Cream of Coconut Cake

"This cake is sooooooo moist and delicious. It can be eaten right away, but is so much better if left in the frig for a day or so. My times are approx."
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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees for shiny metal or glass pans and 325 degrees for dark or non stick pans.
  • Beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl on low speed for 30 second, then on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionaly.
  • Butter and flour 2 round cake pans, either 8" or 9" and dust with flour. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • Bake 8" layers 29 - 34 minutes 9" layers 24 - 29 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans, then place on rack to cool completely before frosting.
  • While cake cools, make frosting by combining the Cool Whip, sour cream, sugar and coconut reserving 1/2 cup of the coconut to toast for garnish.
  • Place first layer on serving dish or cake circle before starting to frost cake. Punch holes with toothpick or skewer and drizzle half the cream of coconut over this layer. Frost this layer and top with second layer. Punch holes in this top layer as with first layer and drizzle with remaining cream of coconut. Frost top and sides and sprinkle with reserved toasted coconut.
  • Cake can be sliced and served immediately, but is much better if kept in refrigerator for a couple of days if you can stand to wait or at least overnight. Enjoy.

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  1. William Uncle Bill
    Hello Cooking202; As they say, "this cake is to die for". The best coconut cake that I have ever had. Tried many different coconut cakes in Hawaii and they were also good, but do not compare with yours. For those who enjoy a good coconut cake, don't wait any longer, make it now, you will not be disappointed. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it is number one on my list. "Uncle Bill"
  2. Nichole N.
    This is an amazing recipe!!! I’m making a 3rd time in 3 months due to people in my family requesting it. It’s not too sweet. It’s absolutely just right.
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  3. Paula S.
    There is a better coconut cake recipe. Americas Test Kitchen. Coconut in everything. Cake, frosting and on top. Divine beyond divine
  4. Johanna
    I made this cake in order to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday at his life group meeting, it was a hit! At first he thought it was from a bakery. There was not one piece left. I've made it four times after that. It helps to let it soak overnight with the cream of coconut and when I bake it I take it out when it just starts to get golden so it can be moist not dry (my oven cooking time is shorter than the instructions). Thank you soooo much for this easy & awesome recipe!!!
  5. 1baytown
    Delicious! I also let it sit for a day prior to serving, was also surprised how it is not too sweet. Thanks!


  1. Chocolate Loverrr
    Awesome cake, awesome frosting. I wasn't able to find cream of coconut so I used a bit of sweetened condensed milk instead. Thanks for the great recipe! I made it for my best friends birthday and she loved it.



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