Coconut Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

White on white is just right! Top a tender coconut cake with a white chocolate frosting that's prepared in the microwave.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 15

Ingredients

1
can (14 oz) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
1
box white cake mix
1/4
cup water
3
egg whites
3/4
cup flaked coconut
1
cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
1 3/4
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. Reserve 1/3 cup coconut milk for frosting.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, remaining coconut milk (1 1/3 cups), the water and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in 1/2 cup of the coconut until well combined. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely; about 1 hour.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir; if chips are not completely melted, microwave 15 seconds longer, then stir until all chips are melted. Stir in powdered sugar, butter, reserved 1/3 cup coconut milk and the vanilla. Cover; refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes. (If frosting becomes too firm to spread, microwave uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds to soften; stir until smooth.)
  • 5 Spread frosting over cake. Immediately sprinkle top with 1/4 cup coconut. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    330
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    310mg
    310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    51g
    51%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    38g
    38%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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