Coconut Cream Easter Cake

by Tammy

in Desserts, Holiday Recipes, Start Simply Cookbook

Coconut Cream Easter Cake


I starting making this cake for Easter several years ago and now it is one of my favorite desserts…EVER!

Best part? You can make it up to two days before and keep in refrigerator. Second best part? You start with a boxed cake mix. I knew you would like this.

It is also beautiful when topped with malted Easter Eggs and in cupcake form!

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This cake is moist, rich and feeds a crowd! A beautiful Easter Dessert!

Easter is such an amazing time of remembrance and renewal.

He arose my friend.

“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” — Robert Flatt

Warmest blessings to you and your dear family!

Coconut Cream Cake 

1 pkg. white or yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (4 serving size) cheesecake flavored instant pudding   (Walmart is the only place I have found it!)
1 1/3 cups water  (or coconut milk…and yes I use coconut milk!)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
2 tea vanilla
1 1/3 cups Baker’s angel flake coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
Malted Easter Eggs for decoration (and eating who am I kidding.)

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, water (or coconut milk), eggs and oil in large mixer bowl. Blend; beat
at medium speed for 4 minutes. Stir in coconut and nuts and vanilla. (You can omit
the nuts and added ½ cup more coconut.) Pour into greased and floured 8 or 9 inch
cake rounds. Bake at 325 degrees for 35‐40 minutes. Cool 15 minutes in pan.
Remove from pan. Fully cool on rack.
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting: Cream 1/3 cup butter; blend in 2 pkg. of 3 oz cream
cheese, Add 1 box (16 oz) confectioners’ sugar, alternately with 4 tsp milk, beating
well after each addition. Add ½ tsp vanilla or almond extract. Spread frosting over
top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with 2 cups Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut over frosting.

NOTE: You can find the large coconut curls at Whole Foods!

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