Moist Coconut Pudding Cake

"AWESOME!! As each day goes by this pudding cake mellows and gets better. A very moist cake with a creamy custard on the bottom. This cake is lighter than it appears and would be a good after dinner dessert for guests."
photo by Seasoned Cook photo by Seasoned Cook
photo by Seasoned Cook
photo by Seasoned Cook photo by Seasoned Cook
Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Mix cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, pour vanilla pudding mixes, cold milk and water. Beat and mix well until blended. Pour over cake batter in pan.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 30 minutes. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove and put topping on.
  • TOPPING: Mix coconut flavor pudding mix with 1 cup of cold milk. Pour over chilled cake and sprinkle with coconut.
  • Keep refrigerated. Pudding cake will increase in flavor as it mellows in refrigerator after one day. Time does not include refrigeration time.

Questions & Replies

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  1. disneymamom
    I purchased thai coconut milk. Will that enhance the flavor of the cake instead of the regular milk? Also, instead of vanilla pudding mix, I purchased the coconut pudding mix. Any thoughts if this will take good or be too much? Thank you in advance~!!
  2. Felicia C.
    Can I use white cake mix would it come out as good


  1. SJones
    This was delicious! Would also like to try it with chocolate. Thanks so much for posting!
  2. Theresa S.
    Hi! I made this recipe using The Coconut Cream Pudding mix & a Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix After pouring pudding mixture over the cake I sprinkled on slivered almonds. And for the frosting I’m going to use Cream of Coconut & heavy cream My hubby loves Almond Joy candy bars. I’ve made the Almond Joy Cake & he asked me if I was trying to give him a heart attack because it was so so rich. He’s 61. I’m hoping this cake hits the spot( but not his heart). It’s in the oven now & after chilling it probably until tomorrow I’ll whip up the frosting. Fingers crossed that it tastes as good as it sounds. Thank you for the recipe.
  3. grammy gini
    Just baked this delicious looking creation and looking forward to enjoying it after cooling. That's the most difficult part! Thank you for sharing this yummy cake.
  4. bekarella
    Super delicious cake. I made whipped cream, not too sweet, and folded it into the coconut pudding. Perfect
  5. Linda Z.
    This was a delicious cake.I did substitute coco Lopez instead of the pudding mix.I have been asked by my neighbors to make a dozen more cakes!


  1. Linda Z.
    This was a delicious cake.I did substitute coco Lopez instead of the pudding mix.I have been asked by my neighbors to make a dozen more cakes!


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