Toasted-Coconut Refrigerator Cake

Toasted-Coconut Refrigerator Cake
Anna Williams
RealSimple.com
Serves 8
preparation
20
minutes
cooking
80
minutes

Ingredients

1/4
cup
flaked sweetened coconut
1
cup
heavy (or whipping) cream, whipped to a soft peak
2
pound cakes (such as Sara Lee), about 11 ounces each
2
cups
Vanilla Pudding

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and toast in oven until golden, about 10 minutes, shaking the tray once about halfway through the cooking time. Remove and let cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, gently fold together the whipped cream and pudding. Slice each cake vertically in half, then slice each half horizontally into three ½-inch layers.
  3. Line an 8-by-8-inch square pan with 4 slices of cake to make 1 layer. Top with about 1 cup of the pudding mixture, spreading to cover the cake. Repeat the process to form 3 layers, ending with the pudding mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish with the toasted coconut and serve.

 

Sara Quessenberry
February 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.