The Best Coconut Cake Ever

Best Coconut Cake

I love to cook. In fact, I have decided to block off every Wednesday for cooking. And I mean all day. Earlier this year I tried a new recipe called The Best Coconut Cake Ever. I honestly think it really was the best and I can’t wait to share it with you!

So what makes this the best coconut cake ever?  It was fun to make, easy to make, and it tastes incredible. I love that this is the perfect cake for Summer and I think a lot of you might want to try the recipe. There are still a few days left this summer for summer desserts. And I wanted to mention that I found the recipe on a great blog called Home Made Interest.

This easy coconut cake is moist and delicious and uses fresh coconut! I absolutely love coconut and this cake is the perfect dessert for coconut lovers. I did taste the batter and it was delicious. And nothing is better than a cream cheese frosting. 
 
Assembling the cake was very easy. The cake was easy to handle and the frosting was really easy because it was so smooth.
 
cakes in the oven
I haven’t made a lot of cakes that are three layers high. I love that this cake looks so tall and great!
 
adding frosting to a cake
I love to decorate cakes even though placing coconut all over a cake does not really constitute decorating. When I was younger, I decorated a lot of cakes. I wasn’t a professional by any means, I was 12, but I decorated a lot of birthday and baby and graduation cakes! I even was hired by my neighbor to help her decorate wedding cakes. Some day I might have to try it again. That would be really fun!
 
icing a coconut cake
Decorating this cake is very easy. All you have to do is “throw” coconut on it. Depending on how much you like coconut, you can also add it to the sides of the cake. 
 
adding coconut to a frosted cake
This recipe is simple and I think you will love it. It is especially good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 
 
Yield: 20 servings

The Best Coconut Cake

The Best Coconut Cake

This really is the best Coconut Cake Ever!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (15.25 oz) boxes White cake mix
  • 16 ounces Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 6 Eggs
  • 15 ounces Cream of coconut (such as Coco López)
  • 16 ounces Cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons Milk
  • 2 pounds Powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 4 bags Fresh frozen coconut (about 24 oz)

Instructions

  1. Cake
  2. Heat oven to 350°F
  3. Mix cake mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, and cream of coconut in a large bowl.
  4. Divide cake batter into evenly between three 9” pans that have been greased and floured.
  5. Bake approximately 30 minutes at 350°F or until you can put a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Frosting
  8. Whisk powdered sugar and cream cheese together in the bowl of your mixer.

    Add vanilla and keep whisking. Add milk as needed to reach a spreadable texture
    (this may not take all 4 tablespoons of milk).
  9. Whisk powdered sugar and cream cheese together in the bowl of your mixer.
  10. Assemble Cake
  11. Place one 9 inch round cake on a cake stand and frost the top of the layer. Place the next cake round on top.
  12. Frost the top of that round and place the final round on top.
  13. Frost the top and sides of the cake.
  14. Press coconut into sides and onto the top of the cake.
  15. The cake really is fabulous. And even though it starts with two boxes of white cake mix, I think this is a great homemade recipe!
















  16. Frosting


  17. 1.    
    Whisk powdered sugar and cream cheese together
    in the bowl of your mixer.


  18. 2.    
    Add vanilla and keep whisking. Add
    milk as needed to reach a spreadable texture (this may not take all 4
    tablespoons of milk).


  19. 3.    
    Whisk powdered sugar and cream
    cheese together in the bowl of your mixer.


  20. Assemble Cake


  21. 1.    
    Place one 9 inch round cake on a
    cake stand and frost the top of the layer. Place the next cake round on top.
    Frost the top of that round and place the final round on top.


  22. 2.    
    Frost the top and sides of the cake.


  23. 3.    
    Press coconut into sides and onto
    the top of the cake.


  24. The
    cake really is fabulous. And even though it starts with two boxes of white cake
    mix, I think this is a great homemade recipe!





 

the best ever coconut cake

As you can see, the cake was popular in our home. And I added coconut to the sides. I told you I love coconut. Especially when it’s on the best coconut cake ever.

coconut cake

The cake really is fabulous. And even though it starts with two boxes of white cake mix, I think this is a great homemade recipe!

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6 thoughts on “The Best Coconut Cake Ever

  1. Could you make cupcakes instead and freeze them after baking to use as needed? What do you think the yield would be and baking time for cupcakes?

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