Coconut Sour Cream Cake


This simple sour cream coconut cake is a light, refreshing dessert.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 55 mins
1 4-layer, 9-inch round cake



  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 large egg whites

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Coconut Frosting:

  • 2 cups sour cream

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • 2 cups flaked coconut, divided

  • 1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two (9-inch) pans.

  2. Make cake: Beat cake mix, water, egg whites, oil, and almond extract in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, 23 to 28 minutes. Allow cakes to cool completely. Remove cooled cakes from the pans, then cut each in half horizontally.

  4. Make frosting: Mix together sour cream and sugar in a medium-sized bowl until combined. Stir in 1 1/2 cups coconut. Reserve 1 cup frosting; spread the rest between the cake layers.

  5. Fold whipped topping into reserved frosting; spread around the outside of cake. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup coconut over the top of frosted cake.

  6. Refrigerate cake for 1 to 3 days before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

473 Calories
22g Fat
68g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 473
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 56g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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