Monday, March 25, 2013

Coconut Vanilla Wafer Cake

Can you believe Easter is less than a week away already? I'm hoping most of our snow will be gone by the weekend, although I bet any egg hunts the kids have will be held indoors this year.

I experimented with some new recipes this weekend and they all turned out great, believe me that's not always the case! I've had my eye on this cake for awhile, I found it in an old-fashioned cookbook I stole borrowed from my mother a long time ago. Coconut cake seems to be a traditional Easter dessert but I loved how this one incorporated vanilla wafers into the batter in place of traditional flour.

I love this simple cake, it's good enough to eat alone but we served ours with some fresh whipped cream. Ice cream would be great too. It's very moist and yet a little chewy alongside the edges. I could definitely taste the vanilla wafers, the pecans and coconut were an extra bonus. I think even if you're not a coconut fan, you'd still enjoy a slice. Simply omit the pecans if nuts aren't your thing.

If your Easter menu is still in the works, take this cake into consideration. It's very easy to whip together and everyone enjoys a scrumptious slice of cake for dessert!

Coconut Vanilla Wafer Cake
2 sticks butter, softened
2 c sugar
6 eggs
12 oz. box vanilla wafers, crushed
1-1/2 c flaked coconut
3/4 c chopped pecans
Whipped cream or ice cream for serving

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add in eggs, two at a time, beating well after each addition. Add wafers alternately with milk. Fold in coconut and pecans. Pour into a greased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr 15 mins, testing after 1 hour. Cool in pan for 15 mins before removing to a serving plate. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.


  1. This is definitely an intriguing recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh, love the idea of using crush vanilla wafers in the mix! Sounds incredible!

  3. What a fun idea, your cake looks delicious!

  4. This recipe looks really good. I love cakes made in a bundt pan, they just seem moister!

    I would love it if you would share this and any other recipes at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. Hope to see you there!

    Cynthia at FeedingBig

  5. This looks delicious. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. We also have a $50.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Here is the link to the party.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above


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