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Momo Faye's Coconut Cake

This cake was originally made by my Big Mama and Aunt Chris. (Dada Jim's Mom and sister) NOTE the picture shown was when I used two cake mixes to make three layers. Not the best idea. Much better if you just follow the recipe below.

  • Yield: 1 serving


  • 1 box(es) Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake Mix Prepared as box says
  • 1 whole(s) fresh coconut
  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 1/2 stick(s) butter
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract


With ice pick, puncture soft spot on coconut to make a hole. Drain milk from coconut and set aside. If out for any length of time, refrigerate this milk.

Put coconut in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Take outside on concrete and with hammer, crack. Peel brown off of coconut. Grate with the finest grater you have. The finer, the better.

Bake cake as directed. Two 9 inch cake layers is what I usually do. Cool 15 minutes and take out of pans. Cool slightly.

Prepare icing. Boil 2 cups of sugar with 1 cup of milk. Boil until it almosts spins a thread. When it almost spins a thread add the 1/2 stick butter and vanilla.

Place one layer of cake on your cake plate. Fork holes in the cake and drizzle with 1/2 of the coconut milk. Drizzle some icing and fresh coconut and some more icing. Repeat with 2nd layer.

Then you have your most unique, delicious coconut cake!

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