A delicious and moist strawberry coconut cream cake with an amazing coconut cream cheese frosting!
I love the flavor combination of strawberry and coconut. I recently had a strawberry coconut milkshake that was AMAZING. So as soon as Pillsbury sent me this Strawberry Cake Mix, I knew that I wanted to make a Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake!
Cake mixes are a nice shortcut and you can easily put together a cake in a matter of minutes and throw it in the oven. The house filled with a strawberry cake aroma and we couldn’t wait to eat it. There is coconut cream inside of the cake which gives it that hint of coconut without over powering the strawberry flavor.
I loved being able to cut into the cake and the bright pink strawberry cake was inside! It was so moist and tender and baked to perfection in the oven.
But let me just tell you about my favorite part of the cake! The coconut cream cheese frosting!
I love cream cheese frosting anyway but when you add some coconut flavoring to it, I am in heaven! This cake frosted so beautifully and looked delicious with the coconut flakes on the outside. I topped with some fresh strawberries and this cake was a hit!
If you are looking for a delicious and unique cake to make look no further. If you love strawberries and coconut then you will love this cake as much as we did!
* I was compensated for my time creating this post as a brand ambassador for Pillsbury. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 eggs
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease the bottom and sides of two 9 inch round cake pans. In a large bowl beat the strawberry cake mix, butter, coconut milk, water and eggs until incorporated. Beat on high for 2 minutes and pour into prepared pans.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
- TO make the coconut cream cheese frosting beat together cream cheese and butter. Add in powdered sugar and beat until creamy. Add the coconut extract and heavy cream and beat until smooth and can easily frost the cake.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Do I use unsalted or salted butter? Also does the cake have to be in 2 separate pans or could it be in one?
I used unsalted butter. This will bake up in 2 separate pans.
Hi Alyssa this cake looks great for the summer but in the recipe it doesn’t say which cake box mix to use. I don’t think I’ll find pillsbury so I’ll probably have to buy Betty Crocker but how many cakes 1 or 2 ?. Please clarify Thanks
One box of cake will make the two 9 inch round cakes.
Can you recommend a non-milk-based frosting for this? It sounds wonderful but my husband is lactose intolerant. A little in the cake mix is ok, but not the cream cheese and heavy cream.
HMM! That is a hard one. You can substitute the milk for water. That usually works but the flavor is not as great.
I made this cake for dessert tonight. Somehow I lost one of my 9” rounds so I made a bundt and my coconut flakes were pretty old and turn into NoNo-nut flakes, so i omitted them. It was still awesome. Had leftover frosting that I plan to use on cinnamon rolls.
I can not wait to make this cake for my daughters birthday!
It looks amazing.
It is delicious too! I hope it turned out and you all loved it! XOXO
In your description you state the cake has coconut cream in it. In the recipe it states coconut milk.. which should I use?
It is coconut milk. Hope you enjoy this cake as much as I do!! It is always a huge hit. XOXO
I’ve used coconut oil and coconut milk instead of butter and water in the Pillsbury strawberry cake mix. It comes out perfect and very light. I highly recommend it!
That sounds great!! I am glad you were able to modify it to your liking!! Thanks for sharing! XOXO
Could I make this as a sheet cake?
Made this over the weekend. EVERYONE ?? loved it! I was even told it was the best cake they have ever had. I’ve had 2 requests to make the same cake for upcoming birthdays!!
So I made this over the weekend for a picnic….what a hit. It was AMAZING! As much as I hate the word, I’m going to say it…it was so moist! I put a small layer of strawberries in the middle with some of the frosting. I will definitely make this again!
My cake turned out flat and doughy I followed the instructions to the T I used coconut milk, should I have used coconut cream? No fluffy cake at all. had to use 8″ cake pans but I don’t think that would do it. But frosting was excellent.
My cupcakes went flat also.
Could you please clarify the “3/4 canned coconut milk?”
Is it 3/4 of a CAN of canned coconut milk? If so, what size can?
Or is it 3/4 of a CUP of canned coconut milk? Thanks!
Thanks for catching that. It is 3/4 cup. 🙂
Do you use shredded coconut in this recipe?
Yes I did. 🙂
That’s one gorgeous cake!
That looks so good!