Let them eat cake!

I have been wanting to make this strawberry coconut cake since we had it back in June at Lulu's Tea Room in Knoxville, TN. Since today is a day of two meetings I decided to make it so we would have help eating it! It is a three-layer cake and makes huge slices!

I baked the three layers last night, then frosted it this morning. I only have square cake pans, but don't have a square platter to put the square cake on! Can you believe with all the dishes I have, I don't have the right size for this cake!

The cake tastes wonderful, and my Faith Sharing Group agreed it is! Tonight my Creative Memories group will be here and will have their share!

The frosting was a little thin, not sure if I did something wrong, but it's still good, just not as pretty!

It doesn't look very pretty here because the strawberries show in the frosting.

Here's the recipe, try it, it isn't hard to make at all. Let me know if you make it!

Lulu's Strawberry Coconut Cake Recipe

1 1/2 boxes of white cake mix
5 eggs
2 cups water
3/4 cup oil
1/2 box of strawberry jello (3 oz. box)
1/2 cup of chopped strawberries
16 oz sour cream
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 box of strawberry jello (3 oz. box)
7 oz bag of sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup of chopped strawberries
1 (8 oz) carton of cool whip thawed


Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients for cake with an electric mixer. Pour into 3 (8 or 9 inch) round baking pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Place in preheated oven and bake for 22 minutes. Let cake cool completely before icing.
Mix all ingredients for the icing, excluding the cool whip. Place one layer of cake on a platter and cover the top with 1/3 of the coconut mixture. Add the second layer and cover that layer with another 1/3 of the mixture. Take the remaining 1/3 mixture and add the 8 oz carton of cool whip. Add the 3rd layer and cover the entire cake with your cool whip mixture. Garnish with strawberries.

Presenter: LuLu's Tea Room

Here's a slice for you! Enjoy!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



Mary said...

I'm going to make your yummy cake for my birthday, coming up all too soon! I wish you could join me!

Lallee said...

My mouth is drooling. I want that slice you offered in the worst way. I can't think of a thing in my kitchen to substitute with so I will now be in misery the rest of the afternoon ;-) I think you did a beautiful job, Katherine. I applaud anyone who will tackle icing THREE layers!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Looks yummy and gorgeous!! Thanks for the recipe!

A Hint of Home said...

My mouth is watering and I wish I could reach through the screen right now and taste it.
Looks so yummy!

Connie said...

That is the prettiest cake I've ever seen, chickee! All pink and gooey looking on that gorgeous.....squeeeeal.....plate! Coconut is my favorite cake. I've thought of making a "pina colada" cake with pineapple juice and pineapple and coconut. Just don't need it right now while trying to lose some of this weight, but I'll do it someday. Your cake looks absolutely delicious and divine though, Sugar!!!!

La Tea Dah said...

Thank you --- it tastes yummy --- even from this far away!

Eileen said...

This sounds wonderful! Two of my favorites, coconut and strawberry! Thanks for posting the recipe! I'm going to try this one.
And you had the absolute perfect plate to put a slice on, I loved that little rose plate!
All the best,

LTD said...

Wow, this looks so delicious and I love the presentation as well on that gorgeous plate. What is the plate called, it looks like a series from OCR.


Sonalida said...

The cake looks delicious. I can almost taste it.

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, thanks for the invite, sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday, I suffered all day from a dreaded migraine, doing much better today thank heavens. Darling, the cake looks absolutely and positively delicious, and of course pink is my favorite color and strawberry my berry of choice. I will try it and will let you know.

Thanks for visiting me and for the lovely lovely comments you leave behind.

Duchess xx

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Mmmm, that cake looks so good and pretty in pink!