Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a different version on the "Better than Sex cake!" For those of us who truly love coconut. Great for potlucks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. While oven is preheating put 1 cup coconut in a pie pan and carefully toast in the oven, stirring occasionally.
  3. (It will burn quickly so watch it carefully.).
  4. Mix cake mix, eggs, butter and water on medium speed for 2 minutes until mixed well.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup toasted coconut.
  6. Pour into greased 13x9 pan.
  7. Bake about 33-38 minutes until toothpick inserted in center come out clean.
  8. Mix condensed milk with cream of coconut.
  9. Remove cake from oven and poke holes all over cake with the handle of a wooden spoon about 1 inch apart.
  10. Pour milk/cream of coconut evenly over hot cake.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Frost with cool whip.
  13. Sprinkle with remaining toasted coconut, coconut and pecans.
  14. Refrigerate.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is the best Coconut Cake I have ever eaten! The first time I made it with both a box of butter pecan cake mix and yellow cake mix and it came out perfect. The other times I made it with just one cake mix which is what I should have done the first time. Either way, this cake is fantastic. I will continue to make this as my coconut cake. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe. Everyone in my house LOVES it! :)

5 5

As my DH was eating his 3rd piece of this, he said "I don't like coconut, but you can make this for me anytime." Simply delicious. I chose this recipe out of about 10 or 12 others that I had saved. It's now going in to the keeper file. Great!!!

5 5

All I have to say is WOW ! I followed the directions exactly although I was a bit skeptical about adding all of that liquid...but did it anyway. It turned out so moist and delicious....hubby kept telling me that I have to make this again real soon. My future daughter-in-law wolfed it down before this is a definite keeper ! Thanks so much. I will make this one often !