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Three Day Coconut Cake

This Three Day Coconut Cake is easy to put together and worth the wait to let it develop all its yummy flavor.
Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigerator Time3 d
Total Time3 d 2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 day sour cream coconut cake, fresh coconut cake, fresh frozen coconut cake, frozen coconut cake, three day coconut cake
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 6 oz. pkgs frozen fresh coconut, thawed
  • 1 16 oz. container sour cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 boxed cake mix, white, yellow or butter cake prepared

Instructions

  • Mix thawed coconut, sour cream and sugar.
    Three Day Coconut Cake with sour cream uses a boxed cake mix and just three other ingredients to make a delicious dessert for the coconut lovers in your life.  Using fresh frozen coconut, this 3 day coconut cake is special.
  • Let set in fridge for 2 hours.
    Three Day Coconut Cake with sour cream uses a boxed cake mix and just three other ingredients to make a delicious dessert for the coconut lovers in your life.  Using fresh frozen coconut, this 3 day coconut cake is special.
  • Prepare cake mix recipe as directed on back of box.
    Three Day Coconut Cake with sour cream uses a boxed cake mix and just three other ingredients to make a delicious dessert for the coconut lovers in your life.  Using fresh frozen coconut, this 3 day coconut cake is special.
  • Pour into 3 round cake pans and bake according to directions.
    Three Day Coconut Cake with sour cream uses a boxed cake mix and just three other ingredients to make a delicious dessert for the coconut lovers in your life.  Using fresh frozen coconut, this 3 day coconut cake is special.
  • After cake has cooled, ice with coconut mixture between layers and on top and sides.
    Three Day Coconut Cake with sour cream uses a boxed cake mix and just three other ingredients to make a delicious dessert for the coconut lovers in your life.  Using fresh frozen coconut, this 3 day coconut cake is special.
  • Press and smush the coconut mixture all over the top and sides. Cover with plastic wrap and then foil, and store in the refrigerator for three days.
    Three Day Coconut Cake with sour cream uses a boxed cake mix and just three other ingredients to make a delicious dessert for the coconut lovers in your life.  Using fresh frozen coconut, this 3 day coconut cake is special.
  • If desired, press sweetened coconut all over the top and sides or coconut cake before serving.
    Three Day Coconut Cake with sour cream uses a boxed cake mix and just three other ingredients to make a delicious dessert for the coconut lovers in your life.  Using fresh frozen coconut, this 3 day coconut cake is special.
  • Cut and eat on the third day.
    Three Day Coconut Cake with sour cream uses a boxed cake mix and just three other ingredients to make a delicious dessert for the coconut lovers in your life.  Using fresh frozen coconut, this 3 day coconut cake is special.

Notes

  • The original recipe calls for butter cake mix which is hard to find. Find it through this link.  Or, substitute in a white cake mix or yellow cake mix.  Both are yummy!
  • Frozen coconut can be found in the freezer section at large grocery stores such as Walmart.  Or, Asian grocery stores tend to carry it too.  Be sure to grab 3 packages of frozen, fresh coconut. 
  • I prefer to use full fat sour cream for this recipe.  The filling and icing should be as thick as possible. 
  • The process of filling and icing the layers and top can be messy; just embrace it.  Use plastic wrap to tightly press the coconut filling on all sides of the cake. Top with a layer of foil.
  • To make the finished sour cream coconut cake prettier, use sweetened coconut to hide any bare spots. Press it onto all sides.