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1234 Coconut Cake

 Published 2008-Dec-31   Updated 2017-Jul-25

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Coconut Cake, 1234 Cake)

This cake is called the 1234 cake because it uses 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups maida (All Purpose Flour) and 4 eggs. You can make a simple 1234 cake by using 1 cup of milk along with the above ingredients. To bring in the coconut flavor, we use coconut milk instead. The cake is then finished with any frosting of your choice and lots of sweetened shredded coconut flakes.

Recipe For 1234 Coconut Cake


  • All Purpose Flour(Maida) - 3 cups (If you want more coconut flavor, use 2.5 cups of maida and 1/2 cup of shredded coconut)
  • Unsalted Butter - 1 cup (at room temperature)
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Eggs - 4 (yellow and whites separated)
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Milk/Coconut Milk - 1 cup


  1. Beat the butter with a hand mixer until it is fluffy.
  2. Add sugar and egg yolks to this and continue to mix it.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, salt and baking soda) separately in a bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and milk alternately to the butter mixture and continue to mix it.
  5. Add the vanilla extract to the batter.
  6. Beat the egg whites separately till stiff peaks are formed.
  7. Fold in the egg whites gently with the cake batter.
  8. Transfer the batter to 2-3 cake pans (depending on the size of the pan) and bake it for 25-30 minutes in a oven preheated to 350 degree F.
  9. Check if the cakes are done by inserting a toothpick. The cake is cooked if the toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool the cakes completely before applying the frosting.
  11. For the frosting, I've done a simple whipped cream icing with sweetened shredded coconut flakes all over.

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Comments (4)

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Can we make this cake using pressure cooker?
Person   ()
Yes you can.
Person   ()
I have microwave oven so can we bake these cake in 2 batches . Will the texture of 2 nd cake change?
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cooking in the microwave will definitely change the texture.... if u have convection mode, bake in that..

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Comment by Jasmeen S
        What ways can we decorate the cake to make it look more indian ?
Reply :-
        Hi Jasmeen, You can decorate the cake any way you like. You can google up and get some ideas. You can make colourful rose petals, do some piping, make an indian flag with colored icing. The possibilities are endless.

Comment by tanushree p
         for frosting what simple ingredients can be used instead of whipped cream
Reply :-
       Hi Tanushree, You can make butter cream frosting with some softened butter and powdered sugar.

Comment by budhi lawati
        Drear sir,ms. i am Budhi Raj lawati from usa army camp kabul i am working food service. as a head chef. i was your web side so good i like to thanks your tim c u bye
Reply :-
        Thank you so much Sir.

Comment by rekha dave
          is it nessecary to add salt
Reply :-
         Hi Rekha, Salt enhances the flavours of all the other ingredients. Just a pinch makes a great difference.

Comment by kami patel
          hi , i have a question instead of separating egg white and yolks. can i just mix it with the flour. pls let me know
Reply :-
         When you beat the egg whites, it makes it light and fluffy. This in turn makes the cake lighter. You can add the whole eggs directly but the texture of the cake will be a little denser.

 Published by on and last updated on 2017-07-25.