Toasted Coconut Cake

Toasted Coconut Cake is an easy, delicious cake that is perfect for everyday and holidays. This is a popular cake that is light and moist. It is made with a cake mix, because it is quick for me but, you can definitely make your favorite homemade white cake for this dessert.

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Ingredients Needed for Toasted Coconut Cake:

White cake mix-plus ingredients required for the cake mix

Can of cream of coconut

Cool Whip

Shredded coconut

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Instructions for Toasted Coconut Cake:

Prepare cake mix and bake in a 9 x 13 baking dish as directed on the back of the cake mix box.

Remove cake from the oven and poke the cake all over with a fork.

Drizzle all but 3 tablespoons of the can of cream of coconut on top of the cake. Make sure you get some of this delicious coconut cream everywhere. Reserve the three tablespoons to mix with the Cool Whip.

Allow cake to cool completely.

When white cake has cooled completely, Mix the remaining cream of coconut with the Cool Whip and spread over the cake.

Toast 1/2-1 cup of shredded coconut (depending on how much your family likes shredded coconut) by sprinkling the shredded coconut onto a baking sheet in a single layer and placing it under the broiler just to toast it. Watch closely-this can burn quickly. I like to use the low broil and I turn my oven light on and watch it closely. I also leave my oven rack in the middle of the oven.

Remove the toasted coconut from the oven and allow it to cool.

Two options: you can sprinkle the coconut on top of the whole cake or place the toasted coconut in a serving bowl with a spoon. Your family or guests can sprinkle their desired amount of coconut on top of their piece of cake. I always serve the toasted coconut in a bowl because we all love the cake and the coconut flavor but, some of our family members do not like shredded coconut because of the texture.

Cover and refrigerate this cake until ready to serve. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator. Enjoy this light and delicious cake!

Cook’s Note:

I like to use a 9 x 13 cake pan that has a raised lid for this cake. If you use plastic wrap to cover this cake, it will stick to the Cool Whip.

Another variation: if you like more Cool Whip, use a larger tub of Cool Whip and reserve a two more tablespoons of the cream of coconut to mix in with the Cool Whip.

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Toasted Coconut Cake

A light and delicious cake that is easy to make.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Coconut, Cool Whip, Easter, Easy Cake, Easy Dessert Recipe, holiday, Mother’s Day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 12
Author Sweeter With Sugar


  • 1 box white cake mix plus the ingredients needed for the cake mix
  • 15 ounce can cream of coconut divided
  • 8 ounce tub Cool Whip
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Make and bake white cake mix as directed on the back of the box.

  2. When cake has finished baking, remove from the oven and poke the cake with a fork.

  3. Drizzle all but 3 tablespoons of the can of cream of coconut over the top of the cake, try to get the cream of coconut all over the cake top.

  4. Cool cake completely, on the counter or cover the cake and place in the refrigerator.

  5. While the cake cools, toast the coconut. Place shredded coconut on a baking sheet and place under the low broiler. Watch closely so it will not burn-this will not take much time. Remove from the oven and allow time to cool.

  6. When cake has cooled completely, mix the remaining three tablespoons of cream of coconut with the Cool Whip. Spread on the cake.

  7. Either sprinkle toasted coconut over the cake or serve it in a serving bowl to allow your guests the option. Some people like the flavor of coconut but not the texture, so I serve it on the side. Enjoy this delicious cake.

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