Double Coconut Cake
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- 18 1⁄4 ounces white cake mix
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 3 egg whites (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 13 1⁄2 ounces coconut milk (not lite)
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (not lite)
- 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
- 2 cups cream, stiffly beaten with
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Preheat oven according to box instructions.
- Mix cake according to box instructions adding 1/2 tsp of coconut extract to cake ingredients.
- Bake according to pan size and cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
- Whisk the Coconut Milk, condensed milk and remaining 1/2 tsp of coconut extract together.
- While cake is still warm, poke holes with thin bamboo skewer, or long tonged fork, in even rows across top.
- If making a layer cake poke holes in both layers. (Tips: We thought the thin bamboo skewer made the best holes. First dip skewer into coconut milk mixture to prevent cake from being pulled out of holes, then poke cake.).
- Using a liquid measuring cup slowly pour 2 cups of coconut mixture into all holes, and across the cake.
- Cover and refrigerate until completely chilled.
- Save remaining coconut sauce for pancakes, it makes a delicious syrup.
- Frost 9" by 13" cake with favorite topping or whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut flakes.
- If making layer cake unmold carefully and, using 2 wide spatulas, transfer first layer of cake to dish.
- Carefully layer second cake on top.
- Frost, sprinkle with flakes and refrigerate until cake is to be served.
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