The first time I made this filling I put it in the fridge until I was ready for it. Next time once it cools I will put it directly on cake instead of putting it in the fridge so it will lay better and more evenly on the cake.

Delicious Coconut Filling


  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows or 24 large marshmallows
  • 1 package (14 oz) shredded coconut


  1. Heat milk and butter in saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Add marshamallows; stir until smooth. Stir in cocnut. Remove from heat and allow filling to cool completely.



moxey2000 Says... 2009-12-19 18:12:25

This is good, but not very sweet at all, considering it's a cake filling. I was surprised, since it has marshmallows in it. I wonder if it'd be better with condensed milk instead? I like it and I'll definitely make it again.

southernswthrt Says... 2010-04-24 13:45:51

Does it have to be refrigerated once the cake has been filled? How long can you leave the cake out?

juleskaye518 Says... 2010-04-30 19:08:35

This will be my second time using this and I love it! My problem is that I would rather eat it than use it in someone elses cake!!! It is goooo-oood.

ChunkkeeMunkkee Says... 2010-05-20 11:16:25

Bless ur heart! Just made this, as a cupcake filling for a white cupcake w/coconut flavored buttercream... just thinned it out a lil bit to get it thru the filling tip. Next time I might make a double batch cuz I keep "taste testing" lol...thanks again...this is a keeper!

tylercandace0305 Says... 2010-06-07 11:23:04

can sweetened condesned milk be substituted for the evaporated?

SoniaMamato3 Says... 2010-06-30 19:33:59

can this be made into other flavors? say, by adding raspberry jam?

Raymis Says... 2010-07-27 18:00:08

I'm sure different flavors can be added, but I never tried it.....Adding raspberry jam does sound delicious. I might have to try it :) I also never used milk as a substitute, but will actually try it next time I use the filling and let you know how it turns out. :)

olabren Says... 2010-09-27 13:56:57

Sounds absolutely delicious. Do I need to refrigerate the cake once it has the filling? How long can it stay out, will it spoil. I need it for a wedding cake that will be covered with fondant.

cakelady1958 Says... 2010-12-24 13:59:34

I tried this and it was a little too thick so I added plain vanilla pudding to it and about a teaspoon of coconut extract. It was much easier to spread and DELICIOUS!

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