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Summertime Coconut Cake

Summertime Coconut Cake

This scrumptious coconut cake from Gevalia customer Rose Cullingford is fluffy and utterly indulgent. For a surprising twist, try substituting the water used to prepare the cake batter with cooled, brewed, strong Gevalia Vanilla - pure heaven!

Prep Time: 1 hours 5 min Serving Size: 12

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  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
  • 2 pkg. (14 oz. each) flaked coconut
  • 1 carton (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed


  1. PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round cake layers. Cool in pans 10 min. Invert cakes onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely. Cut each horizontally in half to make 4 layers.
  2. COMBINE coconut, sour cream, sugar and vanilla; reserve 3/4 cup. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading remaining coconut mixture between layers.
  3. MIX COOL WHIP and reserved coconut mixture; spread on top and side of cake. Refrigerate 3 hours.