Tropical coconut cake

We had guests over for dinner last night and I made this Tropical Coconut cake for dessert. It’s quick and easy because it starts with a box cake mix and by choosing a gluten-free cake mix I was able to enjoy it too.

1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup powdered sugar
8 oz soft cream cheese
8 oz cool whip
8 oz crushed pineapple – drained

Prepare and bake cake mix according to directions and add coconut flakes. Let cool. Mix powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in cool whip, then stir in pineapple. Spread the mixture over the cake and sprinkle with coconut.

The “frosting” also makes a delicious fruit dip.


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Sumo January 17, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Oh yum. This sounds really tasty!
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Jonie @ Just Between Friends January 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

This looks so easy and YUMMY! I bet it is perfect to bring to family get togethers. Thanks for the recipe!
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marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings January 20, 2014 at 10:47 am

oh yum! coconut is one of my favs
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