I got this recipe from a friend who got it from Just a Pinch. It makes a dense cake. There is no baking soda or baking powder used in this cake.
1 cup butter, softened
2 pkgs (3-oz each) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp coconut extract)
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1/4 cup coconut milk or cream of coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
Cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar; beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the vanilla then mix in the flour. Stir in the coconut milk if using.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Note: As this cake cools it will fall. That is normal.
Note: Doubling this frosting is recommended.
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla or coconut extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup coconut, toasted, for sprinkling over the top
Note: A few drops of milk, cream, or coconut milk may be added if you prefer a thinner frosting.
Beat the butter, cream cheese, extract, and powdered sugar together until smooth. Sprinkle the toasted coconut over the top.
Cut cake into 24 squares for serving.