July 6, 2023

Tom Cruise Cake

Now, you might be wondering, “What in the world is a Tom Cruise Cake?”. But wonder no longer, we’ll clear that up… it’s a cake that can do crazy maneuvers in a fighter jet and scale insanely high skyscrapers. Does that clear things up? Good, moving on… OKAY FINE, it’s not that.

The ‘Tom Cruise’ cake is a coconut bundt cake that the man himself sends to close friends and family every year.

To clarify: you won’t find any secret agent gadgets or risky aerial stunts in this recipe. Instead, we’ll embark on a scrumptious baking adventure that even your little ones can join in on!

What you’ll need:


3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring the pan

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3 cups white sugar

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

6 large eggs, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon coconut extract

1 cup sour cream

2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup white chocolate chips


4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut

What you’ll need to do:

Step 1:

To make the coconut cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.

Step 2:

Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl; set aside.

Step 3:

Beat sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in whole eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extracts, coconut extract, and sour cream: beat until combined.

Step 4:

Add flour mixture and mix until just combined; fold in flaked coconut and white chocolate chips.

Step 5:

Pour batter into the prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to spread batter evenly.

Step 6:

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 25 minutes. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely, about 2 hours more.

Step 7:

To make the frosting: Add cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and salt to a medium bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and slowly mix until incorporated. Add cream and beat until light and fluffy, about 1 or 2 minutes.

Step 8:

Frost the top and sides of the cake; lightly press coconut evenly around the outside.

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