Rave Reviews Coconut Cake

Mary R Morris Recipe

By Mary R Morris photosister

10 Min
35 Min

This is a recipe I have made for years ,it is one of my brother Charles favorite Christmas and Easter cakes.My late brother Pierson all way's wanted it for his Birthday Cake.I first found it in 1978 in a magazine .The recipe has the date on the bottom of the recipe card I cut out .It is from Baker's Angel Flake...

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1 package (2 layer size) yellow cake mix-no pudding in mix
1 package (3.4oz) jello vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
1 and 1/3 cups of water
4 large eggs
1/4 cup of a good vegatable oil
2 cups bakers angel flake coconut
1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans(i use walnuts)
4 tablespoons of butter
2 cups of angel flake coconut
1 package of (8 oz )cream cheese
2 teaspoons of milk
3 and 1/2 cups of sifted confectioners (powered)sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Blend cake mix ,pudding mix,water ,eggs,and oil in larger mixer bowl.Beat at medium speed of electric mixer 4 minutes.Stir in coconut and walnuts.POUR into three (3) greased and floured 9-inch layer pans.Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (test with tooth pick)..Cool in pans for 15 minutes ;remove from pans and cool on rack.Till totaly cool .Fill and frost with the Cream Cheese Frosting listed below..
Frosting:Melt two tablespoons of butter (use Real Butter)in skillet.Add coconut ;stir constantly over low heat untill golden brown.Spread coconut on paper towel to cool.Cream Cheese,with two tablespoons of butter .Add milk and sugar alternately,beating well .Add vanilla ;stir in 1 and 1/3 cups of the coconut.Spread on tops and side of the cake layers.Sprinkle with the remaining coconut::::; Personal Note ....... Besure you toast the coconut the way the recipe say's,in a skillet .The butter adds to the taste.I once did it in the oven and it did not have the same taste
HIGH altitude areas ,increase water to 1 and 3/4 cups of water add 1/4 cup of flour...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Sep 29, 2011
Thanks for posting this great recipe, Mary I have made this and I say it is Family tested.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Sep 29, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Julia Ferguson judyjellybean
Sep 29, 2011
Mary, Yum, this sounds so good. Saving for a big celebration, thanks for shaing.
Shelia Tucker cookbooking
Sep 29, 2011
Mary this sounds good , On the holidays i always say we need a coconut cake , I'll make this one. And for some reason ,it always makes me so Happy if my brother likes my cakes , And I see it's approved by your Brothers as a favorite too . So Printed and saved. Thank-you for sharing your recipe.
Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet
Sep 29, 2011
This looks so good, Mary. I saved it to try later this month. I love anything coconut.
Sep 29, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: COCONUT LOVERS UNITE
Toni T Toni6921
Sep 30, 2011
Mary, my Father and I loved Coconut Cake. I love it with pineapple filling also. Thanks for sharing a beloved family favorite with us.
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Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jan 7, 2012
This is another good one Mary.
Gia Peterkin Trower peterkig
Sep 23, 2015
Hi, I am so glad you posted this recipe, I had cut if off a bag of Baker's coconut back in the 80's and lost it. I use to make it all the time. Thank you
Mary R Morris photosister
Sep 23, 2015
Hi Gia, I am like you I hate it when I lose a favorite recipe . After that happen to me a few times , I learned to make my self extra copies. Esp these old recipes... Baker Angel Flake coconut had some of the best coconut recipes. I am glad you found it here. One thing I love about this site is we can all ways find some of the old recipes here . If you like Coconut Cream pie I have very old one post on here made with half and half.
Gia Peterkin Trower peterkig
Sep 24, 2015
Thank you Mary, this looks like a great one as well!