I am nuts about coconuts!
And you thought I was just nuts… : )
This week is treat day at school and I am making a few things to share. I found this super easy, super moist, recipe for Coconut Cream Cake. It was the perfect cake to make when you are a little pressed for time cause you start with just a cake mix. I made this delicious cake a couple of days early and put it in the freezer. I can’t wait to share it later this week.
It has a secret ingredients….sshhhh…..
One of the things that makes this cake so, so, so, good, is that it has a whole can of cream of coconut in it. You use half the can in the batter. The other half of the can you pour over the cake while it is still warm. The super sweet syrup seeps down into the cake making it super moist.
If you need a quick, easy and delicious cake, oh, and if you love coconut as much as I do, this cake is perfect for you.
Here is what you need.
You just need a few simple ingredients for this cake. I only had to go to the store to get the cream of coconut. If you have a hard time finding cream of coconut, you will need to look in the liquor department at your grocery store.
The first thing you need to do is start making the cake, following the directions on the back of the box. You can use a white or yellow cake mix.
Next, you need to open your can of cream of coconut. You may need to stir the cream of coconut because the coconut fat might have risen to the top. I pour the cream of coconut into a measuring cup. I think one can has about 1 1/2 cups of cream.
Pour approximately half of the cream of coconut into the cake batter.
With a stand mixer, mix together the cake batter for about 3 minutes on medium. The batter will be slightly thin. Pour the batter into a 9 by 13 greased cake pan. Bake in a 350 preheated oven for around 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle.
While the cake is still warm, take a fork and poke holes into the cake.
Now, you can pour the rest of the cream of coconut over the cake. It will seep into the holes you made into the cake with the fork. Let the cake cool completely now.
When the cake has cooled completely, frost the cake with cool whip. Lastly top the cool whip with the coconut. Add as little or as much coconut as you want.
See how easy peasy this cake it?
It is good too!
Here is the recipe:
Coconut Cream Cake
White or Yellow cake mix (below are the amounts of eggs, water and oil that I used, you can use the amounts that is on the back of your cake box)
1/4 cup oil
1 1/3 cup water
1 can of cream of coconut
1 can of Angle Flake coconut (I could not find a can, so I just used part of a bag of Angle Flake coconut)
1 container of cool whip (sit it in the refrigerator to thaw enough to spread on cake)
With a mixer, mix the cake mix, eggs, water and oil. Add half of the can of cream of coconut. Mix for 3 minutes. Pour the batter into a greased 9 by 13 cake pan.
Bake in a preheated 350 oven for approximately 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
When the cake is done, poke holes in the cake with a fork.
Pour the rest of the coconut cream over the warm cake. Spread coconut cream over the top of the cake if necessary.
When the cake is cooled, frost the cake with cool whip. Top the cool whip with coconut.
I suggest storing this cake in the refrigerator after you top the cake with cool whip.
You will go nuts for this Coconut Cream Cake, just like I did.
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