Monday, August 29, 2011

Rave Reviews Coconut Cake

Contributor:  Carla Bisby
CC Original

"This cake is wonderful!"

1 package yellow cake mix
1 package instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups water
4 eggs
1/4 cup oil
2 cups coconut
1 cup chopped nuts

Blend cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs and oil in large mixer bowl.  Beat at  medium speed of electric mixer 4 minutes.  Stir in coconut and walnuts.  Pour into 3 greased and floured 9" layer pans.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.  cool in pans 15 minutes; remove and cool on rack.  Fill and frost with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting.

Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting

4 T butter
2 cups coconut
1 package cream cheese
2 tsp milk
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Melt 2 T butter in skillet.  Add coconut; stir constantly over low heat until golden brown.  Spread coconut on absorbent paper to cool.  Cream 2 T butter with cream cheese.  Add milk and sugar alternately, beating well. Add vanilla; stir in 1 3/4 cups of coconut.  Spread on tops and sides of cake layers.  Sprinkle with remaining coconut.

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