As promised, Coconut Cake.
Again, this photo is from www.meganscookin.com and is only used as a grateful representation of all things cakey good. Go to her website for other really really cool recipes....!
Bakers Coconut 3 Layer Cake:
Bake at 350 degrees.
Ingredients For Cake :
1 package ( 2 layer size) yellow cake mix ( I prefer Duncan Hines)
1 pkg. ( 4 serving size) Jello vanilla instant pudding and pie filling ( French Vanilla perhaps ?)
1 1/3 Cup water
1/4 Cup oil ( I really prefer applesauce )
2 Cups Bakers Angel Flake Coconut
1 Cup chopped walnuts or pecans ( optional) ( What about sliced almonds..hmmmmm)
Blend cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs and oil ( applesauce) in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium for 4 minutes.
Stir in coconut and nuts ( optional) .
Pour into 3 greased and floured 9 inch layer pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or till done.
Cool in pans for 15 minutes them remove and cool on racks.
Fill and frost with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting .
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting :
4 Tablespoons butter , softened.
2 Cups Bakers Coconut.
1 pkg. ( 8 oz) cream cheese.
2 Teaspoons milk.
3 1/2 Cups sifted confectioners sugar.
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Add coconut and stir constantly over low heat until golden brown.
Spread coconut on paper towels to cool.
Cream remaining 2 tablespoons butter and cream cheese.
Add milk and confectioners sugar alternately and beat well.
Stir in 1 3/4 cups coconut .
Frost layers and cake.
Top with remaining 1/2 cup toasted coconut.
It seems odd to only use 1 box of cake mix for a 3 layer cake so I am torn..go for it or double the recipe and use the left over batter for cupcakes ?
I'll let you know how it turns out.