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Coconut Strawberry Cake on a marble cake stand. Garnished with strawberries and white flowers.
Strawberry Coconut Cake
Prep Time
1 hr 25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
2 hrs

Soft, tender, strawberry cake - layered between creamy coconut cream cheese frosting.  Topped with shredded coconut and fresh strawberries - this Strawberry Coconut Cake is a beautiful celebration dessert.  We have all of the tips and tricks to make this cake perfection.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut cake, strawberry cake, strawberry coconut cake
Servings: 20
Calories: 560 kcal
Author: Stephanie
Strawberry Cake
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries rinsed and hulled
  • 3.6 oz freeze-dried strawberries
Coconut Cream Cheese Icing
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 32 oz. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 2-3 ccup coconut flakes
  • fresh strawberries for garnish
Strawberry Cake
  1. Separate eggs. Allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Discard yolks.

  2. Grease 3 round cake pans (preferably 9", but 8" will work) with shortening, then coat with flour and set aside. Non stick spray used for baking will also work.

  3. Blend buttermilk, strawberries, and freeze-dried strawberries in blender until strawberries are mostly smooth.
  4. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  6. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to butter/egg whites about a 1/3 of each at a time. Beat on low after each addition until well combined.
  7. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on high for 30 seconds.

  8. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. 

  9. Add egg whites and beat on medium-high for 3 minutes.

  10. Divide batter amongst 3 prepared pans.
  11. Bake in preheated oven 30-35 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean. 

  12. After baking, Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then flip over onto cooling rack. 

Coconut Cream Cheese Icing
  1. To make icing, beat cream cheese and butter with mixer until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients except coconut flakes and strawberries.
  2. Frost cake in layers. Use hands to pat coconut flakes onto icing to cover the cake. Garnish with strawberries.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Coconut Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 383mg17%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 73g81%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 64.5mg78%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.