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Coconut Easter Cake Recipe

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Who needs a dessert recipe for Easter? This Coconut Easter Cake Recipe is the best – and so easy to make! When it comes to Easy Easter Recipes, this is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Coconut fans rejoice! An entire cake covered in coconut? Yes, please! There are so many slices to enjoy from this yummy cake that you’ll love every bite.

Since you get to use a cake mix, it also makes this entire cake recipe a total breeze! Cake mixes are perfect for meal prep as it cuts down on the stress of measuring and having a ton of extra ingredients.

Coconut Easter Cake Recipe

There’s just something so festive and fun about having an Easter cake covered in coconut. The sweetness that the coconut flakes bring to the cake really sets it over the top!

My boys really like this cake recipe because they like to help to make it. They’ll be the ones at the end of the cake recipe adding all the coconut flakes on the top and edges!

You can easily make this to keep at home for Easter dinner or make it to share with family and friends. As long as you’re having fun baking, there’s no limit on when you should make it!

How do I know when a cake is done baking?

Knowing when a cake is done baking can be tricky, but there are some tried-and-true methods for determining the perfect baking time.

To check if your cake is finished, gently touch its center: if it springs back immediately and no indentation remains, then the cake is done baking.

Alternatively, you can insert a toothpick into the center of your cake: If it comes out cleanly with no chunks of stuck batter on it, then your cake is finished.

Lastly, trust your eyes! The color should be golden brown and not pale or soggy when indicating that the cake is fully baked.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cake Mix Easter Cake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is something that I think everyone should do! I can’t even begin to tell you how much less stress I have in my life now that I have made a plan for our meals.

I keep it simple, and everyone in the house loves knowing what to expect for dinner!

Main Dish: Simple Ground Beef Recipes

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Linguine Recipe

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Pineapple Mocktail – Perfect for Easter!

Best Cake Recipes:

Once you make this Easter Coconut Cake Recipe, you’ll love the idea of making even more cake! The great thing about making cake is that you have so many yummy flavors!

Here are some of my favorite cake recipes I’m happy to share with all of you.

This Lucky Leprechaun Cake Recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Everyone in the house will love this Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe!

Making this Jello Poke Cake is a fast and delicious product! You’ll love it!

This Custard Cake is so moist and tender! I love this simple cake recipe!

Find out how simple it is to make this Strawberry Refridgerator Cake!

Check out how simple and easy it is to make this list of Best Carrot Cake Recipes!

Love cupcakes? Find out how to whip up these Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe!

How do I store a baked cake?

Storing a baked cake can seem tricky. However, it’s pretty simple if you follow a few steps. Firstly, make sure the cake is completely cool before storing it away.

Then wrap the cake in either plastic or aluminum foil to seal it securely so and won’t dry out or attract any other flavors from the fridge.

Finally, place the wrapped cake in an airtight container or plastic bag before refrigerating it for up to five days.

Freezing your cake for extended periods is also an option if you wish to store it for more extended periods.

To do this, wrap the cooled cake in plastic or aluminum foil and place it in freezer-safe storage containers. Your now-frozen cake can be stored for up to three months!

More Coconut Recipes:

Coconut Easter Cake Recipe

Coconut Easter Cake Recipe

Yield: 8 pieces
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Coconut Easter Cake Recipe is the best Easter dessert! Full of flavor and simple to make using a cake mix.


Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 15.25-ounce Dolly Parton Coconut Cake Mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sticks butter, softened, divided
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup milk or half and half, divided
  • 1–14-ounce bag of sweetened flake coconut
  • Jordan almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line the cake pans.
  2. Add the cake mix to a bowl and mix in the water, oil, and eggs. Use a mixer at medium speed.
  3. Split the cake batter between two pans evenly.
  4. Put the pans in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Let the cakes cool before frosting.
  6. Add 1 1/2 sticks of butter into a bowl to make the frosting. Using a mixer, cream the butter until it is light and fluffy.
  7. Slowly add 3 cups of powdered sugar and 3 tbsp of milk. Alternate adding them until stiff peaks form.
  8. Add one cake to the cake plate and an even layer of frosting. Add the second cake on top and then frost the top and sides.
  9. Add the coconut to the cake by pressing it around the sides and top. You can color a little bit of it green to add to the bottom of the cake.
  10. Don't forget to add the almonds.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2549Total Fat: 154gSaturated Fat: 125gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 1552mgCarbohydrates: 290gFiber: 41gSugar: 224gProtein: 20g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/1/2023

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Tuesday 6th of June 2023

When do you add the 1 cup of milk? 3 T. Is all I see used. I tried to look at the cake mix online to see what it required but could not get it.

Kelli Miller

Saturday 4th of November 2023

You will use it when following the directions on the box:

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