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Atkins Coconut Layer Cake Recipe

Atkins Atkins Coconut Layer Cake
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 22 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Difficult
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.









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  • 2 cup Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 8 large Egg (Whole)
  • 1 1/2 cup Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 3 tsp Coconut Extract
  • 2/3 cup Whole Grain Soy Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder (Straight Phosphate, Double Acting)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 6 large Egg White
  • 2/3 cup Dried Coconut


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8-inch cake pans; line bottoms with parchment paper; then grease the paper.  Melt 1/2 cup butter and set aside.  Place remaining butter (1 1/2 cups) on a plate, cut it into 1 Tbsp portions, and keep it at room temperature.
  2. With an electric mixer on high, beat whole eggs, 3/4 cup sugar substitute and 1 tbsp coconut extract until ribbons form, about 5 minutes.
  3. In three additions cup sift soy flour, baking power and salt over egg mixture; fold in with a rubber spatula to combine.
  4. Fold in 1/2 cup melted butter.  Then pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 22 minutes until cake springs back in middle when lightly touched.  Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Line racks with paper towels and invert cake layers.  Gently peel off parchment and cool completely.
  6. For frosting: in a double boiler or a bowl placed over simmering water, whisk egg whites, 3/4 cup sugar substitute and salt until temperature reaches 130°F. Transfer whites to mixing bowl and beat on high speed until cool and fully whipped. Reduce speed to medium and beat in 1 1/2 cups room temperature butter 1 tablespoon at a time until well combined, thick and creamy, about 10 minutes - do not rush the process.
  7. Place one cake layer on serving plate. Mix 1 cup frosting with half the coconut (1/3 cup); frost bottom layer.  Place top cake layer over bottom layer.  Cover top and sides with remaining frosting and pat remaining 1/3 cup coconut over frosting.  Optional:  toast coconut (3-5 minutes at 350°F).  Makes 12 servings.

Cooking Tip

We love the idea of customizing this recipe to make it your own! If you add any ingredients, just be sure to keep an eye on net carbs.

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.