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10/4/12

Thighs Be Damned Coconut Cake

While it took me over a year to come up with a birthday celebration (no one I know aged this past year???) excuse to bake what can only be described as the most amazing coconut cake in the world, I held onto the taste memory ever since I willed myself to eat only a bite of my friend, Mrs. Magpie's, birthday cake.

When the cake was presented, I told myself to think of my thighs, which since birth have not grown in proportion to the rest of my body. This is not an exaggeration. Had my mother kept a baby book photo record of my growth, along with my weight record, I would be sharing the proof. Never mind the fact that I reached my adult height of sixty inches at age fourteen, my thighs did not receive the full growth achieved message.

As soon as my taste buds met the cake on that fateful day in 2010, all thigh thoughts went out the window. I knew one day we would meet again. SH's birthday (the hubby, if you're new to my blog) was the excuse to bake.

Mrs. Magpie's friend, Nancy, graciously shared the recipe. Had she not, I would have pestered Mrs. Magpie unrelentlessly. Yes, the cake is THAT good.


Betty's Sour Cream Thighs Be Damned Coconut Cake

1 package yellow cake mix
1 16-ounce container of sour cream (light sour cream worked well for me)
2 cups sugar
1 8-ounce container of whipped topping, thawed (After saving calories with light sour cream, I went for full fat whipped topping. We all have our limits, you know.)
3 6-ounce packages of frozen coconut, thawed and divided (Frozen coconut was a new to me product. It was found near the frozen fruit)



Bake cake according to directions in two 8-inch round cake pans.
Freeze cake.
Three days before you are ready to serve, slice horizontally into 4 separate layers.

 Two of the four layers

Combine sour cream and sugar in a bowl, and then mix with 12 ounces of the coconut.

Combine one cup of this coconut mixture with your with your whipped topping in a separate bowl and set aside.

Spoon and spread remaining coconut/sour cream mixture evenly on the layers of your cake and stack.

Ice the top and the sides of the cake with the coconut and whipped topping mixture that you set aside.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator for three days. Cover the cake with a plastic or glass cake lid, whichever you have. If you don't have either, put toothpicks in the cake and make a tent out of tinfoil to cover.

When you are ready to serve, take the remaining 6 ounces of thawed coconut and pat that on the top and sides of the cake.

Eat a slice of cake. 
Repeat until you see noticeable thigh expansion.
Trust me, it works.

This cake, according to my family of coconut lovers, is the best cake in the entire world.  According to Nancy, it is from the Lighthouse Society cookbook. My guess is the St. Augustine Lighthouse, although my Google search came up short.

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56 comments:

  1. I absolutely love coconut cake, and also have never heard of frozen coconut. Seems odd. Does it have a different texture than regular flaked coconut?

    I gave up on my thighs long ago.

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  2. That looks so good, anything with coconut always taste good, thanks for sharing.

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  3. This really is the best cake EVUH!

    I wish I had one right now. I'd eat the whole thing. LOL!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  4. This sounds amazing! I love coconut :)

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  5. Heavens sakes, I'm trying really hard to be good and then I find recipes like this. Girl, my thighs, bootie and everything else that's going south on my body are in some serious trouble with this cake.:) Total drool worthy! Thanks for coming by today.

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  6. oh my goodness, I WANT that NOW! I love coconut and that just looks fabulous! I host Photo Friday Blog Hop- you are welcome to add this or any other picture from you blog/post. Hope you stop by tomorrow. Cheers!

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  7. It does look delicious, but I'm the only one in this whole house full of people who likes coconut (shameful, isn't it?). I couldn't make a whole cake for myself...or could I (insert evil thighs be darned laugh here).

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  8. Wonderful write up on Coconut Cake and thighs. I want to try this recipe next!

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  9. That cake does look awesomely delicious!

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  10. You had me at coconut. ♥
    I would love for you to share this link with the Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  11. This would make a wonderful birthday cake for my one of my best friends as she looooooooooooves coconut :)

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  12. I am NOT a coconut fan, but that cake looks REALLY GOOD!

    Thanks for linking up with Super Sunday Sync!
    http://dawnsdisaster.blogspot.com/2012/10/super-sunday-sync-4.html
    Hope to see you next week :)

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  13. Oh my. That look simply divine! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  14. I am from Jamaica and get to eat a variety of items that have in coconut. I love it and this cakes looks so-o-o yummy! Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday and have a wonderful week.

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  15. Oh wow! This looks amazing!! My husband LOVES anything coconut! I might have to try this someday!

