This Strawberry Coconut Cake is a delicious and easy-to-fix dessert that's perfect for summer. Made from a box cake mix plus fresh strawberries and coconut, it's a cake anyone can create and everyone will enjoy.
6-8strawberries sliced. plus additional strawberries for garnish
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add the white cake mix, strawberry gelatin powder, all-purpose flour, and baking soda. Whisk to combine. Next beat in the oil, eggs, milk, pureed strawberries, vanilla, and coconut extract. Then stir in the chopped coconut.
Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of each layer comes out clean.
Cool the pans on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pans and leave it on the racks until it is completely cool.
While the cake cools, make your cream cheese frosting. Prepare as directed, but mix in 1/2 cup of chopped coconut.
Once the cakes are cool, spread a layer of frosting onto the top of one cake. Top with sliced strawberries. Place the second layer of cake on top of that and frost the rest of the cake. Garnish with fresh strawberries.