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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mamaw's Coconut Cake

My grandmother is known for her coconut cake.  She makes them all the time for church, family reunions, friends, holidays, etc.  I decided to make her recipe for Easter and it was delicious!

In addition to being a big hit, it was simple to make and only took 5 ingredients.

1 yellow cake mix
16 oz. sour cream (I used light)
2 cups sugar (could easily be cut back)
14 oz. shredded coconut
1 cup heavy cream

Make the cake according to the packaged directions.

Once cooled, slice the cakes in half so that you have 4 layers.

Mix the sour cream and sugar.  Put a little on the cake plate to anchor it.  Then beginning layering the cake.  Between each layer add the sour cream/sugar mixture and sprinkle with coconut.

Once all 4 layers are in place, whip the heavy cream and add to the remaining sour cream/sugar mixture and add the coconut.

Frost the cake and refrigerate. At first it seemed like the frosting was sort of making a mess of the cake.

But once it chilled I was able to go back over the frosting so that it looked more cake like!

I garnished it with strawberries and it was really wonderful.

According to my grandmother, it's better to make the cake a day or so ahead of time.  It's great served chilled.

If you make it, let me know how it turns out!

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