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!