Recipe – Abuela’s Coconut Cake

My mother-in-law LOVES coconut.  Whenever we get to see her, it is always a great time filled with tons of food, fun, and laughter.  As the worst cook in the family, I tend to stay out of the kitchen.  However, I enjoy baking and love to make dessert.  We had a family get-together at our home yesterday, and I was able to throw together a delicious Coconut Cake for her (and us) to enjoy.  I couldn’t find a recipe that took less than 3 days to make, so I just made my own!!



One box of Yellow Cake mix (plus all ingredients to make cake, using milk in place of water)

1/2 cup of sour cream

1 cup of coconut flakes (plus extra for topping)

1 1/4 cup of sugar

Small container of Cool Whip (I prefer Extra Creamy, but any will do)


Prepare cake mix according to the directions on the box, using milk instead of water.  Pour into a 13″x9″ pan and cook for about 25-30 minutes, until done.

Right after you pull cake out of oven, mix the sour cream, coconut flakes and sugar and spread over warm cake.  Allow the cake to cool.

Top with Cool Whip and extra coconut flakes.  We like to toast them, but you don’t have to:)  Enjoy!!


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