Coconut cake. Essential!
I actually am not a huge fan of coconut -- Almond Joy? Mounds? Coconut cream pie? No thanks.
But this cake! Necessary.
The texture is indulgent.
The cake itself is not too sweet - so the cream cheese frosting topped with toasted coconut flakes gives the perfect balance.
And . . . I can always justify having a slice for breakfast if it isn't too sweet. See what I did there?
I started with a recipe I got from my friend, Adele. Her recipe used boxed cake mix. It's delicious, but there's nothing like a made-from-scratch cake!