Thursday, April 4, 2013

Let them eat cake....

The dessert I took for the adult day care participants and staff was well-received.  There were a few requests for the recipe, so  here it is.


1 pkg. (18 1/2 ox.) butter flavor cake mix
2 cups sugar
1 carton (8 oz.) sour cream
1 pkg. (12 oz.) frozen coconut, thawed (I had to use two 6-oz. pkgs.)
1 1/2 cup whipped cream (or frozen whipped topping, thawed)

Prepare cake according to directions, making two 8-inch layers.  Split both layers horizontally after they have cooled.

Blend together sugar, sour cream, and coconut and chill.  Spread all but one cup of the sour cream mixture between the four layers.

Blend the remaining cup of the mixture with the whipped cream and spread on top and sides of cake.

Looks tilted, but it wasn't.

Seal airtight in refrigerator for three days.  Keep refrigerated after cutting.  This recipe was on an insert in our telephone bill in the early eighties.

This was once The Husband's favorite cake, and I would bake it for his birthday for a number of years.  Now he thinks it is too sweet.:-) 

We all know now that the Lady Vols were unsuccessful in their efforts to reach the Final Four in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.  Perhaps next year will be better.

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Oh my oh my oh my! How delicious sounding. And gorgeous looking!

    What a presentation. :-)))))

  2. I have a couple of friends who would LOVE this cake! I think it is a perfect birthday cake for a coconut lover! xo

  3. Oh my goodness this has the attention of my sweet tooth :)

  4. I saved this recipe- I had one for a five day coconut cake but you had to do a step every day. This one sounds wonderful- xo Diana

  5. That cake looks awesome, Nellie.... YUM.... I love coconut cakes. Thanks for the recipe.

    What is the difference in frozen coconut and the kind in the packages which are not frozen??? Is the frozen kind fresher???

    Have a great RAINY day.

  6. NELLIE !!! You are killing know I am trying to not have sugars. My knees are getting weak. LOL. That cake looks wonderful. xoxo,Susie

  7. I have had this cake, and it really is delicious, even for folks who are not terribly fond of coconut (that would be me...). I think that the refrigeration makes it much more palatable for me. Alas, these days, I must restrict my intake of sugar, and coconut is one of the culprits that I need to avoid. Thank you for sharing that recipe!

  8. Oh, Nellie! This looks scrumptious! I would love it to be my birthday cake!

    Thanks for you support on my "Poise" products post. Menopause seems to be a taboo subject for many and I don't understand why? Woman should embrace it as stage of life -- a badge of honor for living long and entering the age of wisdom and grace :)

  9. It looks yummy. I have been working all day and I know I could eat that whole thing with a fork. I love coconut and sour cream. :)