Cooking with Kate & Mack: Coconut Cake | Wycliffe Bible Translators

Cooking with Kate & Mack: Coconut Cake

A peek inside the “Cooking with Kate & Mack” cookbook

  • September 2, 2016
Delicious looking piece of coconut cake

Who doesn’t want a break from daily life on occasion, to escape to a beach somewhere, catching some sun and enjoying the calming sound of the waves? You might not be able to schedule a getaway anytime soon, but this coconut cake recipe from Vanuatu might be the next best thing!


  • 4 cups fresh grated coconut (you could try dried coconut too, but the cake might not be as moist)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups cast sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Let the butter soften. Then, in a bowl, mix the sugar and butter together with an electric mixer until light and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing them in well.
  4. Then mix the flour, baking powder, salt and grated coconut into the bowl.
  5. Butter and flour a 9-inch round or square baking pan and pour the mixture into it.
  6. Bake for 1-1 ½ hours until the top is golden brown.
  7. Once it’s cool, you can eat it!

This recipe is part of “Cooking with Kate & Mack,” a collection of international recipes from missionary kids around the world. You can download the entire cookbook and enjoy additional recipes — breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and more! 

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