Magnolia Bakery’s Coconut Layer Cake

This copycat Magnolia Bakery’s Coconut Layer Cake recipe is a decadent southern layer cake made with layers of moist yellow cake filled with a rich coconut icing and topped with a light and billowy delicious marshmallow frosting with sweetened shredded coconut on top!



1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 larger eggs room temperature
2 ¾ cups all purpose flour or use gluten-free flour, like Red Bob’s Gluten Free Flour
2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Coconut Filling

¾ cup milk
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 7 oz package sweetened coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Fluffy 7 Minute Frosting

3 large egg whites
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup cold water
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar


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