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Sour Cream Coconut Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Easy Sour Cream Coconut Cake is so good and keeps well in a cool place for several days.  I love coconut and can’t leave this cake alone when I make it.  Great cake with coffee or as a dessert your friends and family will love.  This recipe is wonderful for any event or occasion and your friends and family will never know it is made with a mix.  It tastes like a homemade cake.  If you like coconut, you will love this cake.

Sour Cream Coconut Cake Ingredients Needed 

Classic white cake mix with pudding in the mix

Butter, melted


Sour cream


Coconut extract

Sweetened flaky coconut

Frosting ingredients for this cake

Powdered sugar

Cream cheese, softened

Coconut extract


Sweetened flaky coconut

RECIPE FEEDBACK: “I am a coconut “nut” and this cake is absolutely the best I have had in years. My husband likes it too.” – Susan

“This cake is my all time favorite. I’m so glad I found your recipe years ago, it wouldn’t be a holiday at our house without this dessert. If you haven’t made this cake…make it! It’s delicious!” – Brandi

“Wife just made me this cake for my 40th birthday. It tastes as good as it looks! No doubt about that.” – Carlos

“I didn’t have a cake mix with pudding in it so I just added a box of instant pudding. Delish! This cake is so moist yet substantial. Does not taste like it came from a box.” – Denise

“Made this for Thanksgiving & everyone loved it. I used a yellow cake mix instead of white and used coconut milk instead of regular. I was moist & delicious. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!!” – Mae


Sour Cream Coconut Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks


Sour Cream Coconut Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Print Recipe
5 from 25 votes

Easy Sour Cream Coconut Cake

If you love coconut, then this cake is one you'll make over and over again.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sour Cream Coconut Cake
Servings: 1 Cake



  • 1 15.25 ounce box classic white cake mix with pudding in the mix
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup sweetened flaky coconut


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup sweetened flaky coconut


  • Mix together all ingredients except coconut with mixer. Fold in coconut with spoon. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes checking center to make sure it is done as ovens vary.

Frosting Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients except coconut with mixer. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle on coconut.


Cake will keep for several days in a cool place.

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