Coconut Loaf Cake | How to make Coconut Cake | Eggless Coconut Cake(Video Recipe)

simple coconut cake

How to make Coconut Cake with step by step photos recipe + Video - If you love coconut, like me then this is perfect cake for you. It has a fabulous coconut flavor, moist, and a perfectly crisp crust. 

Keep it covered at room temperature where it will stay deliciously fresh for a few days or covered in the fridge where it will stay fresh for up to a week.

What is coconut cake?

This eggless coconut cake is very easy and tender cake recipe to make without any fuss. Fabulously coconutty flavored cake topped with a desiccated coconut. Super easy, moist, fluffy and dense at the same time, this delicious cake is a total delight to the tastebuds😍😍
Eggless Coconut Cake

The cake turned out perfect, and I don’t need to tweak it at all. It was soft, dense and a little crispy on the outside, which is exactly what a loaf cake should be. 

I have posted quite a few eggless cakes recipes till now in my blog, but this recipe of eggless and simple coconut cake recipe is unique. Unlike the other cake recipes, the coconut cake is not just topped with desiccated coconut, but also mixed to the cake batter.

This is an eggless cake and uses yogurt and oil as an egg substitute. Both are my favourite ingredients and perfect substitute for eggs. It gives a wonderful texture to the cake. I use the saffron colour  touch up the celebration of Independence special, it's totally optional if you don't like it, just avoid it. In this cake the colour will make your cakes more attractive.
coconut loaf cake

Sorry to all my followers and readers who read or follows my blog regularly and I didn't update any new recipe since last 15 days, I was busy with my family. My toddler down with cold, cough and fever, you know how the babies are? They want that their mother around all the time. 

My situation is like that only. When he'll be fine little bit, I was down with cold and fever :( now I am little bit fine, so coming with an interesting baking recipe. After a decade I baked something, I remember last time I baked "Homemade Fudgy Walnut Brownie" during Christmas time, almost 8 months passed.

Today is the perfect day to post one of my favorite cake, today is Independence day and Raksha Bandhan as well. 

          Happy Independence Day + Raksha Bandhan to All
how to make coconut cake

This is our Recipe Swap Challenge month, where we choose recipes from our partner's blog, this month my partner is Sujata Roy didi who blogs at BatterUpwithSujata. She is amazing blogger, I know her since very long time and she is so friendly in nature, very cooperative and naughty too 😃😃 

Her recipes are awesome and mostly to those who are more health consciousus like sugar free, vegan and gluten free recipes. She is such a great blogger that I have ever met(virtually), we didn't met face to face but ya definitely will meet one day. 

This time I have tried her coconut cupcake recipe, but I did some minor changes into the recipe, firstly pattern cupcake into loaf cake 😉, tutti frutti with chocochips
desiccated coconut cake recipe

and I used plain flour, the actual recipe taken two varieties of flour soybean with all purpose flour, as I know my family members don’t like the soya bean flour into cakes so I avoid it. 

I have posted quite a few eggless cakes recipes till now in my blog, but this recipe of eggless coconut cake recipe is unique. Unlike the other cake recipes, the coconut cake is not just topped with desiccated coconut, but also mixed to the cake batter. 

So I hope you will love this coconut loaf cake! It is:

** Super coconutty
** Rich and Decadent
** So Easy
Coconut Cake

Let's see this how to make easy and soft, moist coconut cake recipe with step by step photos method plus video..

Total Time : 45 minutes
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Baking Time : 30-35 minutes
Servings : 4 person
Cuisine : Baking
Author : Jolly Makkar

[Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml, 1 tsp = 5ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml]

Ingredients :

Refined flour – 1.5 cup
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
Desiccated coconut – 1 cup + 2 tbsp for sprinkle
Oil – 1/2 cup
Milk – 3/4 cup
Thick yogurt – 1/4 cup
Milk powder – 1/4 cup
White Sugar/Powdered sugar – 1 cup
Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
Saffron food colour – 2 drops, optional
Choco chips to sprinkle


Loaf tin
butter paper
whisker/ hand machine

Preparation Method :

1. Preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10 minutes. Meanwhile lay butter paper inside the tin(only for the bottom)…Grease it with butter.

