Coconut Easter Cake Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.
  3. Stir cake mix, 1 cup water, vegetable oil, eggs, and 1 teaspoon coconut extract together in a bowl until moistened; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the cakes are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  6. Let cakes cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove cakes from pans to finish cooling on racks, at least 30 minutes.
  7. Beat butter with an electric mixer on low in a large bowl until creamy and smooth. Beat in 2 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract.
  8. Beat 1 cup confectioners' sugar into butter mixture until thoroughly combined; beat in 1 tablespoon heavy cream. Continue to beat in confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, alternating with 1 tablespoon cream, until the confectioners' sugar and cream have been incorporated and the frosting is smooth and creamy.
  9. With a long serrated knife, level the tops of the 3 cakes. Place 1 cake onto a serving platter; frost the top of the cake with about 1/4 of the frosting. Sprinkle with about 1/3 cup flaked coconut.
  10. Place second cake layer on top of the first, and frost and sprinkle with coconut as before. Place third layer on top of the second; frost top and sides with remaining frosting. Lightly press 1/3 cup of coconut evenly into sides of cake.
  11. Place 1 cup of remaining coconut into a resealable plastic bag, add 1/2 teaspoon water and the green food coloring, and seal bag. Shake and press bag to mix food coloring with coconut, tinting it light green. Remove to paper towel to dry.
  12. Spread the green coconut over the top of the cake; place colored jelly beans in the middle and press lightly to secure.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 9205.88 Kcal (38543 kJ)
Calories from fat 3326.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 369.61g 569%
Cholesterol 1102.39mg 367%
Sodium 467.63mg 19%
Potassium 849.92mg 18%
Total Carbs 1510.57g 504%
Sugars 1391.21g 5565%
Dietary Fiber 7.98g 32%
Protein 27.27g 55%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 2%
Vitamin A 2.3mg 76%
Iron 6mg 33%
Calcium 276.3mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 386.83 Kcal (1620 kJ)
Calories from fat 139.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.53g 569%
Cholesterol 46.32mg 367%
Sodium 19.65mg 19%
Potassium 35.71mg 18%
Total Carbs 63.47g 504%
Sugars 58.46g 5565%
Dietary Fiber 0.34g 32%
Protein 1.15g 55%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 76%
Iron 0.3mg 33%
Calcium 11.6mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 214.1
  • 261

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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