7 Reviews

I used to make this cake for any get together back in the 70s. I lost the recipe years ago, but this one is it! Thank you so much for posting such a delicious, easy and fun recipe (both to make and to eat lol!) It is a great recipe guaranteed to be a hit at your next get together!

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Snowpeas March 04, 2011

This was awesome. I used 1/8 cup pineapple juice and 1/8 cup amaretto in the cake rather than the rum. I also used amaretto in the frosting. I toasted the coconut as well. YUMMY!!!

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ChefMsKelly July 27, 2010

This is one of the best "from a box" cake recipes I've ever made! I guess I first made this cake back in the mid 70's ( Ya, I know I'm old!! ) and it's still one of my favorite cakes! Thanks for posting this, Boca Pat- now I won't have to worry about loosing my yellow, faded magazine clipping! :)

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Leslie in Texas April 29, 2007

This was just a taste of heaven! I used 1/2 coconut milk instead of the water and 1/3 cup pineapple juice instead of the rum. I also did the same for the frosting. Next time I need to go easy on the coconut.

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l0ve2c00k April 02, 2007

This was a very light and tasty cake. I did toast the coconut before adding to the cake and topped it with maraschino cherries as did Fifi. I may cut down on the rum in the icing next time, because it was a little strong tasting, IMHO. May have been the type of rum I used. Made for a great looking cake. Thanks Pat for a great recipe.

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~Nimz~ June 12, 2005

Great recipe. I omitted the rum and used pineapple juice reserved from the crushed pineapples. I used 2 boxes of coconut cream pudding, one in the batter, and one in the frosting. My cook time was approx 40 minutes or so. I was somewhat concerned because the cake batter was so stiff and thick, but it baked up well. I added a bit of coconut in the frosting, and then added toasted coconut on top. I topped the cake with maraschino cherries with stems. I looked beautiful!Thanks for the recipe!

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chef FIFI January 01, 2005

OMGosh! Can we say Heaven? This is scrumptious! Not much more I can say, except that I will definitely be taking this to my next gathering. The down side is, I probably gained 20 pounds from this. Oh well, what's a few pounds? I just could not keep from "sampling" this delightful concoction! Thank you!

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keen5 June 11, 2004
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