Paci Restaurant Coconut Cake

This recipe is from Gourmet Magazine. Every month they feature restaurant recipes.

Paci’s is located in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Paci Restaurant Coconut Cake

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  • Recipe Type: Dessert Recipe, CopyKat Recipe, CopyKat Restaurant Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 50 minutes
  • Serves: 8

This cake has a wonderfully tropical flavor!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 Cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10 by 2 inch round cake pan and line bottom with wax paper or parchment. Grease paper and dust pan with flour, knocking out excess flour. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Beat butter with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add vanilla then beat in eggs, 1 at a time (mixture may look curdled). Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk in 3 batches on low speed. Increase speed to medium and beat batter 1/2 minutes, or until smooth. Fold in coconut.

Spoon batter into cake pan and spread evenly. Bake in the middle of oven until golden brown or until tester comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack for 1 hour, then invert onto rack. Remove paper and reinvert onto another rack to cool completely.

Paci's is located in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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  • Liz Nelson

    This sound so good! I love coconut!