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Coconut Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
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Coconut Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

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This moist coconut cake is definitely one of my most-requested desserts. Use different cake mixes and pudding flavors for variety. —Gail Cayce, Wautoma, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:20-24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20-24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 3-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut, toasted, optional

Directions

  1. Prepare cake according to package directions, adding coconut and poppy seeds to batter.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the milk, extract and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread over the cake. Spread with whipped topping. Sprinkle with toasted coconut if desired. Yield: 20-24 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Poppy Seed Cake in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p14


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sherri2106
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"Made this and took to a church luncheon. It got a lot of thumbs up! I will be making it again."

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ferndale52
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"easy and handy, the taste was a little too synthetic from all the mixes - too much salt, too much sugar for my taste. won't be making again."

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mamp
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"Very good"

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qltmakr
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"I would give this cake a good but not excellent rating. I've tasted better and more moist cakes than this. It was not memorable enough for me to repeat again."

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swinny
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"Husband likes this cake a lot!! Delish :)"

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goobies
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"Try using Instant Coconut pudding in place of the vanilla.....makes it even more of a coconut flavor..."

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foreverfarm1
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"I have been making this cake for years for my catering job, and it was delicious....unfortunately, I did stop making it because of the poppy seeds. I cater for a lot of people and quite a few of them get drug tested for their jobs - they just don't do poppy seeds - great summer dessert though"

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BlaineL
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"Possibly my favorite cake..."

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JavaBean01
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"I made this when I had guests for dinner. Absolutely fabulous!"

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jbenson
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"This is my GO TO dessert recipe! I love it. It's so light, it's wonderful for summer."

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