The reports of snowstorms across the country have me dreaming of coconut cake. Instead of pulling your hair out because your kids are home yet another day for President’s Day, celebrate winter’s snowfall with a taste of the tropics and a mug of hot chocolate. Snow days and winter holidays are a great time to watch movies, bake, play board games, make hot chocolate, read a good book and surf Pinterest. That is, unless you are lucky enough to go somewhere warm and lie on a beach with a good book and a beverage that tastes like coconut. My friend Kristine shared this coconut cake with me over the holidays. My sister-in-law also makes one very similar. I love coconut, but no one else in my family likes it so unless I’m sharing it with others it’s not something I make often.
This coconut cake is easy to make and very moist. If you like coconut you’ll love this cake!
|Coconut Dream Cake|| |
- 1 (15.25 oz.) box white cake mix
- 1 (15 oz) can cream of coconut
- 1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (16 oz.) container Extra Creamy Cool Whip
- 1 bag Baker's sweetened shredded coconut flakes
- Bake case as directed. Kristine used a 9 x 13 pan.
- Remove cake and poke holes with a straw.
- Mix ½ can cream of coconut with 1 can Eagle Brand Condensed Milk in bowl and pour over hot cake.
- Let cake completely cool.
- Cover cooled cake with Cool Whip and about ¾ bag of shredded coconut to look like snow.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
These little hot chocolate cookie cups from The Gunny Sack are adorable and would make a fun addition to the snow day coconut cake. The base of the cup is made from Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough. My kids would have loved these hot chocolate cookie cups when they were younger and I’m pretty sure my teenage daughter would still love them. You can find the recipe at The Gunny Sack.
Happy Monday, President’s Day and depending on where you live snow day!