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Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte Recipe

Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte Recipe

Heavenly cakes are a hallmark of dessert time, and this lightened-up treat is no exception. “My neighbor made the scrumptious cake and gave me the recipe,” shares Vernelle Lazzarini of Upland, California. This made-over version of the original is as easy on the waistline as it is the taste buds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted, divided


  • 1. Coat three 9-in. round baking pans with cooking spray and dust with flour; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs, egg whites, applesauce and pudding mix. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Stir in coconut and walnuts.
  • 2. Pour into prepared 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.
  • 3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut.
  • 4. Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 2/3 cup frosting. Repeat layers. Top with remaining layer and frosting; sprinkle with remaining coconut. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 350 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 316mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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skymom747 User ID: 1717371 162369
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"This cake is delicious, nobody could tell it was a lighter version! I only had 2 cake pans the same size, so I sliced the cakes in half to make 4 layers, and just made a little extra frosting. It came out beautiful, and tasted great!"

socrmom92 User ID: 3231208 83041
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"I've made this a number of times. If you really like coconut, try using coconut cake, and I prefer the white over the yellow cake mix. I omit walnuts because my family doesn't care for them, but it's delicious without them. Because I don't have three pans the same size, my cake is only a double-layer, but it works just fine. This is a very easy recipe and I love the substitutions that make it more healthful. HINT: Be sure to toast, the coconut. That makes ALL the difference!"

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