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Coconut Supreme Torte

This three-layer coconut treat starts with a boxed mix. "A neighbor made this scrumptious cake and passed along the recipe to me," shares Vernelle Lazzarini of Upland, California.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted, divided

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs, pudding mix and oil. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Stir in coconut and walnuts.
  • Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Stir in 1-1/2 cups coconut.
  • Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 3/4 cup frosting. Repeat layers. Top with remaining layer and frosting; sprinkle with remaining coconut. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 542 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • NanZim
    Mar 10, 2014

    I don't usually use cake mixes, but decided to try this recipe. My husband said it was' very good'. Toasting the coconut really accentuates its flavor.

  • seattlebarbara2003
    Jun 17, 2010

    I've been making this cake for years and still get requests to make it. It is so easy to make and looks impressive.