you can make puddings, cakes, custards and so much more.

One of my personal favorite desserts is the self-saucing chocolate pudding. It’s a rich chocolate dessert that produces its own sauce, certainly one worth trying out.

I hope that this easy coconut cake bakes to be as great as it did for me. If you have any feedback, variations, tips, or anything else then be sure to leave a comment below.

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