Lightened Coconut Cake

4.5 of 5 (2)
member ratings
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 187.8
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
  • Sodium: 229.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Lightened Coconut Cake calories by ingredient
Submitted by:


Still a decadent treat but about half the calories of the original. Still a decadent treat but about half the calories of the original.
Number of Servings: 16


    1 box cake mix - white preferably, but yellow is okay
    1 can (12 oz.) Diet Sprite or Sprite Zero
    1 cup fat free sour cream
    1 cup shredded coconut
    1 cup Splenda (granular)
    1 1/2 cups Cool Whip Free


It is best to begin to prepare this cake a few days before it is needed in order to allow time to refrigerate it between steps and before serving.

1. Preheat oven to temperature specified on cake mix (350f or 375f depending no brand.) Grease & flour two round cake pans, or spray with Baker's Secret or Pam for Baking.

2. Mix cake mix and Sprite. (Do not add the other ingredients called for on the cake mix box.) You can add a teaspoon of coconut extract/flavoring if you have it on hand, but it is not necessary.

3. Pour into 2 prepared cake pans. Bake according to time on box (approx. 30 minutes) untill lightly golden brown.

4. While the cake bakes, prepare the filling. Mix 1 cup fat free sour cream and 1 cup Splend with 1 cup coconut. Reserve a couple of tablespoons of coconut for garnish if you wish.

5. Refrigerate the filling mixture. Cool the cake layers to room temperature and then refrigerate overnight if possible.

6. To construct the cake: Slice each layer in half horizontally to make 4 thin layers. Beat the filling mixture by hand to fluff a little and make less stiff.

7. Place first layer on cake plate and top with approx. 1/4th of the filling mixture. Repeat this with each layer, so that you have 4 layers of cake with 3 layers of filling in between.

8. Add the Cool Whip Free to the remaining 1/4th of the filling mixture. Mix by hand to make a fluffy frosting for the cake. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the mixture. Sprinkle the reserved coconut decoratively on the top of the cake.

9. Refrigerate several hours or overnight if possible. Cut into 16 slices ... this is a very rich dessert and a small piece is very satisfying. Store any left over cake in the refrigerator.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ELAINEHN.

Rate This Recipe

Member Ratings For This Recipe

  • Very Good
    This tased soooo good but it stuck to the bottom of the pans ? I must of not greased them alot? They crumbled but we ate it anyway, it didn't llok good but it tasted sooooooooooo Yummmyyyyyyyyyy! :) - 5/31/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • awesome mmmmmmmmmmmmm a must try - 5/18/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    mmmmmmmm coconut, I love coconut, I go crazy for coconut, awwkkk cooocooonuuuut cooooocooooonnuuuuttt whoooooooottt!, and it is healthy too!!!!!!!!!!! ******************************************
    ***** not enough stars
    - 5/16/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No