Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
Requires a bit of advance preparation, but well worth the planning
- 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 (16 ounce) container whipped topping
- 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
- 1 (12 ounce) package frozen coconut, thawed
- One day in advance, mix the filling.
- Cover, and keep in the refrigerator overnight.
- The next day bake cake mix according to directions on package.
- When cool, slice cakes crosswise to make four layers.
- Spread filling between layers.
- (Be generous!).
- Spread final layer on top of cake.
- This should be kept in the refrigerator, and will keep up to a week.
I love this cake and so did everyone else who ate it. I did use the cake mix extender (found on this site) to help increase the height of each layer. Also this cake is soooo easy to make. I plan on making this for Thanksgiving this year but will eliminate the coconut, since not everyone likes coconut. This can easily be made a few days ahead. It keeps fresh in the refridgerator.
This was the best tasting cake that I've had in a long time. It reminds me of the Pepperidge Farm Coconut Cake. We enjoyed it so much. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe.
This was wonderful. Definitely a keeper. I made it for my sons 4 bday since I didn't want a ton of sugar but still wanted a tropical flair. I also added the crushed pineapple and used Cake Mix Extender #54269. I actually quadrupled the recipe for the frosting/filling and left out the sugar. I piled it all on pretty thick since this was a childrens party. I divided the mixture in half and tinted one half blue for ocean since it was a fish themed party and we had sugar paste fish all over it. Everyone loved it, even the picky kids although there wasn't a lot of sugar. The cake was wonderful and moist, & with the extender was nice and high. LOL I think with the layer of filling and then the frosting, it all probably added about two inches to the cake. The frosting was nice and fluffy and had a nice mellow flavor that I really liked. It was plenty sweet enough without the sugar for my tastes.