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florabama coconut cake

a recipe by
Lark Dunton
Roanoke, VA

Got this recipe from a girl I went to nursing school with. It's so good, I also call it funeral cake 'cause it's good enough to take to a wake. I have also used Greek yoghurt and fat free cool whip to make this. It lends itself nicely to decorating with flowers, candy, or fruit.

serves 10-20
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For florabama coconut cake

  • 1 box
    basic butter cake mix
  • 8 oz
    sour cream
  • 2 pkg
    frozen coconut
  • 2 c
  • 1 pkg
    cool whip, 8 ounce tub

How To Make florabama coconut cake

  • 1
    mix up sugar, coconut and sour cream. Put in refrigerater to chill
  • 2
    Make butter cake according to package directions. You can make 2 or 3 cakes, depending on the size of pan you use. I have also used a pound cake for the cake recipe
  • 3
    Split the layers in half, making sure that they are flat so the cake lays right. I save the tops and add all of them to the top of the layers so the cake stands up really tall
  • 4
    Save out 1 cup of mixture from step 1. Spread the rest of it between the layers of the cake
  • 5
    Mix the saved out cup of coconut mixture with the Cool Whip. Spread this over the cake for frosting. Keep in refrigerator.