Anyway, with the few options in hand, I went thru the rest of my larder and found desiccated coconut which I've bought without knowing yet what to do with them :p
I've checked the books again and I found this recipe in Australian Women's Weekly's Food We Love. The recipe is also available in their website over here.
I adapted the recipe and added a handful of chopped toasted pistachios. Since I've more sour cream than needed, I added all in and omitted the milk which worked out fine. I've also cut down the amount of sugar and couldn't be bothered with the icing since it required raw egg whites.
The cake is indeed very moist and have this coconutty fragrant that smell so lovely especially during baking. The pistachios added a nice bite to this cake, this recipe is definitely a keeper.
Moist Coconut Cake
Adapted from Australian Women's Weekly
125g butter, soften
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 & 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
350g sour cream
Preheat oven to 180C and grease a deep 22cm round cake pan; line with baking paper.
Cream butter, essence and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time until combined.
Stir in half the coconut and flour with half the sour cream, then fold in remaining ingredients; stir until smooth.
Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for about 1 hour. Stand 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool.