Coconut Pecan Cake With Broiled Frosting
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Coconut Pecan Cake With Broiled Frosting

This moist coconut cake is topped with an old fashion broiled frosting and filled with pecans.

30 min
1 hr 20 min



2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup buttermilk  

2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup chopped pecans


1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream


 *Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar and butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating at low speed after each addition until well mixed. Stir in coconut and pecans.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45-50 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center and edges begin to pull away from sides of pan.

  5. STEP 5

    Heat broiler.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine all frosting ingredients in bowl until well mixed. Spread over warm cake. Broil 2 to 4 inches from heat 1-3 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm or cool.


39Fat (mg)
120Cholesterol (mg)
420Sodium (mg)
62Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)


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  January 05, 2017

Simply amazing. Simple to follow and just delicious.Everybody I served it to (many many people!) said it was amazing.I doubled the recipe for a party I was hosting and it still turned out beautiful. I bake a lot of cakes as I am a passionate home baker and have tried many recipes but this one is one of those classics done to perfection - you can't really beat it!

— says Badeeia
  February 13, 2016

I first had this 55 + years ago. Only difference wS English Walnots instead of pecans. This recipe inspired me to bake it for the first time in 20+ years. The walnut version will be desert tonight and for the next couple of nights.

— says JJ
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