Delicious Coconut Cake {Using Cake Mix}

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

This coconut cake is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert, just like this Chocolate Bundt Cake , this Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake , and this Cinnamon Nut Coffee Cake 

Coconut Cake using cake mix

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 cake’s rich flavor. You can swap out coconut milk or regular milk in place of water in a cake recipe.

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Delicious Coconut Cake {Using Cake Mix}

A delicious old-fashioned flavored coconut cake.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
decorating: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 -12 servings
Calories: 601cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $15


  • 13 oz yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • cup oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. of sour cream
  • 12 oz. of coconut shavings
  • 1 &1/2 cups of whipped cream


  • Mix cake mix, water, oil, and eggs. Prepare and bake cake according to the box mix – baking it in 2 (8 in.) square or circle pans
  • 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
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 601cal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg

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