Easy Sour Cream Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake
Coconut Cake. Photo: Diana Rattray
    40 mins
Ratings (16)

This coconut cake is one of our favorite Southern-style cakes. It's moist, delicious, and perfect for any occasion. The rich coconut filling and frosting makes the cake, and it is unbelievably easy to make with a cake mix.

If you can't find frozen coconut, check your local Walmart Supercenter. Walmart online will show the stores where frozen coconut may be available.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cake mix, butter flavor, about 18 1/2 ounces (with oil, eggs, etc. as called for on the package)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) frozen coconut, thawed*
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

How to Make It

Prepare cake mix according to directions, baking two 8-inch layers. Cool completely and split each layer horizontally.

In a bowl, combine the granulated sugar, sour cream, and coconut; blend well and chill.

Reserve 1 cup sour cream mixture for the frosting and set aside. Spread the remaining sour cream mixture between the two cake layers.

Combine the reserved 1 cup sour cream mixture with the 1 1/2 cups whipped topping; blend until smooth.

Spread the whipped topping and sour cream mixture over top and on sides of coconut cake.

Keep the coconut cake in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.

*Walmart Supercenter) stores generally carry frozen coconut. Check Walmart online to see if your local Walmart store carries it.

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