Coconut Bundt Cake

This is an incredibly moist cake loaded with coconut flavor! The Cream Cheese Frosting on top is the perfect pairing. This cake with be loved by all who try it!

Coconut Bundt Cake... This is an incredibly moist cake loaded with coconut flavor! The Cream Cheese Frosting on top is the perfect pairing. This cake with be loved by all who try it!

Coconut happens to be a favorite in my family. It is a weakness for both my mom and dad, particularly my dad. Any dessert with coconut in it has him running to the kitchen. Even the smell of it is enough to make us all go weak in the knees.

I knew I had to take my favorite bundt cake recipe and adapt it to have that coconut flavor and the end result was extraordinary!

Coconut Bundt Cake... This is an incredibly moist cake loaded with coconut flavor! The Cream Cheese Frosting on top is the perfect pairing. This cake with be loved by all who try it!

This cake will be one of THE moistest cakes you ever have the pleasure of trying. The cream cheese frosting is the perfect complement to it.

This was the first dessert gone at the gathering I took it to and everyone had the highest praises about it. This will definitely be a recipe I make time and time again. I know you will love it just as much as we do!

Coconut Bundt Cake... This is an incredibly moist cake loaded with coconut flavor! The Cream Cheese Frosting on top is the perfect pairing. This cake with be loved by all who try it!

Coconut Bundt Cake

This is an incredibly moist cake loaded with coconut flavor! The Cream Cheese Frosting on top is the perfect pairing. This cake with be loved by all who try it!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 518kcal


  • 1 box white cake mix dry
  • 3.4 ounces Instant vanilla pudding mix dry
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding, eggs, sour cream, sugar, oil, water and coconut extract and beat for three minutes. Stir in the coconut.
  • Pour into a bundt pan that has been greased and floured.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Then remove from pan and cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat on high until smooth. Spoon frosting into a piping bag and pipe the frosting over the top.
  • Sprinkle with toasted coconut.


Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Medeja

    Looks great! I can imagine this bundt cake tastes lovely

    1. Janet Ohara

      I made this cake yesterday for a family party and it was AWESOME! WONDERFUL recipe! I’ll i definitely make it again! ??

    2. Billie McCaffrey


      I have made this countless times. It's the second most popular bundt I am asked to make for friends and co-workers. Made it for a 30th Wedding Anniversary and decked out in gold candles brought it up a notch to party mode!

  2. Jessi Roe

    Good morning, This cake looks amazing. I do have one question...When you say coconut, do you mean sweetened coconut?



    1. Chef in Training





  3. Kari

    Bundts are so fun to make! How did you get those perfect icing petals??

  4. Tammy M.

    Hi. I looove coconut and this cake looks amazing! I noticed the Cream Cheese frosting recipe does not have any butter? Please confirm. Thank you!

    1. Chef in Training

      correct, no butter :)

  5. Nancy

    Did you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

    1. Chef in Training


  6. Amy

    Can you use whipped cream cheese for this or just regular? Thx

  7. Deborah

    Can you please tell us what tip you used to pipe the frosting with?

  8. Fatima Mohamed

    I went crazy just on the look of it as it seems so scrumptious and mouthwatering cake to have it on my first Bite. Congratulations for such an excellent recipe, must say you are genius.
    Thanks and have put in my email so I can receive it to make it in order and remember you to my whole family. Fatima

  9. Renee


    Made this and it was amazing! I left out the added sugar, and after tasting it, it definitely didn't need it. I also didn't frost it, it was perfectly delicious with just a dust of powdered sugar. My family all agreed this is their favorite new cake. Thank you!

  10. Linda S

    Did you use sweetened coconut or unsweetened?

    1. Chef in Training


  11. Kara


    Text from my father in law after i placed the left over cake from a friends bridal shower on the counter... "Ok..ok...Kara left 2 , 1/2 cakes on our counter....I have not eaten cake this good in years!! She can stay forever as long as she does things like that. =-D"

    Thank you for this incredible recipe!!

  12. Jocelyn Calixtro

    I made it last night but its not what i expected? I think i buy wrong vanilla pudding, i dont know cox i pick small box its says 136g, it really taste good but its looks like a pie cake. Not a bundt cake. When still in the oven, the whole pan is full but when i open the oven it shrink half size. Why its like that?

    1. Jocelyn Calixtro

      Its really taste amazing! Im going to try again

    2. Linda


      Make sure you use INSTANT vanilla pudding!!

  13. naz

    This cake sounds amazing. May I ask the gram (box) size of the ready cake mix and vanilla pudding mixes. Im from SA and want to make sure im using the correct ratios.

  14. Rita

    Can you use coconut oil?

  15. Jess

    May i know the size of the bundt pan?

  16. Tammy Herr


    Made this for a coworker's birthday. It was a hit! Very moist and the icing was perfect with it!

