Coconut Cake

Yup, definitely a keeper! My husband's favorite cake is coconut.  This one has the layer of cherry jam that is so delicious. A real winner for the whole family, holidays, birthdays and just any day!


1 pkg  white cake mix (plus ingredients to make cake)
1 tsp almond extract

3/4 cup  cold milk
1 pkg white chocolate or vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 container (8 oz ) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/3 cup cherry or peach jam
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1.  Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Line bottom of Springform Pan with parchment paper; spray pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2.  Prepare cake mix according to package directions, adding almond extract with water. Pour batter into pan. Bake 60-65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around edge of cake and release collar of pan. Cool cake completely. Remove cake from pan; discard parchment paper. Cut cake in half horizontally. Place bottom half of cake onto serving platter.

3.  Combine milk, pudding mix and powdered sugar. Whisk 1-2 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Fold in whipped topping.

4.  Spread jam over bottom half of cake. Spread 1 cup (250 mL) of the frosting over jam. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread sides and top of cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate 1 hour. Serve using Beaded Cake/Pie Server.

Yield:  16 servings

Such an easy way to make your husband happy!!!!

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