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This Coconut Cake Using Cake Mix tastes just like a delicious old-fashioned cake. Using a cake mix for this coconut cake is a great shortcut to this decadent dessert. The whipped cream frosting in between four layers of yellow cake is the superstar of this delicious treat.

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Coconut Cake Using Cake Mix

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This cake will be the hit of the dessert table.

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How do you make a box cake into a bakery cake?

  • Still use the directions on the back of the box, but consider adding another egg, using coconut milk (or milk) in place of water, use melted butter in place of oil, and make homemade frosting.

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Can you use coconut milk instead of water in a cake recipe?

  • Yes. As a matter of fact, using milk instead of water will add to the rich flavor of the cake. You can swap out coconut milk or regular milk in place of water in a cake recipe.



Delicious Coconut Cake {Using Cake Mix} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

A delicious old-fashioned flavored coconut cake.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 minute
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • Additional ingredients from the box mix
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. of sour cream
  • 12 oz. of coconut shavings
  • 1&1/2 cups of whipped cream


  • Prepare and bake cake according to the box mix – baking it in 2 (8 in.) square or circle pan
  • Let cool completely
  • Once cooled, slice each baked cake down the middle – horizontally (making 4 layers)
  • Blend sour cream, sugar, and coconut
  • Spread all but 1 cup of mixture between layers
  • With the rest of the mixture, add the whipped cream
  • Spread over the sides and top of the cake
  • Seal cake in an airtight container or use plastic wrap to cover the cake
  • Let set out for 1-2 days before cutting into and serving


Covering cake:

  • To avoid cake frosting sticking to the clear wrap, you can do a couple of different methods…
  • Use toothpicks inserted into cake to keep clear wrap away from frosting
  • Place cake into the refrigerator for 1 hour to harden the frosting before wrapping it


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