Perfect summer treat

Summer is here and that means dining alfresco in the Romano household. Well living in Florida we have the luxury of eating outside most of the year! Rarely do I make dessert when it’s just Mike and me; however, having a few summer dessert recipes on hand come in handy for impromptu parties. For Memorial Weekend my family came over to enjoy the pool, a beer and yummy ribs! Since I was hosting my mom brought a family favorite, chilled coconut cake! This dessert is simple, delicious, served cold and that makes it a perfect summer treat!


Chilled Coconut Cake

1 box of yellow cake mix & ingredients listed on box
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can cream of coconut
Tub of Cool Whip (you can use fat free!)
Coconut to sprinkle on top

-Make and bake the yellow cake according to the boxed instructions in a sheet pan.
-Once the cake has cooled punch holes in the cake with a fork or skewer stick.
-Mix the cans of sweetened condensed milk & cream of coconut, and then pour this mixture over the cake (you don’t need to pour the entire mixture, just enough to cover the entire cake!)
-Cover and place in the fridge and let is sit (can sit overnight or make this in the morning).
-Spread Cool Whip over the tops and sprinkle with coconut.
-Keep this chilled!

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  1. Elizabeth commented:
    June 8, 2012 Reply

    Yummy! My grandmother used to always make this. It’s such a cool treat.

    • Amy Romano commented:
      June 8, 2012 Reply

      This one came from my Nana too! The best recipes are those passed down!

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