Coconut Pecan Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by yamma

This is a tasty, good looking cake. Great for company. I got the recipe from a fund raiser cookbook many years ago.

Top Review by Cinnamon1025

This was a very yummy (and sweet) cake. The icing was a bit sticky to spread, but the cake looked so pretty when it was done that it was worth the effort. I think the toasted coconut on top was the best part.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease or spray and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
  3. Blend cake mix, pudding, water, eggs, and oil in large mixer bowl.
  4. Beat at medium speed 3 minute.
  5. Stir in coconut and pecans.
  6. Pour in pans and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Place cake on wire racks to cool.
  8. To make frosting:.
  9. Melt 2 T butter in skillet and add 1/2 cup coconut.
  10. Stir constantly over low heat until coconut turns golden in color.
  11. Spread coconut on paper towels to cool.
  12. Cream 2 T butter with cream cheese.
  13. Add milk and beat in confectioners sugar gradually.
  14. Beat until smooth.
  15. Stir in vanilla and remaining 1 1/2 cups coconut.
  16. Spread frosting on tops of cake layers.
  17. Stack layers and sprinkle the golden coconut on the top frosted layer.

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