2. In a bowl sieve the flour, baking powder and soda. After sieving then add dessicated coconut.

3. In another bowl whisk milk, white sugar, add yogurt and oil. Mix well until sugar completely dissolves. Add milk powder and whisk again.

4. Add vanilla essence. Whisk well.

5. Now add the dry ingredients gradually and mix well. Make a lump free batter. 

6. Divide the batter into two bowls, in one bowl add 2 drops of saffron, mix well. Add choco chips into the batter. mix it with light hands.(You can add tutti-frutti, dry fruits) Check the video

7. Pour the batter into the loaf tin. Tap the cake for 1 or 2 times, if there is bubbles in batter it will set, after tapping. 

8. Bake the cake at the same temperature for 30-35 mins or until the toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. Mine will ready in 35 min.

9. Immediately transfer the tin onto a wet cloth for easy unmold. Allow it to cool for15 minutes, then invert and carefully peel of the butter paper. Then allow it to cool for least an hour before slicing. 

10. Sprinkle desiccated coconut on top(optional), slice it and Serve it with tea, coffee or enjoy on your munching time.
how to make coconut loaf cake


1 . Instead of refined flour or APF you can use whole wheat flour or atta in the cake batter. Or use any gluten free flour.

2.  You can use same amount of butter instead of oil.

3. Baking time again differs from oven to oven, depends on the tin also… mine took around 35 mins flat for the cake to bake fully but what I would suggest is check after 30 mins then proceed accordingly.

4.Instead of vanilla essence you can use any flavour of your choice, like cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder etc. 

5. Food colour is also optional but colour will make your cakes more attractive.

6. I used homemade curd , you can use market based dahi too.

Coconut Loaf Cake Video Recipe

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  1. Loved the texture and look of the cake Jolly. It looks superbly delicious and super soft. I will also try your version soon. Thanks for the mention dear.

  2. Coconut cake looks so moist with a oerfct crusty top. Best part is that it is eggless. Bookmarking the recipe to try out soon.

  3. Love this delicious coconut loaf. Baked to absolute perfection Jolly. Just love it.

  4. Can I use freshly grated coconut instead of dessicated coconut

    1. As I have not used fresh coconut so can't give proper answer, but as I suggest you that don't use fresh coconut into cakes, they can't give you proper texture, they can't easily mixed with the better, if you want to try you can try it!!

  5. Cake looks so soft and moist. Loved the addition of coconut flavour in it, it must have tasted awesome.

  6. Sounds interesting. The cake looks soft and spongy. I have actually never made or tasted a coconut cake. Will try this for sure.

  7. Loved this coconut flavour cake. It looks spongy & perfect. Awesome bake..I would love to give it a try.

  8. This is a lovely cake with coconut flavour. It looks soft and spongy. Never made coconut cake, must make it sometime.

  9. the coconut topping makes the cake more delicious. we love eggless tea cakes like these , made with everyday simple everyday ingredients.. bookmarked to try, Jolly!

  10. I love coconut cakes and this coconut loaf cake is so tempting. With the generous amount of coconut added and also the choco chips, makes it a perfect tea time cake.

  11. This is the perfect tea time cake. I love the light and airy texture.

  12. Sounds delicious and yes Sujata cakes are a treat. I definitely want to try baking this cake.

  13. Wow coconut cake looks inviting! Love the aroma of coconut in bakes, cake texture looks superb !

  14. I love the nutty taste of coconut in bakes. This looks so soft, spongy and perfect in texture. Perfect to enjoy with evening Tea/Coffee.

  15. The cake has turned out great and it looks so moist with nice crumb.Thinking to make coconut cake fro a long time.I think now it s time to make it.

  16. You mentioned to pour the batter in two bowls. Sobdid you bakecrwo cakes?

  17. I dont want to use milk pwdr. Instead i add milk 1/4