Lemon Coconut Easter Cake

Lemon Coconut Easter Cake

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Lemon Coconut Easter Cake

Baked goods are my weakness. Seriously my kryptonite. When your husband knows to bribe you with baked goods or with amazing supplies that you needed to bake, you know you have a problem.

Our Lemon Coconut Easter Cake is a hodge podge of going shopping while hungry and an amazing vanilla. I was a bit hesitant as to how these would turn out as my daughter continued to pile ingredients into our cart, but I do have to say they turned out absolutely fabulous. 

To do this you are going to need to make the cake batter and then add in the extras. The shopping list will be a bit long because of this. When it comes to making this cake you can easily substitute out the cake from scratch with a boxed cake. The reason that I do not is that I truly believe that there are two key ingredients that make an amazing cake, and neither of those ingredients are in a box. My two go to ingredients are real vanilla and butter. Seriously, those two ingredients will make or break and amazing cake. 

Lemon Coconut Easter Cake
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Ingredients Needed for Lemon Coconut Easter Cake:


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature 
  • 1 cup  buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter 
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 2 teaspoons  finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • macadamia nuts (as desired)
  • coconut (as desired)
  • Easter M&M’s (as desired)

This recipe is pretty straight forward and easy. Don’t let the long list scare you. The only thing to watch for is that if you are using a standard mixer you will decrease the high-speed beating time in step two from two minutes to one minute. 

Lemon Coconut Easter Cake
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  5. 1 cup buttermilk
  6. 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  7. 1/2 cup margarine
  8. 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  9. 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  10. 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  12. 1 can Condensed Milk
  13. Macadamia Nuts (as desired)
  14. Coconuts (as desired)
  15. Easter M&M’s (as desired)
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add eggs, buttermilk, butter, margarine, lemon zest and lemon juice to flour mixture.
  4. Using an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat for 1 minute, until blended. If using a hand-held mixer, beat on high speed for 2 minutes. If using a stand mixer, beat on high for 1 minute.
  5. Add lemon-lime soda, macadamian nuts, and vanilla.
  6. Blend everything together and pour into pan.
  7. Bake the cake for about 15 minutes. The edges of the cake should appear cooked while the center is still fairly gooey.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven, evenly spread the condensed milk across the top of the cake, and add as much coconut as desired. I personally add about two generous handfuls.
  9. Return the cake to the oven and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  10. Once the cake is well cooked (will be firm and not jiggly) remove it from the oven and cover with a couple of handfuls of M&M's.
  11. Allow to cool and serve
  1. You can skip making this cake from scratch and replace with a box cake if desired. Follow the box as directed and add condensed milk, coconut, macadamia nuts, and M&M's
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