Cream of Coconut Cake

Cream of Coconut Cake

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Recipe by  Corinne

“A wonderfully moist coconut cake.”

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Original recipe yields 1 -9x13 inch cake



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Combine the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, cream of coconut and the sour cream and mix well for 4 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool then frost with cream cheese frosting and top with flaked coconut.
  4. To Make Frosting: Combine the softened cream cheese, vanilla, milk and confectioners' sugar. Mix until smooth and spread over cooled cake. Top with flaked coconut.

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I've been looking for and baking different coconut cakes for the past several months (including ones from FoodTV chefs) and I believe this one is the best. I did make a few minor changes, not so much in the cake but the frosting. For the cake, I separated the eggs. I added the egg yolks with the cake mix, but beat and folded in the egg whites once the entire batter was smooth. It makes for a much lighter cake. I also added a touch of coconut oil for a little more intensive coconut flavor. I baked it in three 8" cake pans. For the frosting, I used coconut extract and two tablespoons of the cream of coconut instead of the milk. I added two cups of sweetened shredded coconut to the frosting. Once it was set up (after refrigerating it overnight), I patted more coconut all over the top and sides. It turned out so beautiful that my neighbors have put in their orders. Thank you so much for such a wonderful recipe!



My first Coconut Cake. I felt like I was cheating with the cake mix, but I made this as a layer cake for my mom for Christmas. It turned out AWESOME! She said it was even better the next day. I used "Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting" Submitted by Tom on this website (LOVE this icing for many, many cakes) and I added the remaining cream of coconut to it. De-Lish! Oh, by the way, cream of coconut is found in the mixed drink section of the grocery store. :o) You should try this cake, you won't be disappointed!



People couldn't stop talking about this cake! It's so moist (especially if you pour remaining coconut milk over warm cake)... I used only 3 cups sugar for frosting, and coconut milk instead of regular. Also, added coconut extract to cake and frosting. SO good!

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 298 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 44.1 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 189 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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