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May 24 2018
4 months ago
11:16 AM MDT

Stop Everything And Make This Easy Coconut Cake

May 24, 2018 @ 11:16 AM MDT
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Love coconut and cake?

You’ve gotta try this insanely easy, delicious, and creamy coconut cake! This recipe is a family favorite from Hip2Save sidekick Michelle, and I just made it for the first time to share with you all.

I have just one thing to say: Stop everything and bake this cake NOW! 

This easy coconut cake is perfect any time of year, but it's best refrigerated.

Simple, easy, and dreamy.

I love that this is a quick way to upgrade a simple boxed cake mix, and the results are so yummy and refreshing. The process is super simple and easy.

Just bake the cake according to the directions, and frost the layers with simple coconut filling. This would be the perfect make-ahead dessert to feature at your next summer gathering!

Simple ingredients for this easy coconut cake include a boxed cake mix and sour cream.

This cake has a surprising secret ingredient!

It’s sour cream! In fact, I think the sweetened sour cream filling is my favorite part… Who knew?

Easy Coconut Cake

Creamy layers of coconut and sweetened sour cream make this cake refreshing and delicious.

Serves: 10



  • Step 1:

    Bake cake according to package directions in two greased, round cake pans. Let cool.

  • Step 2:

    Cut both cakes in half lengthwise to create four layers.

  • Step 3:

    In a small bowl, mix sour cream, sugar, and shredded coconut. Reserve one cup of this filling and set aside.

  • Step 4:

    Divide the coconut filling into thirds and coat each layer of the cake, except for the top layer.

  • Step 5:

    Mix the whipped topping and the reserved 1 cup of coconut filling. Frost the sides and top of the cake. Sprinkle additional coconut on top of the cake if desired.

  • Step 6:

    Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results. The layers will meld together and become delicious.

Add coconut to the frosting mixture prior to frosting the cake.

Hip Tip: For best results, don’t skip the step of chilling this cake in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

What a fantastic coconut cake!

If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, I think your family would really enjoy Michelle’s spongy coconut cake! I love tried and true recipe ideas like this one. How great would this be for a special occasion or perhaps a birthday cake?!

My kids are definite fans and hope to see this in the fridge again soon! Enjoy 🙂

The flavors meld together with refrigeration, for a creamy, fresh dessert.

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

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