Gooey Butter Coconut Cream Pie Cake

Cake layer:

1 box Vanilla or yellow cake mix
1 cup melted butter
4 eggs
1 8oz brick softened cream cheese
2 t. Vanilla
3 C powdered sugar

See below

2 cups sweetened whipped cream (or whipped topping if you must..gross, but whatever)
2 cups coconut chips, toasted until golden

Make cake layer.

Preheat oven to 325*
Place rack on second lowest position.

Beat all ingredients together just until well incorporated. Spread evenly into a prepared (greased and floured/ sprayed) 10″ springform pan.

Bake for 1 hour, covering with foil if necessary to prevent overbrowning the last 20 minutes.

Remove to cooling rack. Remove ring after 20 minutes. Allow cake to cool 2 hours before preparing the filling. It will collapse a lot. That is normal.

Easy filling:
Large package instant coconut pudding mix
2 cups whole milk
1 8oz brick cream cheese, softened.

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add milk and pudding, beating for 1 minute. Allow to set up for 5 minutes. Pour filling over cake. Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Homemade filling:(more effort, but way better)

4 large egg yolks
1/4 cup (30g) cornstarc h
1  14 oz can full fat coconut milk
1 cup half-and-half
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
2 T. butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract

Whisk together egg yolks, sugar , salt and cornstarch in large saucepan. Mix in coconut milk and half and half. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.When thickened, remove from heat. Mix in butter, vanilla and coconut extract. Pour into the  depression in center of cake. Chill for 2 hours, top with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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11 Comments on “Gooey Butter Coconut Cream Pie Cake”

  1. Jackie Van De Walle
    2020/05/26 at 5:51 pm #

    Sounds wonderful. I will make the homemade pudding like you. Can’t wait to try it. Yum – I’m crazy for coconut!

    Congratulations on being an upcoming Grandma💕🌷💕. Love you💗
    Aunt Jackie

  2. cbonney57
    2020/05/26 at 6:47 pm #

    Hi Christine! Just to make sure I’ve got it right, there’s a block of cream cheese in the batter AND the filling too? This sounds amazing!

    P.S. your meatball marinara sauce is still one of my very favorite recipes😊

    • 2020/05/26 at 6:54 pm #

      Yes ma’am! 2 blocks total. This thing is EXTREMELY rich. Proceed accordingly. Lol

  3. Jodi Slaughter
    2020/05/26 at 10:00 pm #

    Sounds delish❤

    • 2020/05/26 at 5:01 pm #

      So so rich…🤣

      • Jodi Slaughter
        2020/05/26 at 10:02 pm #

        It looked AMAZING when you posted a pic on FB!

  4. Larry Johns
    2020/05/27 at 8:57 am #

    Sounds great…..have any low carb receipts? Need to loose a few pounds that I have gained during house arrest

    Sent from my iPad


  5. Anonymous
    2020/05/28 at 12:08 pm #

    Great stuff Sweetheart!!!

  6. Gregory Friesenhahn
    2020/05/28 at 12:09 pm #

    Great stuff Sweetheart!!!


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