Aunt Lynn’s Creamy Coconut Cake

This cake is one of my all time favorite cakes to make. It is rich and creamy and so very good.

I have been making this cake for years. I got this recipe from my mother in law, who got it from her sister in law. So, this recipe comes from my husband’s Aunt Lynn.

I started making this recipe shortly after we were married and it has been one of my favorite cakes ever since. It is a family favorite and I have made it many times over the years.

I recently posted a picture of this cake on facebook and mentioned that I had made it to send to work with my husband. Right away several of you asked for the recipe and I have received several more requests for it over the last week. So, I knew I had to get the recipe posted.

This cake makes the perfect cake to take to a potluck, church dinner, or picnic. Anyone that loves coconut will love this cake.

Now, I will say this is not a diet or low fat cake, but this cake is so rich and creamy that all you really need is a small piece. However, I will admit that it is hard to stop at one small piece.

(And for my gluten free readers I am working on a gluten free version of this. I need to find a good cake that will hold up to the sauce that goes over it, but I miss this cake so I am working on it. So stayed tuned for it.)

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I’m gonna try it soon!

  2. Hi,
    Where do you get 1 yellow cake mix, plus the ingredients to make the cake
    from? Sorry I don’t have a clue!!
    M.

    • @Maria, I am not sure where you are located, but in the US you can find cake mixes at the grocery store. It is basically the dry part of the cake. There are instructions on the back to add egg, oil, etc. So, this recipe has you making a basic yellow cake and then following my directions. If you do not have cake mixes where you live, you can easily make a basic cake in a 9×13 pan and follow the directions from there. I hope that helps.

  3. Love this recipe! A sweet elderly lady in my church gave this recipe to me. Excellent!

  4. AllieZirkle says:

    It’s the frosting that looks tastiest to me! The cake sounds tasty but sure looks funny. :) I googled the Cream of Coconut beverage to see an image. Is it really in a 12 oz pop can?

  5. Looks delicious and reminds me a little bit of a Tres Leches Cake. Cant wait for a GF version!

  6. Lynn,
    When you say “drink” section, do you mean by juice, flavored waters etc? OR Alcoholic section?

    • Alcoholic section or area where they keep things for mixed drinks. It does not contain alcohol, but is used in some drinks so it is usually kept in that area of the store. I hope that helps.

      • Okay, I found a bottle in the mixed drink section that says real cream of coconut, but it looks like partially solidified coconut oil when I squeeze the bottle. I just want to be sure I have/ don’t have the correct ingredient.

  7. Okay, I found a bottle in the mixed drink section that says real cream of coconut, but it looks like partially solidified coconut oil when I squeeze the bottle. I just want to be sure I have/ don’t have the correct ingredient.

    • That should be it. I have always bought it in the can not a bottle, but it is a thick and creamy like texture and a bit oily.

      • Yes, then I do have the right product. Thanks so much. I’ve been wanting to make this cake for months, but couldn’t find this one ingredient. I really do appreciate your help.

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