Refined by Peninsula Grill's Pastry Chef Claire Chapman, this cake tends to be the first choice of Charleston brides and has been given kudos by the likes of Martha Stewart, The New York Times, Vogue, and Bobby Flay. If you don't live in the area and want to order one, not to worry because the restaurant ships nationally on a daily basis. In the meantime, try making your own!
Peninsula Grill, Charleston, SC - Favorite Restaurant Desserts Across the South
Giant Coconut from the Peninsula Grill. The picture on the website has the 3 layers cut in half to make a 6 layer cake. It is likely that you would need to double the amount of filling.
"It’s so cool to walk in from busy Market Street to the elegance of Peninsula Grill’s plush dining room. This is a classic of the city, with portrait paintings and velvet on the walls. Servers slip past to present Chef Graham Dailey’s savory steak au poivre or Carolina game hen, and fill your glass, again." - @travelandleisure | #PeninsulaGrill #Charleston #RelaisChateaux #tlpicks #traveltoeat #explorecharleston
It's hard to beat a good coconut cake, especially if you live in the South, but the actual baking can be a pain on your own. It's not because the cake is necessarily hard to get right, it's just that it may take more time than you're used to. If you're in the South — let's say Charleston — and you're in need of a decadent coconut cake, you probably won't find anything better than what comes out of the Peninsula Grill.