Momma's Coconut-Pina Colada Birthday Cake

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Serves: 12
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1 box duncan hines coconut cake mix
2 can(s) duncan hines vanilla frosting
1 1/2 c coconut, shredded
pina colada drink mix

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Kimi Gaines Recipe
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orlando, FL (pop. 238,300)
Member Since Aug 2010
Kimi's notes for this recipe:
I made this for my moms 82nd birthday. She's not much on cake, but loves coconut cake.
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Prepare cake as directed on box. In lieu of water use the pina colada drink mix. Bake according to package directions. Cool pans on racks after 10 min.; invert onto a baking rack. Frost when completely cooled then spread coconut in between layer and all over the cake.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Apr 9, 2012
YUUUMMMMMO...Kimi, this sounds real good. Glad your Mom loved it....82 huh, that's great.
user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Apr 9, 2012
Looks Great and sounds fantastic, Kimi. . . Me, I would skip the Frosting and use a less sweet version, like Cool-whip then sprinkle with toasted coconut.
I bet she really enjoyed that treat.
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Apr 9, 2012
oooh Freda, how about a little frosting whipped into the cool whip. It would lighten up the frosting but still have a bit of sweetness.
user Toni T Toni6921 - Apr 9, 2012
I would never have thought of subbing Pina Colada drink mix for the water. Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, Kimi. You have inspired me to try it in the Pineapple Cake Mix, too. I get so much inspiration from the cooks at JAP.

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