Chocolate Coconut Cake with Coconut Meringue Buttercream Frosting

  • Servings: 8
  • Cooking time: 00:00
  • Prep time: 00:00


Chocolate cake:

Butter, for greasing the pans
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the baking pans
1 cup sugar (original recipe has 2)
3/4 cups good cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup coconut milk, shaken
1/2 cup coconut or vegetable oil
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup freshly brewed, strong hot coffee

Coconut meringue frosting:

1½ cups granulated sugar
6 egg whites
1½ cups unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt (plus more if preferred)
⅔ cup coconut milk
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut