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Chocolate Coconut Tube Cake


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water and vanilla. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Pour 3 cups into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, milk and extract. Drop by spoonfuls onto batter. Cover with remaining batter.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost with chocolate frosting.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 492 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


Average Rating:
  • nightskystar
    Feb 13, 2017

    The cake itself is good..the filling may not be to some people's taste. If you look at other recipes, the coconut has 2 of the egg whites beaten stiffly with sugar, then a small amount of flour and the coconut folded it. This makes a lovely filling that isnt heavy and wont sink. Try it both ways!!!

  • pyanorose
    Dec 23, 2014

    BEWARE; When I took cake out of oven, the filling had fallen to the base of the pan ; since I made this for Christmas--and I am the Grnad'mere!!- It is now going to have to be called "pudding cake"!

    I am totally disappointed in this recipe...I wouldn't make it again..Maybe we'll get a laugh out of it at our annual family gathering!! (In the meantime I am making brownies just in case0

  • Dottie 63
    Sep 8, 2013

    When I cut the cake, the coconut filling separated from the cake & I ended up with a lot of crumbs on the platter. It was tasty, but I probably wouldn't make it again.

    Feb 26, 2013

    I was not happy with this cake at all, nor was anyone it was served to. Maybe i did something wrong, normalling I am a very good baker and love to bake. I just didn't like it.

    Mar 6, 2011

    I haven't made it before but I have had it at a friend's house.

  • honeymore
    Feb 20, 2011

    I was disappointed, it looks better than it was. It was very dry and the filling was not great either. Sorry I didn't like it :(

  • noraise
    Feb 1, 2011

    what do you do with the remainding condensed milk if you don't have an immediate use for it? can it be frozen?

  • postess
    Jul 29, 2010

    I made this cake some time ago- it's missing something- I think it needs more coconut filling- my coconut filling sunk too. I am going to give it another try because I love coconut with chocolate

  • sawpainter1
    Sep 29, 2009

    Excellent taste to this cake! Next time I am going to put only 1 1/2 cups of prepared cake mix in pan instead of the 3 cups, and then the coconut and the remaining mix. The coconut had sunk to the bottom of the cake by following the directions. I will definitely make this cake again!

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