Coconut Angel Food Cake

filed under: Cakes on July 1, 2015

This decadent Angel Food Coconut Cake is the perfect compliment to any celebration!

Homemade Coconut Angel Food Cake!


But this celebration is special. One of my favorite bloggers is having her first baby and today is her virtual Baby Shower!


Zainab is one of those kind, sweet souls that you adore from the moment you meet her. So honored to be able to participate in her virtual baby shower today! And so darn excited for their first little miracle. I chose to make a Angel Food Coconut Cake, and I don’t know you about, but I feel like it is really fitting! 🙂

Homemade Coconut Angel Food Cake!
Coconut Angel Food Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This decadent Angel Food Coconut Cake is the perfect compliment to any celebration!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Angel Food Cake
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
Coconut Angel Food Cake
  • 1 c plus 1 tablespoon cake flour
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 12 large egg whites room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. warm water
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pure coconut extract
Coconut Whipped Cream
  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. pure coconut extract
  • Unsweeteded Coconut Flakes for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, with rack in the lower third of oven.
  2. Sift together flour and 3/4 cup sugar.
  3. Beat egg whites and warm water with a mixer on low speed until foamy, about 3 minutes. Add cream of tartar, vanilla, salt, and coconut extract.

  4. Increase speed to medium, and beat until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes.
  5. With machine running, add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, a little at a time. Increase speed to high, and beat until peaks are stiff and glossy, about 2 minutes.

  6. Remove bowl from mixer.
  7. Working in 3 batches, sift flour mixture over egg-white mixture, gently folding in each addition with a rubber spatula, being careful not to deflate egg whites.

  8. Slowly pour batter into a 10-inch angel food cake pan.
  9. Bake until cake is golden brown and springs back when touched, 40 to 45 minutes.
  10. Immediately from the oven, carefully invert pan onto a wire rack. Let cake cool in pan, about 1 hour.

  11. Carefully run a knife around sides of cake to loosen, and turn out onto a large plate or cake stand.
Coconut Whipped Cream
  1. Pour the heavy cream into a chilled stand mixer bowl (fill with water and ice and let sit for a moment, then empty and dry) and add the sugar and coconut extract.

  2. Beat the cream until peaks stand in firm when the beaters are lifted, about 2 minutes.

Coconut Angel Food Cake!

Congrats to our very sweet Blahnik Baker and here’s wishing you an easy and fast delivery!

UPDATE: Sweet baby boy arrived safe and sound and is perfect!

Seriously Amazing Coconut Angel Food Cake. You will NEVER make a regular angel food cake again!

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  • Bob belichick says:

    Great idea recipes.

    • teresa says:

      How long before serving can I make this? Party is on Saturday and would prefer to bake it early – your thoughts’

  • Eden Passante says:

    Two of my favorite things!! I LOVE angel food cake and when you add coconut it just gets even better!

  • C Kriel says:

    Could you please let me know what your cookbook name is. I want to purchase it. Please

  • Jenny says:

    Great idea to desserts! Thanks

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