French Coconut Cream Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Seasoned Cook

A delicious and pretty coconut cake which gets better each day! The recipe comes from a 1977 church cookbook. It is important for the sour cream mixture to remain overnight in refrigerator - time not included.

Top Review by BogeysMom

I left out the pecans because my husband hates nuts. I also did not have coconut pudding mix, so I used french vanilla and added nearly 2 t of coconut extract instead. The sour cream mixture I made as directed. This was amazing. I split the two layers I made into four, doubled the filling recipe and my, oh my, was this a moist, rich, addictive cake. No more slaving over seven minute frosting for me. This is my new coconut cake recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, coconut, sour cream and vanilla, reserving 1/2 cup of coconut to sprinkle on top of cake. Put mixture in covered container and store in refrigerator overnight for flavors to blend.
  2. Next day mix cake mix, eggs, oil and water. Add pudding mix and pecans to batter. Pour into 3 greased cake pans for layers to be thin.
  3. Bake cake according to instructions on package. Let layers cool.
  4. Spread sour cream mixture between layers and on top. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup of coconut on top. Store finished cake in refrigerator.

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