    And thank you for linking up with my FLorida bloggers hop! It's great to find other FL bloggers out there!!

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  16. I'm still smiling at this post. It is AWESOME. I want some and can't eat sweets right now. BOO.

    XO,

    Mrs. Magpie

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  17. I love coconut cake and this recipe looks delish! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oh, My! This looks and sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again next Monday Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. Lisa,
    You have me drooling, dreaming of what a bite of this fabulous cake would be like. I will soon know what it will be like, can't wait to make this cake. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

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  20. It looks like a coconut dream. I love coconut cake but no one else in my family likes it so I usually do without. I am going to have my daughter make this for me. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  21. You know you have something special when the instructions say "three days before..." Things like that don't keep circulating unless they are darn good. While I'm painfully aware of the existence of my thighs, I had no idea there was a such thing as frozen coconut. Thank you for sharing with See Ya In the Gumbo.

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  22. Coconut cake is a family favorite at our house, your looks yummy! Laura

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  23. Haha! Love the title. Coconut is my favorite. This would be awesome with some coconut fro-yo. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Salt Tree. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

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  24. Haha. You had me with your title? Looks well worth an extra workout. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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  25. Love the title of this post! What a wonderful recipe. Cannot wait to try this on my eager family. Come and visit us. We are having a great giveaway this week.

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  26. Oh yum - that does sound delicious!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  27. This looks so good, and my thighs were dammed a long time ago! It's so yummy looking it will be so worth the effort. Love coconut! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  28. YUM! Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly
    Smart! School {House}
    http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse

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  29. MMMMMMmmmmmm! This looks so yummy! And I love the name! LOL Visiting from Your Whims Wednesday : )

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/2012/10/wohoo-im-finished.html

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  30. Found and followed you through Adorned from Above's link party! This looks so delicious and reminds me of an igloo haha! Perfect for a winter party.

    Hope you stop by my blog sometime :)

    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com/

    Krista

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  31. My husband is in love with coconut *which is saying a lot since he's the pickiest eater in the world* so when I saw your link on Southern Lovelys Linky Party I had to check it out.

    It sound delicious and will be trying it soon! Thanks for the post!

    Visit my blog http://whitfieldaveharrisonst.blogspot.ca/

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  32. I love coconut cake. This looks amazing. Thanks so much for linking up at Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  33. Hi Lisa, oh wow! I am a coconut fan and could not resist commenting and sending kudos on your link! Thank you for sharing, Nancy

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  34. This is so funny... I just made the same cake this week! It is so yummy... and so sinful! I love it, love it, love it! Have a good one!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  35. Looks good, and totally worth it :)

    Claire @ gypsyslowdown.blogspot.com

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  36. That really looks tasteful. I love coconut cake. 'Great name you gave the recipe, also. I found you on Ivy & Elephants' Link Party.

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  37. yummmy! i wish my wife will make cake for me, so should eat. looking very tasty.

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  38. LOL I love the title of that cake! Sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

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  39. Love your blog. Very nice. The title of this post is perfect. This recipe looks fantastic. Cannot wait to try this recipe. Please visit us. We would love to have you and we are having a great giveaway this week. Register to win - it is under the Televenge post!

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  40. ha,ha! I LOVE the name of your cake! We love coconut too, I can't wait to try this cake.:)

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  41. Sounds amazing, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  42. Wow, that looks SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  43. Oh my, I love coconut cake! The thigh expansion comment made me laugh so hard. Even though mine really don't need any help how can I resist this tempting cake? I bet the sour cream makes it so moist. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  44. Good Morning Lisa,
    I think it will be fine if you served me a big slice of that awesome cake for breakfast! Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  45. Mmmmm! The title says it all! ;)

    Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party! <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  46. Sounds fabulous -- just the name sets the mouth watering! Thanks for linking on Busy Monday!

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  47. Oh yum. This looks incredible. Thanks for sharing at www.meltingmoments.info Have a great week!

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  48. Featuring this week! Thanks again for linking. Pinning and sharing through Google + too.

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  49. Hey Lisa, understand completely - short gal myself - this cake looks quite delicious - looks a lot like the one I make for my husband - he's tall - doesn't have to worry about thighs, height etc....nice for him isn't it ;)
    I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  50. Oooh! I love coconut! This recipe looks really amazing - thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! - Trish

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  51. Lisa,
    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I LOVE coconut cake. Why the frozen coconut instead of regular? Does it make a difference? Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :) Have a great week
    Michelle

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  52. Coconut cake...with layers?!? I am in! I am stopping from Ms. enPlace...a great round up.

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