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Macadamia Nut Coconut Cake

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


With a slice of macadamia nut coconut cake, you will sail away to tropical bliss. The flavorful crunch in each bite is pure decadence.



For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 
  • 3 cups granulated sugar 
  • 6 large eggs 
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract 
  • 1 cup chopped roasted and salted macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes, for garnish

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup plus two tablespoons passion fruit juice
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan. 
  2. Add butter and cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Gradually add sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes. 
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating until combined between each addition.
  5. Add half of the flour, and beat until just combined on low speed. Add milk and beat until just combined. Add remaining flour and beat until just combined.
  6. Fold in vanilla extract, coconut extract, nuts, and 1/2 cup shredded coconut until combined.
  7. Transfer batter to the pan. Bake for 70-80 minutes, until set and golden brown. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. 
  8. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on wire rack, for about 2 hours. 
  9. When completely cool, make the glaze. Whisk together juice and sifted confectioners’ sugar until smooth and glossy. Spoon the glaze over the cake and garnish with toasted coconut flakes.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: cake, macadamia nut, coconut, passion fruit