Sunday, May 2, 2010

Coconut Cake


My sweet friend Erin made this amazing coconut cake on Easter and brought it over and I have been thinking about it ever since. It was SOOOOO good and moist. I LOVE coconut cake almost as much as I love red velvet and this was probably the best I've ever had.

It was the same idea as the Butterfinger cake that Scott requests on a daily basis.

Ingredients:
One white cake mix
14 oz can of cream of coconut (found in the mixed drinks area)
14 oz can of Sweet condensed milk
Cool Whip
Coconut flakes

Bake the cake mix according to the box. While hot, poke holes all over the cake. Mix the sweet milk and coconut milk and pour over cake. Once cake is cool, top with cool whip and the coconut flakes. Keep refrigerated. SO, SO good!

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yum! I am going to try this!


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Shelley said...

Yummy!!! If you are looking for a 'fancy' coconut cake recipe, Paula Deen has a fantastic one. It's yummy layers of cake, icing and coconut. I found she was WAY off on the prep time - it took me at least 45 minutes to get everything mixed up and put back in the fridge/pantry. But it's pretty and looks nice on a table for parties.

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

I make this cake every year for my dad for his birthday. It's his favorite =) Yum, I can't wait until July!!!!

One Crafty Cupcake said...

I've been making this forever! It is seriously the best coconut cake around! We've always called this a 'Pina Colada' cake. Yum. Making me hungry right now!

Shannon said...

Thank you Thank you for posting this! It sounds delicious. I always make your butterfinger cake and everyone LOVES it (especially my hubby) but this is the next one I'm going to make for sure!

Honey, Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat? said...

This looks sooo good.....given the name of my blog, I should not make it...yeah, right! lol ;)

I am going to make this the next time my sister is in town!

Anonymous said...

I love this cake, but I use yellow cake mix instead. The recipe was in an article about Paula Deen that appeared in Family Circle (or Woman's Day?) before she became a huge star.

: )

perrygirl1 said...

What size of pan did you use? It looks great and I want to try it for Mother's Day!

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vaneblu said...

sounds similar to the concept of Tres Leches my favorite cake :)

Anonymous said...

I happen to have most of those ingredients, I am going to try and make it this week. I love anything that has to do with coconut, ha!
Thanks for the great recipe. (:

Leslie Greenwood said...

Thanks for posting this! I was just saying a few days ago that I wanted to search for a good coconut cake recipe.

Valerie H said...

Just made this last night for a family get together and it was a huge hit. Thanks so much for the recipes.

Jennifer said...

This was wonderful and so easy to make! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Such sweet goodness!!

The Summers said...

yummy! thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Hey Kelly,
I know you get so many messages and have tons to do but I was thinking maybe on Fridays or another day of the week you could set up a recipe swap kind of like you do for the show us your life on your recipe blog. I am always looking for some good ideas and I will help you come up with themes. I would love to do it but I just don;t have the traffic on my blog like you do....
thanks for sharing your wonderful life with us. Harper is a cutie and I know I have told you before we just might have to turn her into an Ole Miss Reb so she can date my little guy!!!! ha ha!
have a great weekend,
Jennifer
http://www.jenniferandjohnrussell.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

My mom makes this cake.... and yes, it's always a hit! I had forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me. Now I won't even have to dig out the recipe. Thanks for posting!

agalandherdog said...

Coconut cake is my dad's favorite, so I made this last night for Father's Day dinner. It was a HUGE hit! Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

We love to make this cake but we make it with chocolate cake and it is so yummy - we call it the Mounds Cake!

MemeGRL said...

Kelly, I know you don't have time to reply to everything but I hope you at least get to read this big THANK YOU! I made this cake for July 4 and added blueberries and strawberries to make it a flag cake and it was a huge hit at our block party and the other bbq we attended! I love a home-run recipe--thanks so much!

Misty said...

I loved it!!! I found the coconut cake even better the day after it was made. I think the coconut cream / sweet condensed milk soaked into the cake making it more rich tasting.

Careful who you make this for...only true coconut lovers truly enjoy this cake. My husband loves deserts but this was a little too much coconut for him.

Anonymous said...

Love this cake! My Granny makes it all the time!

harriett1047 said...

Made this coconut cake for the first time at Christmas. It was such a success & so easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful recipes with us!