Louisiana Crunch Cake Recipe

Louisiana Crunch Cake is an easy, delicious Southern cake with sweet coconut, almonds, and a glaze that will make your mouth water! 


FOR THE CAKE: – 2 & 1/4 cups (450g) granulated sugar, divided – 1/4 cup (21g) sweetened flaked coconut, toasted* – 3 cups (360g) cake flour – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 1 teaspoon salt – 1 & 1/2 cups (339g) unsalted butter, softened – 4 large egg – 1/4 cup sour cream – 1 tablespoon vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon almond extract – 1 cup (236ml) buttermilk FOR THE GLAZE: – 2 cups (220g) confectioners’ sugar – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon almond extract – 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream – 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped almonds (or other nut), for garnish – 2 to 3 tablespoons toasted coconut, for garnish

MAKE THE CAKE: Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 12-cup tube pan with flour-based cooking spray.  

Step 1


Sprinkle 1/4 cup (50g) sugar in the pan and tilt it to coat the bottom and sides. Sprinkle 1/4 cup toasted coconut on the pan bottom. Mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Set aside. 

Step 2

Beat the butter and remaining 2 cups (400g) sugar until light and fluffy with an electric mixer on medium speed. After adding each egg, mix well. Stir in sour cream, vanilla, and almond extract.  

Step 3

Lower the mixer speed. Alternate 3 flour mixtures with 2 buttermilk. Just combine. 

Step 4

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan, taking care not to disturb the sugar and coconut coating. To release air bubbles, lightly tap the pan on the counter twice. 

Step 5

Bake 50–60 minutes until a pick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Wait 15 minutes to cool the cake on a wire rack in the pan. Flip the cake onto a wire rack and cool it completely. 

Step 6

To make the glaze, mix confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and almond extracts, and 3 tablespoons of cream. Add small amounts of cream until the glaze is the right consistency. 

Step 7

Pour or spoon glaze over cooled cake and let it drip down sides. Top with coconut and almonds. 

Step 8

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