Honey Almond Coconut Cake

BOX CAKE MIX HACK! Elevate a plain yellow box cake mix to a home made craving cake using with this recipe. Moist coconut flavored cake with honey almond crusted top.

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I usually don’t prefer box cakes but sometimes when convenience calls, I end up using one, but with my twist so it ends in a moist and delicious homemade like cake. I have used King Arthur Gluten free yellow cake mix for this recipe which is super moist and fluffy.


Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Yield: 6-8 servings

Cooking time: 35-40 mins

  1. King Arthur Gluten free Yellow cake mix-1
  2. Eggs-4
  3. Vegetable oil-2 tbsp
  4. Butter(room temperature)-1/2 cup
  5. Coconut milk-1/3 cup
  6. Milk-1/3 cup
  7. Slivered Almonds-1/2 cup
  8. Desiccated Coconut-1/2 cup
  9. Honey-3 tbsp.
  10. Sugar-2 tbsp.
  11. 9″ round nonstick cake pan


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Mix 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp butter and honey in the cake pan and keep in the preheated oven for about 4 mins until the mixture melts together to form a caramel consistency.
  • Now carefully take the cake pan out of the oven and sprinkle some slivered almonds and desiccated coconut over the caramel and allow it to setIMG_9702
  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, oil, eggs and coconut milk, milk and cake mix using an electric mixer for about 2 mins until the batter gets a smooth consistency.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared caramel set pan and use a spatula to evenly distribute the batter.IMG_9706
  • Tap the cake pan twice on the counter to ensure there are no air bubbles.IMG_9708
  • Bake as directed in the cake mix package for about 35 to 40 mins or until the center of the cake rises and a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake on a wire rack for about half an hour and then invert onto a serving plate.
  • Serve the cake sprinkled with some desiccated coconut on top.
  • Tip# If you are not a fan of the honey flavor, you can omit that and just use sugar and butter to make caramel.
  • Tip# You can substitute the liquid mentioned in the cake mix with pineapple juice/ orange juice/even coffee to get different variations of the cake mix.



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