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Super Simple Coconut Cake

Oma Darling
A very simple take on a traditional coconut cake. This moist, white cake is infused with sweet condensed milk and topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting, then coated with sweet coconut.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 16oz cream cheese frosting (1 tub) I actually like more frosting, so i use about a 1-1/2 tubs.
  • 2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut


  • Grease a 9 x 13 glass dish. Prepare white cake mix per package instructions and pour into the greased baking dish. Baked as directed on the box.
  • Remove baked cake from oven and immediately poke holes all over the warm cake with the handle of a wooden spoon.
  • Pour entire can of condensed milk over the top of the warm cake, letting it run into the holes. Then cover and refrigerate until cool (several hours).
  • Place the prepared frosting into a bowl and whip on a very high speed for about 5 minutes You are aerating this cream cheese frosting to make it lighter.
  • Frost the cake with the whipped frosting and then sprinkle the coconut all over the top.
  • Cut the cake and enjoy! Keep covered with plastic wrap and it will stay fresh all week.
Keyword Coconut Cake, Quick recipe, Super Simple