Skip to main content
1Total Time
25Prep Time
35Bake Time

Coconut raspberry layer cake

4 Reviews

About the bake

This delicious cake is ideal for all the coconut lovers out there. Four layers of soft coconut sponge, sandwiched with fruity raspberry jam and coated in a mascarpone and coconut icing, a slice of this is sure to go down a treat at your next afternoon tea or coffee morning.

1Total Time
25Prep Time
35Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    For the cake, heat the oven to 170°C (325°F, gas mark 3). Grease and base line two 20 cm/8in sandwich tins with a depth of 4 cm/1.5in.

  2. Step 2:

    Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, add all the other ingredients except the coconut and whisk with an electric whisk until smooth. Alternatively, beat well with a wooden spoon.

  3. Step 3:

    Stir in the coconut. The mixture should have a soft dropping consistency- if it seems too stiff, add a little water.

  4. Step 4:

    Divide the mixture between the tins and bake for 30-35 minutes, until springy to the touch and golden. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

  5. Step 5:

    Peel off the lining paper and carefully cut each cake horizontally into 2 halves, using a sharp bread knife.

  6. Step 6:

    For the filling and icing warm the jam gently and spread the jam on 1 cake layer.

  7. Step 7:

    Put the shredded coconut, mascarpone, vanilla and icing sugar in a bowl and whisk until combined.

  8. Step 8:

    Carefully spread a thin layer over the cake layer spread with jam. Place another cake layer on top and repeat with the jam and coconut filling. Repeat with the third cake layer and put the plain cake layer on top.

  9. Step 9:

    Spread the rest of the icing over the top and sides of the cake and dredge thickly with shredded coconut.


    • 175g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 1 tsp Baking powder
    • 3 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 175g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 175g Silver Spoon White caster sugar
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 75g Dessicated coconut
  • For the filling and icing

    • 7 tbsp Raspberry jam (seedless)
    • 50g Dessicated coconut
    • 450g Mascarpone cheese
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 1 tbsp Silver Spoon Icing sugar
    • 110g Dessicated coconut (to decorate)

Great recipes and more at

Exclusive gifts and kits to take your baking to the next level Competitions and baker of the month prizes More than 1,000 recipes to try.