Coconut Cake From a Mix Recipes

Many coconut cakes, including coconut poke cake, pig picking cake, pina colada cake, and more, begin with a time-saver--cake mix. You'll want to bookmark these recipes for coconut cake made with cake mix.

Staff Picks

Coconut Cream Cake I

Rating: 4.5 stars 549
An easy cake using a white cake mix, and moistened with a creamy coconut sauce. You may reduce the amount of sauce if you prefer, and it will still be delicious.

Pig Picking Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
Mandarin oranges in the cake and pineapple, pecans and coconut in the filling. From living down south and all the get-togethers for Pig Picking, this cake is a sure winner with people from the Southerners as well as the Northerners. This cake brings us all together.
By Claudia Hamilton

Pina Colada Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
Easy, easy, easy, and oh, so good! Make this a day ahead of serving.

Coconut Poke Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1011
White cake soaked in sweet creamy coconut milk and smothered in whipped topping and flaked coconut. A real treat for those with a sweet tooth.

Hurricane Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 151
An easy and delicious cake, also known as Earthquake Cake. Coconut and pecans are baked under a German chocolate cake mix, with a cream cheese mixture on top that sinks into the batter as it bakes.

Creamy Coconut Cake

Rating: 5 stars 291
A moist and creamy coconut cake that will have all begging for more. If I don't make it for work or family gatherings I end up in trouble.

Lite Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
This cake tastes so great that your guests won't know the calories are missing!

Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake

Rating: 5 stars 20
Awesome cake if you like the flavors of coffee and coconut.

Coconut Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 205
A delicious coconut cake made from a cake mix with coconut cream cheese frosting and garnished with toasted coconut.
By Diane Y

Hawaiian Wedding Cake II

Rating: 5 stars 119
A refreshing summer dessert, this has a layer of yellow cake covered with pineapple then topped with a fluffy cream layer and garnished with coconut and chopped nuts.

Sad Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
This cake is called sad cake because the cake looks sad. It actually "falls" during baking and is a flat cake. It may be sad looking, but it is moist, chewy and sweet. It does not need a frosting.

Tres Leches Pina Colada Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
This easy cake is made in the style of a tres leches cake but with pina colada flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

Watergate Cake III
Rating: Unrated 32
I leave the coconut and nuts out, and it is still very good. I get rave reviews when I take it anywhere!
Rave Reviews Coconut Cake
Rating: Unrated 108
A wonderful moist coconut cake perfect for birthday parties. Walnuts and pecans are interchangeable in this recipe.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake V
Rating: 4.5 stars 607

This recipe makes a two-layer pineapple upside-down cake using cake mix and canned pineapple.