Classic Coconut Cake – it’s an Easter tradition

Hello!  Can you believe Spring is finally here???  This post is part of the SPRING HOP I’m doing with 7 other bloggers.  Throughout the week our group has shared some Spring ideas & recipes.  Today, it’s my turn…

Classic Coconut Cake Easter Bunny Styles via @NestofPosies (it's a cake mix with a yummy homemade coconut filling. #easy!)

This is probably one of my most favorite cakes – ever!  I crave it.  I typically only make it twice a year,  Christmas & Easter.  It’s a recipe from a  friend’s Me-maw, that’s Southern for Grandma & let me tell you – Me-maw knows a thing or two about a good cake!

PINK Coconut Cake via @NestofPosies

The cake is from an actual cake mix box!  But what sets this beauty apart is the yummy filling & of course the colored coconut.  You can see my “how to instructions” of coloring coconut by clicking here.  I thought PINK was perfect for Spring & Easter~!

Easter Bunny Coconut Cake via @NestofPosies

Follow the directions on the back of a yellow cake mix box.
Split into 4 layers.
2 cup of sugar
16 oz of sour cream
12 oz of frozen coconut – thawed
Set aside about a half cup of coconut to color for the topping
8 oz whip cream for the topping

Mix all of it together & cool in fridge for about an hour.  Once cooled take mixture & spread between cake layers.  To color coconut follow the instructions here.

Classic Coconut Cake Easter Bunny Style via @NestofPosies

Once you have layered the filling in between the cake, cover & top with whip cream & sprinkle your coconut on top.  Place a chocolate bunny on top of the cake.  You may need some help from tooth picks to keep the chocolate bunny in place.

***You can make this cake up to 2 days ahead of any gathering or planned meal!***
The older the cake is – the better!

Although, it’s extremely hard to wait 2 days…to eat a cake you just made…

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Just ask Mason.


Like I mentioned above, today’s post is part of a Spring series we’re doing to officially kick off Spring!  And don’t forget on Friday we would love to see you back here & link up to the BIG Spring link party!

Spring HOP all this week at Nest of Posies

Be sure to visit all of the Spring Hop Hostesses this week!

See you on Friday!

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