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Are you looking for an easy, simple, delicious dessert?  Are you a coconut fan?  If so, you will love this Easy Coconut Cake.  

Easy Coconut Cake is made using five simple ingredients including cake mix, coconut, sugar, sour cream and whipped topping.  It is so simple to make and super delicious.  You will not be disappointed in this truly easy and super delicious.

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My husband Jerry loves coconut cake, and this easy coconut cake is his favorite.  It is my favorite coconut cake too.  The sugar, sour cream, and coconut mixture absorb all through the cake making it super moist.  Coconut, sour cream, and sugar are the strange combination of ingredients in this filling, but it is a delicious sweet treat.  I make this cake for special occasions.  We were not home this Thanksgiving or Christmas due to my father in law passing away just before Thanksgiving.  Instead of waiting for Easter to make this easy coconut cake, I decided to make it this weekend.  It was a perfect time before buckling down to try to lose a few pounds.

I have made this easy coconut cake several times using a 9 x 13 baking dish.  This time, I used two eight inch round cake pans.  Baking this cake in round cake pans makes a beautiful presentation.  I love to see the layered filling when you slice a piece of cake.    This cake keeps well.  It truly gets even better after a couple of days if it lasts that long.

How to make this Easy Coconut Cake?

You begin making this easy coconut cake by baking a cake mix according to the package directions.  After the cake cools, you slice the two cake layers in half horizontally.  The filling mixture includes coconut, sugar, and sour cream.  It gets spread in between every layer.  You reserve a cup of the coconut filling and add a tub of whipped topping.  This mixture will frost the entire cake.  The frosting is extremely light, fluffy, sweet and beautiful.

If you love easy recipes and coconut, you have got to give this recipe a try.  

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4.8 from 5 reviews
Easy Coconut Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 - 12
  • 1 - 18¼ ounce box white or butter cake mix
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 - 12-ounce pack coconut
  • 1 - 9-ounce carton whipped topping
  1. Prepare cake mix according to the package.
  2. Make 2 layers.
  3. When layers are completely baked and cool, split halves horizontally with a knife.
  4. Combine sugar, sour cream, and coconut.
  5. Blend well
  6. Reserve 1 cup of sour cream mixture.
  7. Spread remainder between the layers of the cake.
  8. Mix the whipped topping with the reserved 1 cup sour cream and sugar mixture.
  9. Spread on top and sides of the cake.
  10. Seal cake in an airtight container
  11. The longer it sits, the better. It is amazing a couple of days later.



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  1. Really delicious & easy one to make. As per it’s look & feel the taste must also be very nice, I would try it for the next time during my holiday vacation and also make sure to circulate these recipe to nearby colleagues. A professional caterer can also think of this new cake recipe for their catering service during any birthday events or any other celebration

  2. Oh my gosh. It tastes like heaven. I can’t speak to whether it tastes better after the first day. I took it to a 4th of July party and it was gone very quickly.

  3. I made this cake and boy are you right on that its good cake. It’s so awesome everything about it. I love your cooking taste in food. It was pretty easy too. Thank you ?

    • Mary,

      I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to leave me a comment letting me know you made my easy coconut cake. You made my day. My blog is all about easy SCRUMPTIOUS recipes that everyone can make.

      Please visit my recipe blog anytime. I also have a family fun travel blog at

      Have a great day!
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark
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