This is one of those "semi-homemade" recipes that guests always think that I spent much more time than I actually did. This is a light, very pretty dessert that stands out on dessert tables and buffets. Perfect for Easter, luncheons, church functions and teas. Because it's so pretty and something different, be sure to take copies of the recipe with you. ;)
Prepare cake mix as directed on package adding poppy seeds and coconut extract to batter. Pour into greased 13x9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Don't over-bake. Cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Spread over the cake.
Spread with whipped topping. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.