Photo by Dot R, my cousin’s wife in Lakeland, Florida.
We are off to my parents in Atlanta to celebrate my mama’s 80th birthday last week, as well as Mother’s Day on Sunday. Hope you all are treated to some rest, relaxation, and love from your family on this extra-special day and have some sweet time with your own mothers too, if you are blessed to still have them.
Here’s a cake recipe for you to try too that I’m taking over for Mother’s Day. If you like coconut, this is a good recipe to try. My friend, Vicki, gave this one to me and the I like it cause it uses a boxed cake mix and sometimes I don’t want to cook completely from scratch. It’s easy and feeds a lot of people, so this is a good one for a gathering.
Mix up one box of Butter Yellow Cake mix according to directions. Bake in prepared 13 x 9″ pan according to directions.
While cake is baking, mix together:
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk and
1 can creme of coconut (I found this in the drink mixer section of Walmart & Publix, Coco Lopez is a good one)
Once cake is done, remove from oven and while still hot, poke holes in the cake using a wooden spoon handle or other object, not a toothpick. You want the holes to be decent size. Pour milk mixture over cake. Let cake sit until cool then store in fridge. Before serving cake, top it with Cool Whip and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
Have a lovely weekend, y’all. Next weekend, we leave for the beach and it’s the start of my BIG giveaway, so don’t miss it!
That’s one of the most beautiful photographs I’ve ever seen. The cake looks delicious and I have some coconut in the cabinet. Thanks.
– Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife
Oh Rhoda that coconut cake looks delicious!
Sher's Creative Expressions says
Yum, looks like a nice, light, refreshing summer cake to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Hi! I have never commented on your site before but always go to it for beautiful pictures and inspiration! I live in East Texas on a small ranch with cows and a couple of dogs and 7 cats. Just arrived back today from outside Houston where my mother lives. Planted up several large pots of flowers for her patio and weeded a couple of flower beds. We sat around and talked about how her friend and her made a three tier wedding cake almost exactly like your coconut recipe. I can’t wait to try it. The patio project looks wonderful. You are a lot like me-dreaming of certain projects and in your mind you know just how you want it. Wait till you put some wonderful large pots of flowers-it will look so inviting. I went to the Garden Ridge pottery near my mother’s house today for a couple of more pots for her and the place is full of thousands of pots! Had only about 10 minutes to run in and pick a couple-could have brought a rollaway bed and spent the night! Way too much to look at and think how they would be perfect for the yard! I am getting ready for a home and garden tour at my house on June 3 that the Master Gardeners are conducting. They were desperate when they asked me! Anyway. the cake looks delicious and your patio looks a 1000% better!
Kari & Kijsa says
Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day!
smiles, kari & kijsa
Happy Mother’s Day, Rhoda. The cake looks devine. I hope the visit to your mother was warm, wonderful and that you all had an entirely lovely day.
Mmmm…that sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Betty Jo says
I’ve had this cake and love it, especially the ease of making it.