Saturday, May 26, 2012

Creamy Coconut Cake

Memorial Day is here
and company is coming!
This cake is so simple and so yummy, it's sure to please!

I know I'm not so creative that I "invented" this recipe.

I'm sure out there in "recipe world" this cake exist.

I'm not claiming this as "mine" -- but what I am saying is I had an open can of sweetened condensed milk that I needed to use on something . . .

so I used it on this.

Now!  What I think would make this cake even gooder (yes, gooder . . . it's a word in my world!) is a layer of strawberries.

Right there in between the cake and the cool whip.

Just fresh, thinly sliced strawberries.

I'm doing that next time.

Heck, I might even try it with a piece tonight!

Not adding it between the cake and cool whip, that'd be hard.  Just adding some sliced strawberries on top of the cool whip.

I think I'll like it!

Coconut Cake

1 box white cake mix and listed ingredients
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can cream of coconut (NOT coconut milk)
1 small container cool whip

Make cake, according to directions, and bake in a 9X13 pan.

When the cake comes out of the oven, use a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top.  If you're like me, you'll make those whole symmetrical -- such as 5 across and 8 down; or or 6 across and 7 down.  You get the picture.  You want plenty of holes so that the goodness soaks all through the cake, but not so many holes that it creates one big hole!

While the cake is hot, pour the can of condensed milk AND the can of cream of coconut all over the cake!  Again, I pour this in such a way that a small stream of the milks fill each hole, as well as equally cover the top of the cake that doesn't have any holes . . .I don't want any part of the cake feeling left out or miss treated.

That would be sad.

Allow the cake to cool completely.

Frost the cake with the thawed cool whip.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.  This cake is fabulous served chilled and gets better with time!  So, if you can spare it, make it a day before serving!

Top with well-toasted coconut, if you like it.  I serve the coconut on the side for those who aren't mature enough to enjoy the tempting taste of coconut . . .as in the Mr. and the 2 cherubs!

I'll post a toasted coconut recipe next! 


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