Coconut Heaven

My daughter asked for a coconut cake for her birthday. I was so dreading making the traditional two layer cake topped with mounds of coconut. It is just such a heavy cake.

Although it is delicious and one of my favorites, it is a big cake. To be honest, it just doesn’t get eaten. My family will take a slice maybe two, then that is it. It will lay to rot away.

So I went searching for something new. I found this glorious little cake. It is so rich and wonderful. I waited for it to be nice and cold the next morning. However my family dove in as soon as it was cool enough for me to frost.

It is basically a poke cake, but it is turned up a notch. If you love coconut, this is the cake for you!

Note: You will notice a little yellow spot on the picture of the cake. That is from a dripping birthday candle.

Coconut Dream Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can cream of coconut
1 large tub of Cool-whip topping
Sweetened flaked coconut

1. Bake cake in a 9×13 pan according to pkg directions.

2. In a small saucepan combine sweetened condensed milk and the cream of coconut. Don’t boil, just warm throughly and stir until combined.

3. Take cake out of the oven when a toothpick comes out clean. Poke holes over the cake. Pour the coconut mixture over the warm cake slowly. Sprinkle with a little bit of coconut.

4. Let cook completely. Too with cool whip and sprinkle with additional coconut. Place in the fridge to chill.