Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

A delicious and moist strawberry coconut cream cake with an amazing coconut cream cheese frosting!

Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting and fresh cut strawberries on top displayed on a white cake stand.

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!

Pillsberry moist supreme strawberry cake mix.

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.

Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting on a white cake stand with a slice being removed.

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!

Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting with fresh cut strawberries on a white cake stand.

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!

A slice of Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting on a white plate.

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 with fresh cut strawberries on a white cake stand.

Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 16 slices

A delicious and moist strawberry coconut cream cake with an amazing coconut cream cheese frosting!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 617IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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