Monday, April 9, 2012

Coconut Cake Topped with Toasted Coconut

Sweet Girl turned 9!!

I know it's cliche but it's so true - they grow up so fast.  My little big girl is not a fan of cake or cupcakes at all. For her class birthday treats I made some cupcake size brownies for her to give out because she did not want me showing up with real cupcakes and icing.  She was handing the brownies out to her class when she decided to bring one to Miss Superfriendly who works in the office (and who happens to have a birthday a day earlier than Sweet Girls.)   Miss Superfriendly decided to share her cake with Sweet Girl -- after letting her know that she doesn't like cake Sweet Girl went ahead and took a bite and then proceeded to eat the entire slice without sharing with me - I got my own slice though so all was good.  That was the moment that Sweet Girl decided this cake had to be served at her birthday party.  The lady who made it was close by and shared the super easy recipe with me and that was how this fabulous Coconut Cake with Toasted Coconut ended up being served for Sweet Girls party.  I think she liked it - what do you think?

Recipe from Miss Superfriendly and Lady in the Office (she's super friendly too!)
What you need:
1 box of white cake mix (and whatever ingredients your box recipe calls for)
1 can of coconut milk
1 tub of COOL WHIP
Sweetened Coconut flakes

What you do:
Bake cake according to package directions.
When you take it out of the oven, poke holes all over the cake (I used a wooden skewer.)
Pour the can of coconut milk over the cake and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve:  
Top with COOL WHIP and toasted coconut.

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  1. Happy birthday to your sweet and darling girl! She sure looks like she's loving your fabulous and yummy cake!...hey, me too! I love everything with coconut. Hope you come over for a special brownie too.
    Have a yummy week.

  2. The cake looks and sounds DELISH!

  3. happy birthday to your little one - the cake looks delicious!

  4. Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!

    This looks really good! It is going in my to make folder!

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  5. This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today.... (anything food related) and (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

  6. Hi Danielle,
    Happy Birthday to Sweet Girl, she looks so surprised, a precious photo. This looks like an awesome cake and so simple, we will love it.
    Hope you are having a great spring week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. That looks great. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.


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