TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (2.9 ounces) cook-and-serve lemon pudding mix
  • Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup evaporated milk, chilled
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, divided


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Prepare pudding according to package directions. Add lemon peel; cool. In a small bowl, whip milk. Add lemon juice and sugar; blend for 30 seconds. Fold into pudding. Carefully fold in 3/4 cup coconut. Split cooled cake into two layers; spread pudding mixture between layers on top. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Refrigerator Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p85

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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kristif User ID: 578123 42620
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"Made this with whipping cream instead of evaporated milk. Yummy!"

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