Coconut Cream Cake

Coconut Cream Cake reminds me of my dad.  It is his absolute favorite and he requests it on his birthday every year.  It is such a sweet and moist cake and I know you are all going to love just as much as my family does!  Give it a try!  It might be the perfect dessert for your summer BBQ.

Coconut Cream Cake from ...This cake is perfection! moist, delicious SO easy to make!

Coconut Cream Cake

Coconut Cream Cake from ...This cake is perfection! moist, delicious SO easy to make!

By Chef in Training May 27, 2012

A delicious, sweet and moist cake


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  1. Prepare white cake mix as directed on box. Stir in 1/2 cup sweetened coconut to batter.
  2. Pour into a 9x13 and bake as directed on box.
  3. While cake is still hot, poke holes with fork and drizzle Coco Lopez evenly over the top.
  4. Chill in refrigerator until cool.
  5. Top with cool whip.
  6. Sprinkle sweetened coconut (or toasted coconut) over top.


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  1. 1

    This a great recipe. I found the Coco Lopez cream of coconut milk near the drink mixes not on the baking aisle. Be sure to get the cream not just coconut milk. On the Coco Lopez website they suggest using a can of sweetened condensed milk as well but it is totally unnecessary unless you want the extra calories.

    • 2

      I use the milk instead of water in mix. and yes condensed milk does make it moister,also add coconut to mix. Easy,and a winner

  2. 3

    LOVE your recipes!! Quick question…when using cool whip in/as a frosting, does the cake need to be refrigerated? Thank you for all you share! :O)

  3. 4

    Wow, that pic is just stunning!

  4. 5

    This looks great! I am definitely trying this recipe.. Reminds me of a Tres Leches Cake. Thanks!

  5. 6

    This is my dad’s favorite too! He is obsessed with it. I’ve made it with the sweetened condensed milk…but we love super sweet desserts over here.

  6. 7

    Hi Nikki! I found you via Pinterest and so glad I did. I love, love, love coconut and this recipe looks too easy not to try.

    Enjoy your weekend,


  7. 8
    L. M. Nobles says:

    Super good!! Not hard at all….really liked the whip topping. It looked great with the toasted coconut on top!

  8. 9

    My father is also a coconut cake fanatic, so he will be thrilled when I make this for Father’s Day! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. 10

    Here in Rochester, MN, this cake is known as Bunnie Cake, made famous by The Canadian Honker Restaurant. I like to make the cake with real whip cream … not a fan of Cool Whip!

  10. 11

    I LOVE this cake. I’m not a huge fan of cake, but this is one cake I actually request-and make-on a regular basis. Beautiful picture, great recipe :)

  11. 12

    Quick question: I can’t find Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut can I use sweetened condensed milk and coconut oil? or Coco Colada……which is non-alcoholic mix with real cream of coconut?

  12. 13

    This recipe was amazing! I added the milk instead of the water like Linda said. But, i also added an extra cup of sweetened coconut in the batter and went crazy for the top. It was easy to make and came out very moist.

  13. 14

    Do you add 1/2 cup shredded coconut to the batter?

  14. 15
    Heather says:

    I made this for a BBQ yesterday and it was a huge hit! So good! Just a note, if you can’t find that specific cream of coconut, there is usually another brand in the grocery store near the alcoholic dink mixes.

  15. 16
    jennifer watson says:

    Just made this for Father’s day! it was a big hit!!! I topped the cake with toasted coconut – slivered almonds and fresh berries! it was gorgeous looking and tasted just as great!!! Served with homemade ice cream!