Coconut Cake

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

This recipe is from my wonderful Aunt Mina, she's full of great recipes (like her Cheese Blitz)! Aunt Mina is a retired teacher and this coconut cake is one of those recipes she picked up from another teacher. Teacher potluck lunches are the best... every teacher brings something spectacular to share with the other teachers, it's heavenly! This cake is heavenly too! I am sorry for the terrible picture but I forgot to take a picture at home so this is a quick picture I snapped before serving it at my mother-in-laws. I took this cake for our family Christmas dinner and my Aunt brought it to our Thanksgiving dinner. It's SO good!

On a side note my cousin Holly (Aunt Mina's daughter) wrote a book called Faith Postures. You should check it out! I am hoping it will teach me to be still and listen, boy does this book have it's work cut out for it! Ingredients
1 box white cake mix (and the eggs, oil, etc. to make it)
1 bag of angel flake coconut
1 can cream of coconut
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tub of whipped cream

Make the cake as directed on package. Mix 1/2 the bag of coconut in with the cake batter and cook in 9 x 13 pan. When finished baking, take a wooden spoon handle (or straw) and poke holes in cake as soon as you take it out of the oven.
Whip together the cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk and pour over the cake and holes. Put in refrigerator and cool. Top with whipped cream and the rest of the bag of coconut!


Lisa said...

sounds delicious and very easy! I think I have all the ingredients in my pantry, too. Uh-oh...:)


Cristie said...

I love coconut! I cake with coconut just has to be a piece of heaven. The book you mentioned sounded interesting- I'll be keeping my eyes open for it.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I love coconut cake, there is just something so comforting about it. Thanks for sharing.

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like a wonderful cake and I love that it is so easy to make!!

Heidi said...

I'm writing this one down. I love coconut and can't wait to try this one out! You are so right about teachers pot lucks being the best. When I worked at the elementary school I loved pot luck day because all the teachers brought their best recipes to try to impress everyone. YUMMY!

teresa said...

oh my gosh, that looks heavenly! i love it!

Julie said...

Yum!! I just had a piece of coconut cake last night that I loved! I was going to get the recipe from my neighbor, but I think this is it! I forgot that you were related to Mina!! I did my student teaching with her and loved her and the experience! Thanks for sharing about Holly's book too!

Michelle said...

This looks really good. I love coconut!

Colleen said...

Oh Carrie.......I am hooking up my horses and sleigh to come over and have a piece of the cake!!! It looks and sounds delicious. Hope you are enjoying the snow days........getting that much closer to spring!!!


Katy ~ said...

I haven't had a coconut cake in for-evah! Boy does this DOES look heavenly!!

solid wood baby cribs said...

I love coconut, too! But I haven't tried using it to make a cake. It is pretty easy so I am going to try it. Thanks.