  17. Elizabeth Wilson

    Where do u get the white cake mix I small box instant vanilla pudding

  18. Farah

    Can't find my bundt pan ? Can I use the batter to make cupcakes? What other pan shape will work??

  19. Monica

    I made this today and it was a hit with my family. So moist and delicious. I did use coconut extract in the frosting opposed to the vanilla extract.

    1. Helen

      I made this cake today. But cannot taste the coconut that much. I used coconut cream and the oil what typeshould you use I used vegetable feels a little oily on your fingers is very moist but tastes vanilla pudding like. Left out sugar as well as I don't think it needs it. Have I done something wrong

  20. cj heffner

    I would like to make this as a 9x13 sheet cake instead of a bundt. How would that change the recipe or the cooking time?

  21. Jennifer Phillips

    This cake was absolutely delicious! The only change I made was by using coconut dry pudding mix instead of vanilla. My husband said I could make this cake for every occasion!

  22. Sandi

    Can you freeze this bunch cake? I would like to make two of them.

  23. Joan

    If you use white cake mix, why is it yellow?

    1. Nancy


      The Vanilla pudding makes it yellow!!!

    2. Andrea

      Egg yolks will also make your cake yellow.

  24. Elizabeth

    Hi, I was wondering if I could make this cake 1 day before or is just better to make it that same day.

  25. Chona


    This recipe sounds amazing! What do you mean sweetened coconut? Is it coconut flakes? Or coconut milk?

  26. Lorena

    This has been the BEST cake I have ever made. Thank you guys so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  27. Cheryl O

    People read the recipe. It says sweetened coconut. And did someone really ask where do you buy cake mix and instant pudding? Ha! Obviously you aren't a cook or you have never grocery shopped. Oh well!! Happy baking.

  28. Kay J

    Or, the recipe didn't originally say "sweetened" at the time the questions were asked and maybe questions about where to purchase certain ingredients were asked by people not here in the U.S. and those ingredients aren't well known and/or available there. I think a couple of posts make it obvious that there are visitors here from all over the WORLD Wide Web.

    And I plan on making this tomorrow...can't wait to taste it! I hope subbing coconut oil for the oil will be okay.

  29. Kay J


    Made it this morning and just had a slice. It is sooooo delicious! I had to do 3 substitutions because of what I had on hand and/or personal taste: used coconut oil, coconut cream pudding mix, and chocolate buttercream icing (that was personal taste...I needed chocolate today). The cake itself is so moist and flavorful, and with the chocolate icing, it makes all my coconut-chocolate dreams come true (and I have A LOT of those). Thanks for such a tasty and easy recipe. I'll try the cream cheese icing the next time I make this because there will definitely be a next time.

  30. Amber

    Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe. I just made a second cake! My 81 year old father said it's the best cake he's ever had. Thank you again!

  31. LJ Sass

    I make this all the time it has become my husband's favorite cake. I use coconut water instead of plain water and I use coconut cream instant pudding instead of vanilla.

  32. Tammy


    This is a fantastic cake! So easy to make with such delicious results. I did cut the added sugar in half (used 1/4 cup) and used 1/2 almond, 1/2 coconut extract. Definitely going in the keeper file!

  33. hans

    hi'what is white cake mix?is it all purpose flour if yes how much?

  34. rich

    can i add sliced strawberries to this cake mix without ruining it or should i just put them on top

  35. Gail


    This cake is absolutely delicious! I divided it and made 12 cup cakes and 11 x 7 cake. Ended up freezing half of the cake and had it the other day and it was just as moist and delicious as the day it was made! It tastes like a cake you get at a bakery or fine restaurant.

  36. Txschic


    This was very good, even without the frosting. I did not have instant pudding(3oz) box, only the cook&serve(4.6oz/130g)box, i added it dry to dry cake mix(15.25oz/432g)box and stirred with whisk to blend, then i added wet ingriedients and beat, came out perfect, not dry and it did rise like any other bundt cake. My new favorite cake, thank you for this wonderful recipe!

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  38. LisaLisaOC


    The most delicious and moist cake I’ve ever tasted! I’ve made this cake twice (in two different ovens) and I cannot figure out why the cake breaks coming out of the pan every time! I’m greasing, I’m flouring, I’m also ruining it. LOL. HELP!

  39. Karen

    Is it better to make a day or so ahead of time? Looks yummy. Going to try for Thanksgiving

  40. Yelena

    What type of oil should be used?

  41. Patricia Decious

    I have made this cake twice I Love IT.. This cake is so moist and keeps well.

  42. Leslie

    I never eat the baked goods i make, but this one i did try and it was amazingly delicious! A crowd pleaser for sure.

  43. Rosa

    Hi .. Can I use Coconut cake mix instead White cake mix!!?? thank u fr the recipe!

