Strawberry Coconut Cake

Easter is one of those holidays where you always look forward to your mom's ham, potatoes, green beans and rolls. YUM! My family's in Texas, so our friends here are our second family.
We had a little shindig to celebrate, and I signed up to bring dessert. 
Because I love dessert like a fat kid loves cake...
I found this cake here and knew I had to make it!
Sadly, I didn't take any pics during the baking process, so just use your imagination.
But seriously, this cake is BOMB.
And quite the impressive-looking cake, so make it!

Strawberry Coconut Cake
1 (18.5 oz) box white cake mix
4 T strawberry jello powder
2 T flour
1 t baking powder
2 T sugar
3/4 c canola oil
4 eggs
1/4 c water
1/2 c pureed strawberries
1 t vanilla
1/2 t coconut extract
1/2 c fresh strawberries, diced
1 c coconut, shredded finely in food processor
sliced strawberries for filling
shredded coconut to make it pretty
strawberries to make it pretty
Mix dry ingredients in bowl, then mix in oil, eggs, water, pureed strawberries, vanilla and coconut extracts. Don't overmix!!! This will ruin your moist, delicious cake.
Stir in diced strawberries and shredded coconut.
Pour into two greased and floured 8 or 9-inch round pans and bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes, or until toothpick is clean when inserted and cake perimeter is pulling away from pan.
Leave cakes in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes.
Then do that cool trick where you put a cooling rack on the top of the cake pan and flip it over onto the cooling rack in one fluid motion. Continue to cool completely.
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c butter, softened
32 oz. powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
Beat cream cheese and butter, add in vanilla, slowly beat in powdered sugar. BAM. Done.
Place one cake layer on serving plate or cake stand. Ice top of first layer, top with sliced strawberries. Add second layer of cake and frost top and sides of complete cake.
Now here's the tricky part.
Coat entire cake with shredded coconut.

Not gonna lie, it was quite the messy process, but then you clean it up, garnish with strawberries, and voila!

Then you slice into it and everybody's jaw drops 
  because of how pretty it is and how amazing it tastes.
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1 comment:

  1. I ate this cake. And it was divine. Can't wait to make it!! Thanks for sharing!


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