Saturday, July 27, 2013

My Favorite Coconut Cake

My birthday was this weekend.   I didn't have any big plans for celebrating because Dave had to work.  :'(

I spent the day hanging out at home with my boys and washing clothes.  Fun!  In my mind, my birthday didn't begin until Dave got home from work.  But while I was waiting for my birthday to begin, I decided to make myself a cake . . . my favorite kind of cake . . . for my birthday  . . .  My Favorite Coconut Cake :)

Here's the Recipe:

My Favorite Coconut Cake:

Here are the ingredients you will need:

White Cake Mix (and the ingredients required to make the cake)
15 oz. Creme of Coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 large Cool Whip
6 oz frozen grated coconut

Step One:  Make the cake according to directions on the box.  Pour the cake batter into a 9x13 dish and bake it according to the box's instructions.  While the cake is baking, set the Cool Whip and the frozen Coconut out to thaw.

Step Two:  Mix the Creme of Coconut and the sweetened condensed milk together in a bowl.

Step Three:  When the cake comes out of the oven and while it's still warm, poke holes with a fork across the top of the cake.  Some people use the end of a wooden spoon, but I think it tears up the cake too much.  I poke lots of holes all across the top the cake with the fork, and then I pour the creme of coconut/sweetened condensed milk mixture over the cake.  I use a spatula to spread the mixture over the top of the cake and to spread it evenly over the top.  Some of it wants to seep along the sides of the pan, but I use the spatula to continue to spread the mixture up and over the cake.

Let the cake cool.  I put mine in the refrigerator after it had cooled down some in order to speed up the cooling process.

Step Four:  Once the cake is completely cool, spread the whole container of Cool Whip across the top of the cake.

Step Five:  Sprinkle the grated coconut across the top of the cake.  Easy and soooo good!  Let it sit overnight in the refrigerator and then cut and serve!

Of course I didn't wait for it to sit overnight.  We had it for dessert that night, but it was still good.  It was better the next day.

So I made my favorite cake for my birthday.  When Dave got home, he grilled some steaks.  Each of the boys made and decorated birthday cards for me along with some gifts . . . candles, bath gels, and socks.  :)
Dave played it safe and gave me money.  :)

All in all I had a great birthday.  A great birthday 
with just  . . . 

                                 the Ferrell boys and me!

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