The Ultimate Coconut Cake

The Legendary 12-Layer Ultimate Coconut Cake®

Lucky guests who scored a table on Peninsula Grill’s second ever night of service—February 14, 1997—witnessed history in the making during the dessert course: A towering 12-layer coconut cake that caused heads to turn as it was paraded through the dining room at the end of the evening. Delicious to taste and spectacular to behold, the Ultimate Coconut Cake® was an instant sensation, and it has appeared on Peninsula Grill's menu ever since its Valentine’s Day debut.

Today, Peninsula Grill is famous for its signature 12-layer Ultimate Coconut Cake®, one of the South’s most celebrated desserts. Slices of the cake are served to guests at the restaurant nightly, and entire cakes are shipped across the United States via overnight delivery. The show-stopping Ultimate Coconut Cake® weighs approximately 12 pounds and may be delivered directly to your doorstep.

Treat yourself or surprise someone you love with this beloved cake that has earned praise from AFAR, Bon Appétit, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Southern Living, The Food Network, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Travel & Leisure, TODAY Show, USA TODAY, and Vogue, among others.



“A little slice of heaven…”
   — The New York Times 

“… skyscraper high… light as a cloud…”
​   — Bon Appetit 

“One of the South’s Grand Desserts”
​   — Southern Living 

“Do not forget to order the Ultimate Coconut Cake for dessert!”
​   — Conde Nast Traveler

“The Ultimate Coconut Cake, with loads of buttery frosting and coconut, is so popular that it’s available through mail order.”
​   — Food & Wine

“When we finally cut ourselves some slices of the cake from Peninsula Grill, we agreed that it was close to the best we’d ever tasted. The Peninsula Grill is deservedly famous for its scrumptious coconut cake.”
​   — Vogue

“Don’t miss the decadent coconut cake served at the hotel’s Peninsula Grill restaurant… so beloved that it's shipped across the country. 
​   — AFAR

“All-time favorite dessert”
   — Bobby Flay

“The richest filling, and the best ingredients…”
   — Martha Stewart

“… a thing of beauty”
​   — Delta Sky 

“Best Slice of Heaven”
​   — Charleston City Paper 

As seen on Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Food Finds
 — The Food Network

As seen on Unique Sweets
​​   —  The Cooking Channel

“Best Dessert Cake in the South”
​​   — Turner South 

As seen on TODAY Show
​​   — NBC 

As seen on Good Morning America
​​   — ABC 

“This romantic restaurant is as beautiful inside as it is outside, with palmetto-lined, shaded outdoor courtyard dining and flickering lantern lighting. Peninsula Grill is an ideal date night destination, even if you've already dined elsewhere in the area and are looking only for dessert.

The famous Ultimate Coconut Cake is certainly Peninsula Grill's most popular menu item, dessert or otherwise, and it is certainly worth the hype (and worth ordering). The 12-layer Ultimate Coconut Cake is so well loved that it carries its own trademark, and is even available for online ordering.”

USA Today