This cake is INSANELY DELICIOUS!! The only thing I did differently was replace half the amount of water called for in the cake mix with coconut milk. It was ready to eat this morning, and there is just one little piece left tonight. Perfect amount of sweetness. Really the best coconut cake Ive ever had! THANK YOU!
I hate, hate, hate to be negative, but (there's always a but) this recipe was pretty disappointing. I couldn't find my tired and true sour cream coconut cake recipe, so I searched the Internet. This one came up with 5 stars, so I thought I'd try it. After being very disappointed, I searched and search and finally found my recipe. I started comparing the two. First, 16 oz of sour cream is way too much, and the fact that you don't mix anything with it makes it just plain Cool Whip-tasting - yuck. Mine calls for mixing some of the coconut mixture with the Cool Whip - gives it a great taste. I personally don't like eating straight Cool Whip. Then, only 1 cup of sugar for the coconut mixture just isn't enough (and I don't like things too sweet). Lastly, frozen coconut - I know, I know, everyone says to only use frozen coconut because it's very moist. I couldn't tell that it was more most than non-frozen coconut. But, the biggest letdown was the size of the frozen coconut. It's so thinly shredded that it just didn't taste like coconut. The texture is just weird. I will never use frozen coconut again. One other thing, there was so much sour cream and all that plain Cool Whip that the cake was just a liquid-like amateur cake. I've been baking for years, but this cake looked like my kids assembled it. I did appreciate the callout to purchase Duncan Hines and the tips on preparing the cake in advance.
This was the best Birthday cake ever!!!! I loved it!!! Very moist and full of coconut flavor. Will request it again.