Coconut Cake

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Need to satisfy a sweet tooth?  This is your cake.  The coconut flavor is subtle, so even those who don’t like coconut will probably like it, especially if you don’t call it “coconut cake”.  I seem to be on a coconut kick lately.  I’m not sure what prompted it, but it’s been a yummy ride so far.

This cake is super easy to make and it tastes better if you make it a day or two before you plan to eat it.  That’s great if you’re having company and you don’t want to be rushing around at the last minute.

Here’s what you’ll need:


1 white cake mix

ingredients to make the cake according to the package directions (in this case oil, water, 3 eggs)

1 can cream of coconut

1 can sweetened condensed milk

something to poke the cake with, like a straw or chopstick (not really an ingredient, but you will need it)

Bake the cake according to the package directions.  While it is still warm poke holes in it with a chopstick.  Stir together the sweetened condensed milk and cream of coconut and pour over the cake while the cake is warm.  Keep spooning the mixture from where it puddles at the edges back onto the middle of the cake.  Let the cake cool completely.  Frost with Cool Whip.  Store in the fridge.

Variations: Stir a small can of crushed pineapple, drained into the Cool Whip before you frost the cake.

I’m thinking a Mounds or Almond Joy cake would be divine.  Use a chocolate cake mix instead of white.  Top the Cool Whip with chopped Mounds or Almond Joy candy bars.  Maybe even stir some chopped candy bars into the cake batter before baking.  I may have to try this myself, but if one of you tries it first, please let me know how it turns out.

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  2. Yum! I love the flavor of coconut but I don’t always enjoy the texture. I love that you used the coconut milk in this! Perfect!

  3. Lethea Benson says:

    This cake makes my mouth water just looking at the photo,yum!!!

  4. Yummy!

  5. I love coconut cake!

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  6. oooh, that sounds tasty! I’ve always heard that coconut cake took a lot of time to make, but this is easy!

  7. This sounds wonderful. I’m bookmarking it for later.

  8. Yummy!!! i cannot wait to try this!

  9. I will eat coconut anything! And this sounds delicious!

  10. Looks so fresh and yummy!

  11. My mom makes a cake just like this only she sprinkles coconut on top of the frosting! It is delicious and it does get better after sitting for a day or so!

  12. leslie keith says:

    i make this all the time how ever after i put the cool whip on top i sprinkle coconut flakes all over the top also i use different cakes like strawberry or chocolate or pineapple the pineapple and coconut taste like pina coloda and the chocolat like almond joy and strawberry coloda

  13. I make this same cake, which is my husband’s favorite. I sprinkle toasted coconut on top of the Cool-whip – reeeeeeeeeally yummy!!!

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