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!
Sounds delicous! Happy mother’s day to you and thank you for visiting my blog. I love your blog and will visit again soon. Thanks, dana
I have made this before and it is great. And such a beautiful cake. My dad loves it. Happy Mothers Day to you too.
Emily M says
The cake sounds delicious. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the great photos. Have fun at the beach! Our family is going to Fl next Saturday too – Seacrest beach (next to Rosemary.)
The Feathered Nest says
Oh Yummm! That’s a keeper – I LOVE coconut. Have a great weekend the weather is supposed to be beautiful today!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, and enjoy your time with your family.
I can personally attest to this cake. I have made it many times, and everyone loves it.
Francie of The Scented Cottage says
Rhoda hope you and your dear Mama have a wonderful Mother’s Day.
Looks like you were very busy…I’m glad I missed all that work you did it would’ve wore me out! The patio looks fabyoulous!
Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe says
That looks delish.
Y’all have a good trip~
Have a great weekend Rhoda!
I just showed J your neat new patio. He mentioned the downspout would be a great place for a rain barrel. Bet you could find a pretty “barrel”. We’ve used these before. They’re wonderful for collecting water for plants.
That cakes looks devine—I will try it! Have a super time with your Mom.
Berry Family says
I took my mom & grandma to lunch yesterday at a cute little cottage house. It had real flowers on the tables and beautiful vines growing all over the outside porch. It was very cute.
Have a wonderful Mothers Day Rhoda!
Yummy! That sounds easy and delish.
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your sweet Mom.
Katrina Chambers says
You too! Have a great day 🙂
Donna Lynn says
This is just awesome looking! Sure wish my boys liked coconut, I love it but they think it is weird stuff! And we lived in Hawaii for 7yrs. go figure!
Happy Mothers day to you and your mom! Hope you all have a wonderful day of fun, food and family memories!
Hugs, Donna Lynn
Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall says
That picture looks scrumptious! I’ll have to give it a whirl, coconut is my sister’s favorite.
Happy Mother’s Day to you:)
Wishing you a wonderful Mothers Day!
Whispering Dreams says
Oh my goodness, that recipe sounds delitious and the cake looks beautiful and springy. Have a fantastic time with your family. Happy Mother’s Day!
Whispering Dreams says
I meant to say delicious, hehe.
Looks really yummy!
Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom, and Birthday to your MOM!!!!
This cake sounds wonderfully rich! I hope that you have a lovely visit with your mother, and that you have a sweet mother’s day.
Have a happy Mothers Day and enjoy your trip to Atlanta.