Easy Coconut Sheet Cake

Pin this Post on Pinterest Share on Facebook
Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on YummlyTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditDigg thisShare on StumbleUpon

 This Dreamy Coconut Sheet Cake starts out with a boxed cake mix but turns into something magical!

Pin It!
Y’all know I’m no stranger to a sheet cake.  In fact, I’ve shared quite a few with you.  Buttermilk Chocolate CakeEasy Caramel Sheet CakeBest Strawberry Sheet Cake, and my Hummingbird Sheet Cake are just a few of my favorites.  The truth is, sheet cakes are so much easier without all that stacking cake business and they taste just as good.  Don’t get me wrong, a beautifully decorated layer cake has its place, but you know me… and you know I like easy.

 This Dreamy Coconut Sheet Cake starts out with a boxed cake mix but turns into something magical!

This version takes advantage of a boxed cake mix (GASP!) and uses a scaled down version of the icing for the Coconut Cake that’s in my cookbook.  Now, if you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can use a scratch white cake mix recipe and just add in the coconut extract and coconut.  But I promise, if you use a boxed mix, no one will know.

 This Dreamy Coconut Sheet Cake starts out with a boxed cake mix but turns into something magical!

The result is this dreamy, tender coconut cake with a delicate frosting that’s not too sweet because of the cream cheese in it.  I actually think I prefer this one over the layer cake… but don’t tell anyone.  🙂  Y’all enjoy!!

 This Dreamy Coconut Sheet Cake starts out with a boxed cake mix but turns into something magical!

Pin It!

Easy Coconut Sheet Cake
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 10 to 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (16.25 ounce) box white cake mix
  • + ingredients to make cake (called for on box)
  • 1½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup sweetened flake coconut
For the frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups sweetened flake coconut
Instructions
  1. Prepare the cake batter according to the 9x13 directions on the box. Before pouring into the pan, stir in coconut extract and coconut. Mix well, and pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake according to the directions on the box.
  2. Once the cake has cooled, make the icing by combining the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Mix with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer until smooth and well blended. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the coconut and vanilla extract and mix well. Add a little milk if the icing is too thick or a little more powdered sugar if it seems too thin. Spread the icing evenly over the cooled and and sprinkle with the coconut.

 

Pin It!

 This Dreamy Coconut Sheet Cake starts out with a boxed cake mix but turns into something magical!
Pin It!

Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on YummlyTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditDigg thisShare on StumbleUpon

Don't miss a single recipe! Subscribe to my email list.

Read Newer Post
«
Read Older Post
»

Comments

  1. I can’t wait to make this cake! It’s the perfect combination of easy and elegant! God bless you and your family and have a wonderful day!

  2. Coconutc easy and verified delicious? That’s my kind of recipe!

  3. Stacey English says:

    I can’t wait to make this! Sounds yummy!

  4. Yes I’m with you on the layered cake vs. the sheet cake. I enjoy eating all the layers and frosting in one bite. Yummy But when I am the one doing the baking my sheet cake pans come out of the cabinet first. Especially if I’m transporting it so much easier Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh that sounds wonderfully delicious! I’m on board the train that likes little cake with lots of frosting, so sheet cakes are perfect for my taste. That CAN be a problem. So glad you shared this. I adore being able to dress up a cake mix.

  6. Hi Stacey, I found you and Brandie through Southern Plate and the video from your trip to Pigeon Forge! So glad to find you and am waiting for pay day to buy your book.

  7. Would this recipe turn out if I used a sheet cake pan instead of 9×13 pan? Or would you need to double the recipe?

  8. I’ve been dying to make a coconut cake and this looks like a perfect way to do it without devoting a day to the project! I can’t wait!

  9. I can’t wait to make this! Sounds yummy!

Leave a Comment

*