You’ll Want To Travel To Charleston Just For A Slice Of This Famous Coconut Cake

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You’ll Want To Travel To Charleston Just For A Slice Of This Famous Coconut Cake

The famous coconut cake from Peninsula Grill in Charleston is a slice of heaven!

Foodie trips are the best trips. Right? Local or not, eating a slice of the coconut cake from the Peninsula Grill in Charleston is something that should be on your bucket list. This mouthwatering dessert has cast a spell on thousands of food lovers to the point where whole cakes have been made available to ship nationwide.

The cake first appeared on the menu of the Peninsula Grill on Valentine’s Day 1997. On top of making the most romantic day a little bit sweeter, the cake made such an impact that it won a permanent place in the restaurant’s repertoire. Not long after, it became a popular choice at Charleston weddings.

The delight is made of 12 layers in total: 6 of butter cake and 6 of creamy coconut filling. It’s covered with smooth cream cheese icing, toasted coconut flakes, and simple syrup. The slice of cake at the restaurant is perfect for sharing (or food lovers with a big appetite), weighing almost a pound.

The Ultimate Coconut Cake has been praised by multiple personalities and publications, including Bon Appétit, Saveur, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, TODAY Show, and Vogue.

The restaurant sells a whole cake and ships nationally daily. It’s $130, and you can buy it online at the Peninsula’s official website. 

Where:📍 112 N Market St

Hours: ⏰ Mon-Sun 5:30pm-10:00pm 

Featured image by The Ultimate Coconut Cake. 

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