My Mama made a coconut cake that was a favorite at any and every event! It was so moist and delicious that everyone that tasted it wanted her to make them one personally. Very few asked for the recipe, because their's never came out the same as hers. I don't even have the recipe and as much as I have searched through every scrap of paper, recipes and cookbooks, I've never found her recipe. I do however know what the difference was between hers and all the look-a-likes out there... This is a good basic coconut cake recipe: Basic Coconut Cake Recipe
Mama made a filling that was very light and simple, then kicked up the outer icing and coated it with shredded coconut. BUT the main kicker was, she always sprinkled Coconut Amaretto on the trimmed layers to add a completely elevated flavor and incredible moisture!
One day, I'll get it right... I hope! I sooooo miss her coconut cake!!!