This simple cake is one of my favorite recipes, because I love coconut. The recipe has been mostly eyeing the ingredients so I tried to make the recipe. This has been in my family for years.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
Whisk coconut and sugar together in a bowl. Sift in flour and whisk to combine. Make a well in the middle of the mixture and set aside.
Whisk eggs together in a small bowl and pour into the well in the flour mixture. Add enough milk to reach a slightly thickened, but runny, texture. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Pour simple syrup over cake before serving.
Per Serving: 184 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 29.2g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 21.1mg; sodium 14.5mg.