9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake

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What makes this 9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake so special?  This amped up white cake mix recipe has a dense, moist texture that comes from a combination of sour cream and cream of coconut. And the icing on the cake? Well, it is a homemade cream cheese frosting that is to die for.

Oh baby, serve me up a piece of this moist cake with sour cream and cream of coconut. Yep, that’s a double whammy of flavor and richness. And to make it even better, it’s topped with a cream cheese icing. (My favorite, I might add.)

I served this up for my Momma as her birthday cake. As a fellow coconut-lover, I knew she’d appreciate this coconut cake recipe as much as I do.

What’s even better? This is a shortcut recipe using boxed cake mix. If you follow our blog regularly, you’ll know that I love cake mix recipes, and we have quite the collection. From Cherry Almond Dump Cake to Caramel Bars and let’s not forget Yellow Cake Mix Gooey Bars, we’ve got it all.

9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake Recipe:

I guess you could say this Coco Lopez Cake comes from Louisiana since I found the recipe for Coconut Sour Cream Cake and Cream Cheese Icing in my Louisiana Junior League cook book (circa 1980).

The author of this recipe was sort of a genius. She used a boxed white cake mix, and then made it moist and decadent by adding sour cream and cream of coconut.  With that being said, be sure to store this cake in the refrigerator.

And then, if that’s not good enough, she added a homemade cream cheese icing.  Both the cake and frosting are simple to make, so don’t think twice about giving it a shot.

How to Make Sour Cream Coconut Sheet Cake:

Cake:

  1. Mix white cake mix, vegetable oil and eggs; stir in sour cream and Coco Lopez (cream of coconut).
  2. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
  4. Let the cake cool before icing.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Combine softened cream cheese and sugar; beat well.
  2. Add milk and vanilla; spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle with coconut and press into cake.

For the full instructions and ingredient list for Sour Cream Coconut Sheet Cake, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

What makes this 9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake so special?  This amped up white cake mix recipe has a dense, moist texture that comes from a combination of sour cream and cream of coconut. And the icing on the cake? Well, it's literally a homemade cream cheese frosting that is to die for.

Notes About 9 x 13 Cake with Coconut and Sour Cream:

  • Cream of Coconut is often found in the alcoholic beverage aisle at the grocery store. Coco Lopez is just one of the many brands that are available.
  • Use the leftover Cream of Coconut in this amazing Amaretto Pina Colada recipe.
  • This cream cheese frosting is perfect. Omit the coconut and use it on any of your favorite cake recipes.
  • Keep this cake refrigerated due to the cream cheese and milk in the icing.
  • Substitute canola oil for vegetable, if desired.
  • Press the sweetened, flaked coconut into the cream cheese icing to make it stick.

More Cake Recipes using Boxed Cake Mix:

We love using a boxed cake mix to kickstart our dessert recipes, especially if we are in a hurry. Check out some of our favorites:

Yellow Cake Mix Gooey Bars

Chocolate Cake Mix Gooey Bars

Pumpkin Crunch

Rhubarb Spoon Cake

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Lemon Butter Cake

There's only six ingredients between you and a pan of Lemon Cake Mix Gooey Bars.  This rich butter cake is simple to make using a boxed cake mix base, yet the outcome is something worthy of a Grand Prize. 

Boston Cream Cake

Granny's Boston Cream Cake is a shortcut recipe for your beloved Boston Cream Pie.  Topped with chocolate fudge icing, a yellow cake mix is taken to a whole new level with a decadent cream cheese layer.

Triple Chocolate Cake

This Easy Triple Chocolate Cake is made with just five ingredients and mixed in one bowl making it a simple, quick dessert option.

 

What makes this 9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake so special?  This amped up white cake mix recipe has a dense, moist texture that comes from a combination of sour cream and cream of coconut. And the icing on the cake? Well, it's literally a homemade cream cheese frosting that is to die for.
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9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake

What makes this 9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake so special?  This amped up white cake mix recipe has a dense, moist texture that comes from a combination of sour cream and cream of coconut. And the icing on the cake? Well, it's literally a homemade cream cheese frosting that is to die for.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 9 x 13 sour cream coconut cake, coco lopez cake, coconut cake, coconut cake with sour cream, coconut sour cream cake, sour cream coconut cake, sour cream coconut sheet cake
Servings: 32 slices
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Coconut Sour Cream Cake

  • 16.25 ounce box white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cream of coconut (Coco Lopez)

Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sweetened, flaked coconut

Instructions

Sour Cream Coconut Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix cake mix with eggs and oil; add sour cream and cream of coconut and stir.
    What makes this 9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake so special?  This amped up white cake mix recipe has a dense, moist texture that comes from a combination of sour cream and cream of coconut. And the icing on the cake? Well, it's literally a homemade cream cheese frosting that is to die for.
  • Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
    What makes this 9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake so special?  This amped up white cake mix recipe has a dense, moist texture that comes from a combination of sour cream and cream of coconut. And the icing on the cake? Well, it's literally a homemade cream cheese frosting that is to die for.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
    What makes this 9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake so special?  This amped up white cake mix recipe has a dense, moist texture that comes from a combination of sour cream and cream of coconut. And the icing on the cake? Well, it's literally a homemade cream cheese frosting that is to die for.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cream softened cream cheese and sugar. Add milk and vanilla and stir until creamy.
    What makes this 9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake so special?  This amped up white cake mix recipe has a dense, moist texture that comes from a combination of sour cream and cream of coconut. And the icing on the cake? Well, it's literally a homemade cream cheese frosting that is to die for.
  • Frost cooled cake. Sprinkle with coconut push lightly so that it sticks to the frosting.
    What makes this 9 x 13 Sour Cream Coconut Cake so special?  This amped up white cake mix recipe has a dense, moist texture that comes from a combination of sour cream and cream of coconut. And the icing on the cake? Well, it's literally a homemade cream cheese frosting that is to die for.

Notes

  • Cream of Coconut is often found in the alcoholic beverage aisle at the grocery store.  Coco Lopez is just one of the many brands that are available.
  • Use the leftover Cream of Coconut in this amazing Amaretto Pina Colada recipe.
  • This cream cheese frosting is perfect. Omit the coconut and use it on any of your favorite cake recipes.
  • Keep this cake refrigerated due to the cream cheese and milk in the icing.
  • Substitute canola oil for vegetable, if desired. 

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2 Comments

  1. I do not see anywhere in the recipe what temperature to set the oven at. It matches a recipe we have made for years and the oven was 350 degrees. We started making this for Easter but now we make it year round. Thank you for sharing!

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