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Coconut Spice Cake with Nutmeg Rum Frosting

This cake is made with a cake mix but tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. The nutmeg frosting is wonderful too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: cake mix recipe, spice cake
Servings: 1 cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 ounce box of Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 cup Nestles Tollhouse Premier White Morsels
  • 1 cup coconut

Nutmeg Rum Frosting:

  • 1 16 ounce can of Vanilla Frosting
  • 4 teaspoons rum
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg

Instructions

Cake Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl mix together cake mix, milk, water, spices and eggs. Fold in coconut, walnuts, and morsels. Pour into a sprayed cake pan and cook in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 55 minutes until center is done. Let cool 15 to 20 minutes before removing from pan.

Frosting Instructions

  • Whisk together ingredients and microwave until pourable from a pitcher. Pour over cooled cake. I used only half the can to do a drizzle-type frosting on this cake.  Use the entire can to frost the entire cake.  (Note: If using a regular cake pan and not a bundt pan, just spread the frosting over the cake). (Note: If using a regular cake pan and not a bundt pan, just spread the frosting over the cake).

Notes

You could use vanilla extract instead of rum. You could also use rum extract. You could also add coconut to the icing or sprinkle it on top of the cake once it is iced.