Easy Coconut Cake

For an easy and quick Coconut Cake, you can't beat this recipe. It bakes in 30 minutes and then all you need to do is top with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting and serve!


18 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 268
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 8.4 g
Satfat 3.7 g
Monofat 2.1 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 3.6 g
Carbohydrate 45 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 256 mg
Calcium 69 mg


Cooking spray
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 (18.25-ounce) package light white cake mix
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon coconut extract
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray; dust with flour.

Combine cake mix and next 5 ingredients (cake mix through egg); beat at low speed of a mixer for 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with flaked coconut and brown sugar; top with remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool the cake completely in pan. Spread the Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting over top of cake.