Friday, May 22, 2009

Coconut Strawberry Cake

This cake is so yummy! I first had it when Steve's cousin, Rochelle made it for every family dinner we had. It was always my favorite, so I got her recipe and have been making it ever since. And anytime I make it for some occasion or someone else, I always end up having to give the recipe. So here it is! And what's even better is that it's easy!

One more thing, if you hate coconut like Steve does, chances are you will still like this cake if you don't put coconut on top. Coconut haters usually still love it.
*1 white cake mix-made according to package directions (9X13)
*1 can sweetened condensed milk
*1 can cream of coconut (16 oz) (found in the alcohol section-just be sure you look both ways first so that no one in your ward sees you in that section!) (It's by all the fun looking mixer type stuff) (sometimes it comes in a squeeze bottle, too)
*sliced strawberries (I use frozen, but you can use fresh)
*cool whip
*coconut to sprinkle on the top if you want
Right after you pull the cake out of the oven, poke it all over with a fork. Mix sweetened condensed milk and cream of coconut together and pour all over the holes. Let it sit in the refrigerator over night or for several hours. Layer on strawberries and cool whip. Sprinkle with coconut. (I never sprinkle coconut on.) (Rochelle sometimes makes this with bananas instead of strawberries-I haven't ever done that, but it's good both ways).


Kaitlyn said...

Amy - we just had this cake on Monday! It's so yummy!! I used fresh whipped cream (whipped with sugar and vanilla) on the top instead of cool whip and that made it extra good. I also used frozen strawberries, but I like fresh better because the frozen ones tend to be really wet and make it too soggy. I drained mine on a paper towel this time before putting them on the cake. Do you know how many ounces the cream of coconut is supposed to be? My squeeze bottle was bigger than the can usually is so I just had to guess. I almost called you to ask. Maybe you could add the correct ounces to the recipe on the blog?

Karen said...

Yes, how many ounces on the cream of coconut? Also, do you make this in a 9x13 pan? Love your blog and all the yummy recipes! Miss seeing all you guys!

Amy said...

OK-I added it to the post-16 oz can and 9X13 pan! Sorry guys!