Weekend: I made great aunt Martha’s coconut cake.

great aunt martha's coconut cake

I needed a quick and easy dessert for a work event on Saturday. My mom e-mailed me great aunt Martha’s coconut cake that she used to make every Easter. (I love that it’s a doctored up box recipe with no oil or butter needed!)

Hi Sarah!! Have a wonderful day off tomorrow. Good luck on your long walk! Let me know ALL about it!!

Martha’s Coconut Cream Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 3 1/2 oz. flaked coconut, divided
1 1/3 c water
2 egg whites
1 8 1/2 oz can cream of coconut
1 12 oz carton of Cool Whip, thawed

Combine cake mix, 1 cup flaked coconut, water, and egg whites, beat 2 minutes at highest speed, reduce speed to low, beat for 1 minute. Pour batter into greased & floured 9 x 13 x 2 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes. Punch holes in top of cake w/ toothpick. Pour cream of coconut over top of cake while still warm. Cool. Spread whipped topping over cake, sprinkle with remaining flaked coconut . Cover & chill 4 hrs. Cut into squares!

Love YOU!

MOM

great aunt martha's coconut cake

great aunt martha's coconut cake
great aunt martha's coconut cake
great aunt martha's coconut cake
great aunt martha's coconut cake
great aunt martha's coconut cake
P.S. Cake was great! Unfortunately, I spilled cream of coconut on my phone and now I can’t hear anyone talk unless it’s on speaker phone. Gah!

P.P.S. I’m SO sore from the long walk.

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4 Responses to Weekend: I made great aunt Martha’s coconut cake.

  1. Lynnette says:

    The cake looks fantastic! It brings back a lot of family memories.
    Aunt Nettie

    • Sarah says:

      I know! It got me thinking about grandma and grandpa. Sniff, sniff.

      Also, this cake is awesome. How did I not like it when I was younger?

  2. kadeecramer says:

    I’m in love with coconut and must try this. YUM!! Sorry about your phone though :(

  3. That looks soo yummy! I like the fact that you use cool whip instead of frosting too. I’m not a huge frosting fan.

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