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Thursday, August 07, 2008

A Special Cake

I recently made a coconut cake for a special family birthday. This is one of our favorites!

It is definitely NOT low calorie, but oh-so-yummy. Once in a while you just want to say 'Gimmie some sugar' ~This is just what you need.
This recipe is very similar to the coconut cake that Mr. Mac always made at the WhistleStop Cafe. People are still asking what happened to that cake. The new owner doesn't serve it anymore... but you can make it at home!

Coconut Cake
1 white cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup oil
1 cup cream of coconut
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tub cool whip
1 small container vanilla yogurt
1 cup coconut flakes

Combine the cake mix with the eggs, water, and oil. Pour into a buttered 9x13 baking dish or into a spring form pan. Bake as directed on the box. The cake will be done when a toothpick comes out clean. When cooled, poke holes around the cake with a straw. Combine the cream of coconut and the sweetened condensed milk. Gently pour over the cake, allowing it time to seep into the holes. Combine the cool whip and the vanilla yogurt for a creamy 'icing'. Cover the cake generously with the icing. Top with coconut flakes.

This cake is really better the second day. So plan to make it a day ahead and store in the fridge. This is a dessert that only gets better as time goes by! If it lasts that long.
Y'all enjoy!


joan said...

Hi Sandi,

This looks wonderful. I love coconut. Remember Mounds bars? I guess they are still around but as a kid I used to eat them all the time so anything with coconut sounds good to me.

Fran said...

Oh my goodness.....I know what I am making this weekend!


Lisa said...

Oh my....this is something I could dive right into and make a total fool of myself!!

Darius T. Williams said...

You much as I love to eat...I'm so not a fan of coconut cakes - at all. I'll eat those little donuts w/the toasted coconut on the outside - but that's about it. Yours looks good though!


Grace said...

coconut cake is a definite favorite of mine, and i'm liking this version a lot. in this case, i'm ready, willing, and able to completely ignore calorie content. :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Joan~ I haven't had a mound in years... do they still make them?
Fran~ It's good for breakfast too.
Lisa~ I want a picture of that!
Darius T~ you know you want to make this...
Grace~ that is the only way to look at a coconut cake

bj said...

oooo, Coconut Cake, well, Coconut ANYTHING, is one of my favorites and this recipe sounds FABULOUS. I will try it..thanks so much for the recipe.
Gotta run look at your fav. thrifty find...
love, bj

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Yum, Sandi, this looks just like the recipe I made that I brought to your house...only yours is layered. It IS a good one! I remember Bill commenting on it. Wish I had some right now!


Cherry's Jubilee said...

Whoaaaaaaaaaaa I am soo making that cake! Yummmmm. The picture is gorgeous. Wanted to come by and say hello! I havnt been by in awhile. cherry

Pat said...

Oh that frosting looks so yummy! I'll take a big peice please ;-)

Pearl Maple said...

Totally yummy! Looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing all your tempting cooking suggestions.

Lori Lynn said...

Now that is the kind of cake that I could make! Love coconut. I was a snob about using Cool Whip for a decade, but I am over that. haha

kari and kijsa said...

Thank you so much for your prayers and wonderfully kind comments during this difficult time. Every word made and is making a difference as we begin this new journey.

Thank you so much for your words of comfort and blessing,
kari & kijsa

Bren@Flanboyant Eats said...

love coconut cake. this is so pretty. a splash of rum would be great too!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

BJ~ coconut anything?? :-)
Rhoda~ where do you think I got the idea... I did add some yogurt to the topping to cut the sweet a tad.
Cherry~ we've been missing you
Pat & Pearl~ y'all just don't know how yummy!
Lori Lynn~ you could always whip your own (if you have all the time in the world, which we don't)
K&K~ I am glad to see y'all back again, I can only imagine.
Bren~ is that in the cake or in the diet coke?? ;-)glad you stopped by!

Jillian, Inc. said...

I think I may just whip up that cake tonight. I love coconut - especially pie and cake. Yum!

linda t said...

Oh my, I am lovin your blog!!
This cake looks divine! Gotta make it real soon.
I will sooo be back!

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