Posted in How Sweet Eats
April 13, 2022

Chocolate Coconut Easter Cake.

This chocolate coconut easter cake is easy and fun for the holiday! Tender chocolate sheet cake topped with coconut cream cheese frosting, toasted coconut and cadbury mini eggs!

It’s a fun food week over here! 

This chocolate sheet cake is topped with a whipped coconut cream cheese frosting, crunchy toasted coconut and chocolate eggs with a crisp outer shell. So fun, so cute and super delicious! 

bowl of toasted coconut

This feels like a throwback to 2013 in a way! Put the crunchy cadbury eggs on top of toasted coconut frosting for the perfect little easter treat. And I love it. 

Oh and P.S. while we’re at it, the lindt version of the cadbury eggs are even better. Trust me! Grab them this week or next year and you will not regret it. 

coconut cream cheese frosting

We love making sheet cakes in our house. They are so much easier than a layer cake and do not require fancy frosting. Everyone can enjoy them and you have lots of leftovers to share. And then when it’s a holiday, you can decorate the top of said sheet cake with something festive!

The kids are obsessed with the coconut and mini eggs on top of the cake.

chocolate coconut easter cake

I really love this chocolate cake recipe. It’s deep and chocolatey without being overly sweet. And it’s very tender and has a great crumb too. The cake calls for hot coffee which intensifies the chocolate flavor – I promise that it doesn’t add coffee flavor.

If you’re not a coffee drinker and don’t have it in your house, you can use hot water instead. 

chocolate coconut easter cake

I don’t even think I have to say much about the frosting! My cream cheese frosting is a huge obsession and paired with coconut? Ummm yes please. 

I’ve made a coconut version many times – just actually a few weeks ago when I shared my orange cake! It’s so rich and creamy but still fluffy. The coconut is so perfect with the tangy cream cheese.

chocolate coconut easter cake

For the topping, I did the toasted coconut to mimic a nest for the chocolate eggs. The kids loved this and also – toasted coconut is delish. You can always leave it off or not toast it. Totally up to you! Eddie does not love coconut texture (he does like the flavor though!) so I’ve even made this combo for him without the coconut on top.

Or I leave a third of the cake coconut-free for him. Compromise!! 

What I love most about the toasted coconut? Crunchy, crisp texture. Against the fluffy cake, it’s amazing. (more…)

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Jessica April 13, 2022 at 04:06PM

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