Fresh Coconut Cake

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READY IN: 8hrs 1min
Recipe by Petdrwife

This has been a Christmas tradition in my family for generations. I remember my great aunt bringing in this tall 3 layer cake with yummy fresh coconut frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 white cake layers (or yellow)
  • Frosting

  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 coconut (only substitue fresh frozen coconut if you can find it, do not use dried)


  1. Bake cake and cool completely.
  2. Open coconut, remove outer hard shell, pare inner brown shell, rinse and grate.
  3. Mix sugar, sour cream and coconut.
  4. Fold in cool whip.
  5. Spread frosting between layers of cake and outsides of cake.
  6. Refrigerate overnight.

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