Tropical Treats Made with Coconut

Raspberry coconut cake
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Just mention coconut and thoughts of nutty sweetness come to mind. The sweetness is from being a fruit and the texture is similar to eating a nut. Please enjoy these recipes made with this white tropical fruit called coconut.

  • 01 of 08
    Coconut macaroons

    Macaroons are one of the simplest cookies to make.

    Other Macaroon Recipe Variations

    Passover Macaroons

  • 02 of 08
    Coconut cream pie

    Coconut Cream Pie is easily my favorite cream pie. Using cream of coconut makes this pie really flavorful and the lime juice and zest cut down on some of the sweetness.

  • 03 of 08
    Pina Colada Cake
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    Mother would fix this recipe for Christmas and for Easter. I know you'll love the creaminess of this Piña Colada Cake made with ingredients similar to the popular cocktail.

  • 04 of 08
    Coconut ice cream

    This Coconut Ice Cream is perfect for the die-hard coconut lover in your life. It's made with cream of coconut. Yum!

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  • 05 of 08
    Coconut chess pie

    You can double your enjoyment pleasure with this crust-less Coconut Chess Pie, because it makes 2 pies.

  • 06 of 08
    German Chocolate Cake

    Don't be mistaken the German Chocolate Cake itself is wonderful. It's just that the Coconut Pecan Frosting is to-die-for delicious.

  • 07 of 08
    Tropical Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Icing
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    I grew-up eating this cake. It's so sinful, and yet, filled with good things for you. I've had house guests request Tropical Carrot Cake for breakfast. I think this carrot cake recipe is by far the best you'll ever have.

  • 08 of 08
    Italian cream cake
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    This cake was brought to our home for our local supper club. What really made this 3-layer Italian Cream Cake taste fantastic was the toasted pecans, and the fact that it was made from scratch.