Makes 12 servings

Coconut cake just got easier. Make a sheet cake instead of a layer cake for a dessert that's as easy as it is delicious. Top with cream cheese icing and a sprinkle of coconut for a cool, delicious dessert.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat eggs at high speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes. Add sour cream, 1/3 cup water, and next 2 ingredients, beating well after each addition. Add cake mix, beating at low speed just until blended. Beat at high speed 2 minutes. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch baking pan.

Step 2

Bake at 325° for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack. Cover pan with plastic wrap, and freeze cake 30 minutes. Remove from freezer.

Step 3

Spread Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting on top of chilled cake. Cover and store in refrigerator.

Step 4

Note: If desired, cake can be baked in 1 greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan for 30 to 32 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Makes 15 servings.

Ratings & Reviews

user's Review

September 26, 2013
I made this yesterday for a birthday cake and it was awesome! I received many compliments. I will definitely make this again. (Note: I left the coconut out of the frosting. I was sure the kids would not like the texture of the coconut.)

mipinkri's Review

March 15, 2012
Delicious!! I made this cake as cupcakes today! They are the best cupcakes I have ever tasted!!!!

KeysBet's Review

January 04, 2009
Made this cake to take to a freinds Christmas Eve dinner party. It is soooooo good and moist---everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. Said it was one of the best coconut cakes they have eaten. Was easy to make and well worth making again and again for any occasion. In fact will be making it again this week for my kids visit.

Mixes require modification.

December 24, 2016
I have just put my cake in the oven, so I haven't tasted it yet, but I would like to ask that people who write recipes for mixes change them according to the manufacturers changes. There are no longer any mixes with 18.5 oz. They are 16.5 or even 15.5. This mix seemed a little soupy to me since I used a 16.5 mix. I wish companies wouldn't change the amount and just charge le more if that is what they need to do.


May 29, 2015
This cake was a huge hit with my family...definitely better when served COLD!

dianeb612's Review

September 02, 2012
This is a go to for me -- I am an LSU fan and this is the standard bet in the annual Bama/LSU regular season game with a Bama fan at work.

rcaakk's Review

August 20, 2012
This cake has been my go to dessert from the first time I made it. I'm asked to bring it every year when we visit friends at their lake house. It is easy, moist and delicious.

amymemphis's Review

December 01, 2010
Excellent recipe! Easy to make and everyone loves it.