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Jun 17, 2008 02:55 PM

Coconut Cake Recommendations?

Hello Everyone,

My boyfriend requested a coconut cake for his birthday this year. I have no idea where to order one in Austin?! I'm not very familiar with bakeries in Austin, and the ones I do know don't bake coconut cakes. Help me make my boyfriend's birthday spectacular!


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  1. I know that Russell's Bakery sells a coconut cake that many people like. I am not personally recommending it, just passing along the info:

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    1. re: angusb

      Yes! I was just going to post the same thing--try Russell's. Had one several months back and it was very good.

    2. CocoLeches cake at Chez Zee is to die for!!!

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      1. re: curlykerry

        Agreed. It is awesome -- moist and not too terribly sweet.

        1. re: bookgrrl72

          A recipe suggestion for making your own was moved to the Home Cooking board at:

      2. Thank you so much for all of your suggestions! I ordered a cake from Russell's this morning. I thought about baking a cake for him, but I'm not a great baker and I don't want to take the risk!

        1. this seems really weird, but Fuego's on north lamar, that specializes in "cali-mex" has the most delicious coconut cake. also tres leches, but i think the coconut cake is the best.

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          1. re: yimay

            We went to Fuego's for the first time tonight and had the coconut cake for dessert. It was fantastic, served warm and was almost like a bread pudding. The female owner told us that they make all of the desserts themselves from family recipes.