  44. Esther Hart

    Please tell me the size of tip you use for icing petals on Cake. Looks marvellous.

    1. Chef in Training

      believe it or not its not a tip. I just put the frosting in a zip lock back and snip a corner and just pipe it on with that.

  45. Diane


    Absoluteky the BEST — I’m doing my fourth in just six weeks - this one today is a gift!!!! I even bought a cake box and cardboard insert and a doily! Very professional looking . Everyone LOVES this cake!!!

  46. Lupe Hickey

    This recipe has become a family favorite and the #1 Choice for a birthday dessert. It is moist and ever so good. I love it!

  47. Rita

    I made this cake today, absolutely delicious!

  48. Andrea


    This cake is perfection! I have made this recipe at least 10 times because everyone loves it. I made the recipe as is every time. It is super moist and delicious. The coconut flavor is very subtle so if you want more of it, I would recommend using coconut cream pudding instead of vanilla and using coconut extract in the frosting instead of the vanilla. I load on the toasted coconut on top and it's always a hit. Makes my kitchen smell amazing!!!

  49. Kathy Kilzer

    Instead of vanilla pudding I used coconut cream instant pudding. Omitted the coconut extract and also omitted 1/2 c sugar. I didn't feel it was needed.

  50. Lisa H


    Holy mother of God. This is an amazing cake. I did not use the added sugar as another person stated. It does not need it what so ever. Just simply amazing no frosting just a little powdered sugar. Thank you so much for this recipe. Love love it.

  51. Lorraine

    I just made this cake and all I can is WOW, love it so much more than the Barefoot Contessa’s coconut cake.

  52. Carolyn P


    My husband has been wanting an old fashion coconut cake. I decided to try your instead . Great moist cake . And delicious also. Got his approval. Next time I will only make half the frosting. To much for us. Thanks

  53. April


    Made for a dinner at church, huge success!!! Delicious!!!

  54. Carmen

    Can a box of coconut cream instant pudding dry mix be used instead of vanilla?

  55. Marnie


    I have made the ding ding cake and just made the coconut cake. Ive never used a Bundt pan until I came across these recipes. My new way to make cakes. Why have a boring round cake when you can have a beautiful Bundt cake. I have a few different pans and they have different designs. I love when I flip them out and see how beautiful they are. For this recipe I added a 1/4 tsp. Of almond extract to the cake mix and to the frosting. I added a 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract to the cake mix. I didn't have the coconut extract. It was delicious!!! Thanks for the recipes. I can't wait to make all of them. The ding ding cake is everyones favorite!!!

  56. April

    Does this have to be stored in frig

  57. Karra


    Hello, how do yoyou toast the coconut?

  58. mary ann burke

    Can I make this in an Angel Food Pan?

    1. Chef in Training

      No, Angel food cake pans are very different and it would seep out the bottom and be disastrous in your oven. I am so sorry about that.

  59. Jan Tucker

    Best cake ever
    So most and yummy!

  60. Susan Evans


    This cake was amazing! I used coconut cake mix and instant coconut pudding mix. I mixed all ingredients together, including the sweetened coconut. This is a 5/5 recipe. I will definite bake this Bundt cake again!!

  61. Amy


    I just made this cake yesterday and cut it today. Only change I made was using 8 ounces of cream cheese because I was out of sour cream. It is the most amazing cake I encourage everyone to give it a try. It reminds me of a white coconut cake I used to have as a child at a department store counter.

  62. Jerry


    excellent cake. I made the first one by directions, and thought it was too sweet. The second one I only put 1 table spoon of sugar. It was just right.

  63. Anne


    I just found this recipe and made it for my husband's birthday. I followed the recipe exactly and everyone who tried it said it was the best cake! It got sooo many compliments

  64. Shirley


    Made this coconut cake on Sunday (Mother’s Day) it is sooo good moist and yummy 🤤 thank u for the recipe

  65. Barbara Fryar


    I so wish the recipe was printable; unless I missed it. The recipe looks delicious and I hope to soon try it this summer.

  66. Nona Lynn Bender


    Does this need to be refrigerated because of the frosting

    1. Chef in Training

      yes, I always refrigerate mine if not serving right away.

  67. Mary holmes


    You have the best coconut cake. Almost lost you and recipe
    Mary holmes

  68. Debbie


    Wow! This is the most delicious Coconut cake ever! So easy to make and I can't wait to make another one. I didn't use but half the sugar and probably will use less on the next one. We love it without the icing too. Thank you for such a scrumptious cake recipe!

  69. Debbie


    This cake is incredible! My son has always requested a Red Velvet cake for his birthday and now has chosen this one. We all love this cake. One question, can you use a yellow cake mix or does it have to be white?

  70. Debbie


    Love this cake! It's a winner! One question can you use a basic yellow cake mix?

  71. Robin Connelly

    This cake is delicious! My friends loved it and want more!