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Coconut Cake

I found this recipe in a Betty Crocker Recipe Magazine and tweaked it a little. I swear by Duncan Hines. I think it has the most flavor and it's really moist. AND I add pudding into every mix to make it even more moist. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.


  • 1 box of Duncan Hines White cake mix 1 box of White chocolate pudding 1 can (14 oz) Coconut Milk (NOT cream of coconut) 1/4 cup water 3 egg whites 1/2 cup of Large Coconut Flakes


Preheat over to 350 degrees. Mix dry cake mix and pudding in a large mixing bowl. It helps to break up the large pieces making for a smoother cake. Then add in milk, water, and whites. Mix for 2 minutes until all lumps are gone, then stir in coconut flakes. Bake 28 to 33 minutes.

Comments (38)

OMG. I'm so excited you posted this. I've been looking for a coconut cake recipe using a cake mix for weeks now. Most of them tell you to do the 'poked hole' method and I didn't want to do that. I'll be using this for sure! Thank you!!!!!
what kind of filling/frosting do you use with this sounds delicious!!
Thank You sooooo much!!!! I have also been looking for a coconut cake recipe for the longest time. I'm trying this tonight!!!
I use a white chocolate buttercream or even a regular BC. I'm in the process of making an Almond Joy Cake. Same cake but a layer of chocolate BC and a thin layer of slivered almonds in the middle and frosted with the chocolate BC.
great cake! I am using the "ultimate pina colada" filling for this cake so i'll definitely let you know how well it comes out :)
Anyone know if this is good for stacked cakes?
It sets just like a pound cake. I would like it would be ok to use for stacking
Almond joy sounds great. I bet it would be amazing with a ganache glaze!
Oh thank you so much for posting this. I made a coconut cake for a customer last weekend. I do one for her every single year and never had a problem. She just called me and said she hated to tell me and the cake tasted so good, but when they cut into it, it just crumbled and was just a mess. I was so embarassed. I offered her another cake at no charge and now I'm just scared to death to make the same cake since it failed, so I was looking for a recipe and seen yours. I seen where you said it sets like a pound cake, so that tells me it should cut smooth and not crumble, so I'm gonna give it a try tonight. You may have just saved me a customer. Thank you sooooo much!
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I love making this cake,but instead of using the white chocolate pudding,I use coconut cream pudding and don't even need to add flakes....delish!
Does anyone know if this is good for carving? I have a request for a convertible-shaped cake and they would like coconut cake.
Best coconut cake EVER! Wonderful flavor and incredibly moist! It does set very nicely, it baked so evenly I barely had to level it. Boo for me cuz there were no scraps to munch on!! I filled it with the delicious coconut filling and it was a big hit.
Made cupcakes of this recipe last night as a trial for an order in October. OMG!!! So amazing. I loved it! Can't wait to share my cupcakes today and see what others think. Definitely found a new favorite cake. Baked so nice and was perfect for cupcakes too!!
i have been to every grocery store and cannot find coconut milk... is there anything i can substitute for it???
Anyone try this with whole eggs? ErinVA: coconut milk would be in your Asian food section of the market, or do you have an Asian market in your area? Can't wait to try!
OMG! This cake is soooo goood!! My 8 year old nephew requested a coconut cake for his birthday. I made this one and boy was it scrumdillyumtious!
Look in the Asian food section of the grocery store for the coconut milk.
What frosting tastes best with this cake? I'm making this cake for Thanksgiving but not sure if I should use the 7 minute frosting or a regular buttercream. Thanks!
loveintheoven, I made it with 3 whole eggs and coconut pudding. Turned out great!
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