Rave Reviews Coconut Cake

          

A wonderful moist coconut cake perfect for birthday parties. Walnuts and pecans are interchangeable in this recipe.

Original recipe makes 1 -8 or 9 inch layer cake

Ingredients

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/3 cups water
4 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups flaked coconut
2 teaspoons milk
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Blend the cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs and oil in a large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed for 4 minutes. Stir in 2 cups of the coconut and the chopped walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Let cakes cool in pans for 15 minutes then remove and finish cooling on rack.
  4. To Make Frosting: Melt the butter or margarine in a skillet. Add the 2 cups flaked coconut and stir constantly over low heat until golden brown. Spread coconut on absorbent paper to cool.
  5. Cream the remaining 2 tablespoons butter or margarine with the cream cheese. Add the milk and confectioners’ sugar alternately, beating well. Add the vanilla and stir in 1 3/4 cups of the toasted coconut.
  6. To Assemble Cake: Spread tops of cooled cake layers with some of the frosting. Stack them and then frost the sides of the cake. Sprinkle Cake with the remaining toasted coconut.

Nutrition

Calories: 693 kcal
Carbohydrates: 90.9 g
Cholesterol: 102 mg
Fat: 34.9 g
Fiber: 3.6 g
Protein: 7.7 g
Sodium: 578 mg