A special someone celebrated a birthday last week and he went against tradition and asked us NOT to get a Dairy Queen ice cream cake this year. Instead, I was given the task of coming up with something delicious. One of his favorite desserts is coconut cream pie, so I tried to translate that into a cake version because every birthday needs a cake!
This cake recipe is the perfect texture; not too dense, but not so light that it crumbles apart. It was perfect. Even on the second and third days it didn’t get dry. The coconut custard filling was creamy perfection and the coconut milk in the buttercream leant the perfect subtle amount of coconut flavor. I particularly loved that it wasn’t over-the-top sweet and that the coconut flavors weren’t offensive or overwhelming. My sister even took a slice home, which never happens. She’s the kind of crazy that prefers box mixes over anything homemade! Perhaps this cake changed her mind?