Steph2003's Awesome Coconut Cake


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 255.9
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
  • Sodium: 429.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

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I have yet to find a full fat version of coconut cake that I like better than this low fat version! I have yet to find a full fat version of coconut cake that I like better than this low fat version!
Number of Servings: 12


    1 box, Duncan Hines Coconut Supreme Cake Mix
    1 can Sprite Zero (or a little more is ok, if you happen to have a 20 oz bottle. Just increase the bake time)
    1 tub Cool Whip Free, the average size, not the big one
    .5 tsp Coconut Extract
    1-4 serving pkg of Jello Fat Free Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding (or cheesecake, it's what I use)
    1.5 cups skim milk
    .5 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes (optional)


Preheat oven to 350, and spray 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.

In bowl combine cake mix and sprite zero, mix until well blended (I use my mixer on low for a couple minutes)

Bake for 25-45 minutes depending on the type of pan you used, and also the amount of sprite. When toothpick in the center comes out clean it's done.

Once cake is done, and has cooled some, poke holes in cake with a butter knife or the end of a wooden spoon. Combine milk and pudding, and spread over cake, (be sure to get it in the holes.)

Combine cool whip and coconut extract stir until blended, then add shredded coconut if desired. Spread over cake/pudding, cover and refridgerate any leftovers. This cake is better the older it gets, so the next day or even the day after it's fantastic! It also freezes well.

Nutritional info w/shredded coconut omitted:
12 Servings

Calories 232.5
Total Fat 3.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0.6 mg
Sodium 417.5 mg
Potassium 51.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 21.2 g
Protein 2.1 g

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STEPH2003.


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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made cupcakes for a coworker's birthday, and used 4 oz of coconut water and 8 oz of sprite zero. The cupcakes are light and fluffy, and the pudding adds a nice touch! I'm not a huge coconut fan, but these were pretty good...and got rave reviews! - 5/25/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! My hubby loves coconut! I am planning to make this a day before Valentines and pack it in his lunch. - 2/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this cake with a white cake mix & brought it to my family reunion. Needless to say, everyone was raving about it! I was wishing I'd put a piece aside for myself to take home, but it was gone in no time! - 8/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My store didn't have the Coconut Cake Mix, so I made it with the Pineapple one. It was sooooo good! Absolutely does improve after a day in the fridge. We have enjoyed it over a couple days and froze the rest. My boyfriend can't stand Cool Whip and he loves it! - 7/9/08

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  • So good. Used white cake mix with pudding in it and store brand diet soda. Didn't have ff st pudding, so I halved what I had on hand - banana pudding mix (1.8oz), mixed with 1c of skim milk. Only used 1/4 c coconut. Will try it with the coconut water next time. - 12/29/14

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  • Everytime I bring this to a gatbering everyone loves it:) - 9/9/12

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  • Loved this cake, very easy to bake (though I took it out of the pan immediately so that it would not continue to cook. Placed it back in pan, added the pudding and frosting, and yum started to happen!! Easy and delicious!! - 4/25/11

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  • This was awesome! Better than the full fat version! - 3/11/11

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  • My grocery didn't have the coconut cake mix, so I did a vanilla version with yellow cake mix and vanilla creme soda. Very moist and delicious (though also very sweet). - 8/14/10

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  • I made this for my husband's birthday, and it was a big hit! My husband doesn't usually like anything low fat or 'diet', but he loved it! And I agree, it's definitely even better the next day. I couldn't find the coconut cake mix, so used white cake mix. I'll try it with pineapple or orange next - 3/3/10

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  • This recipe was incredible! I will definitely be making this again. Could not tell that it was a healthier version of cake. - 1/26/10

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  • Made this for Thanksgiving, and it is WONDERFUL!!! This was a big hit with my family. Will definitely make it again. - 11/27/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will see how good this cake is , sounds great - 5/2/09

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  • This cake is absolutely the best low fat cake I have ever had. Great flavor and very moist . No one knew it was low fat. I will definately make it again. - 4/15/09

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  • This cake was great, alot lighter and fluffy compared to ordinary cake. I did use chocolate cake instead of vanilla, but otherwise great. I took it to a church function and they were suprised I used soda in the cake. I am looking for other flavors to incorporate besides coconut next time. - 3/16/09

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  • I made this twice and could not get the pudding to go in the holes. I would appreciate any suggestions. My husband and I both love it and it does freeze very well. - 9/22/08

    Reply from STEPH2003 (9/22/08)
    What I do is just pour it on top of the cake and use a spatula to spread it, like frosting, pressing the pudding into the holes. I also use the handle end of the butter knife to get a bigger hole. Hope this helps!

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  • I made this with chocolate cake mix because I am such a sucker for the chocolate/cocnut mix!! It's delicious! The Sprite Zero had me a little worried, but you would never know that that is the only ingredient mixed with the cake mix! Brava for coming up with this!! - 8/10/08

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  • Wow! Not only is this cake extra Yummy-- it's Extra EASY to make!My husband ate 2 slices of it last night and then took an extra big slice in his lunchbox today! My store didn't have the coconut cake mix either, so I made it with the new reduced sugar lemon.We all loved it.Thanks so much STEPH2003! - 7/20/08

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