Sunday, July 21, 2013

Coconut and Pecan Dream Cake Recipe

Oh my GOODness!!! There's nothing like a little taste from home and this moist and delicious cake will remind you of grandma's house. Perfect for a family gathering or just a delicious desert for the family!
But be warned…. You may be asked to bring this cake to every family function! Delicious recipe and directions below.




Ingredients:

  • 1 package (18.25 oz.)  moist white (or yellow) cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ½ cups vegetable oil
  • 4 TB butter
  • 4 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ cup chopped pecans (or nuts of your choice)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 4 cups confectioner sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 8” round pans or one 9”×13” pan.In a large mixing bowl, blend the cake mix with the water, eggs, and oil. Beat with mixer at medium, speed for approximately 4 minutes. Stir in 2 cups coconut and one cup of nuts. Pour mixture into your prepared pans.
Bake for 35 minutes or until done. Cool completely (cool to touch) on rack.Melt 2 TB of butter or margarine in separate pan. After butter is melted, add 2 cups of coconut, stir constantly over low heat until golden brown. Spread the toasted coconut onto a paper towel to cool.
In a separate bowl, cream 2 TB butter or margarine with cream cheese (softened). Slowly combine milk and sugar alternately, beat well. Add the vanilla and stir in 1 ¾ cups toasted coconut. Put icing on your cake and sprinkle with the remaining coconut and chopped nuts. Enjoy!

157 comments:

  1. Almost like Hummingbird cake. Yum!

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  2. I pretty much love all kinds of cake, but this one does sound extra dreamy!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Looks great! Combines two of my favorite things: coconut & pecan!

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  4. That looks delicious! I wish I had a piece NOW!

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  5. I love coconut cake and this recipe is surely one to try! Can't wait!

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  6. This sounds very similar to one I made years ago and I haven't been able to find the recipe. I can't wait to make this one. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  7. it would lake a great birthday cake for my teenage daughter's birthday, thank you for the recipe!

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  8. Oh my that looks so yummy coconut and pecans two of my favorites.

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  9. This looks awesome. I love coconut cream pie, so I will have to try this. The only time I have had coconut on a cake was a carrot cake.

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  10. This is like a southerners dream come true cake! Looks delicious and I know my family would love it!

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  11. This looks amazing. My husband would love it - Pinning it

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  12. This looks great .. I love coconut cake

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  13. This looks absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making this for holiday get togethers!

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  14. This looks tasty and I like how it starts with a box mix. I haven't had a lot of success making cakes from scratch.

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  15. This cake sounds so good!! It combines two of my favor flavors too.

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  16. I can't wait to try this cake, it looks SO delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  17. this cake looks amazing!! I would love to try this. I have not made coconut cake in years.

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  18. This looks heavenly so light & fluffy

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  19. I absolutely love coconut cake! That looks delicious and I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I am so hungry for desert right now. I wish I could taste this. Looks wonderful!!

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  21. This cake sounds amazing! I am pinning it for later. thanks for sharing xoxoxo

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  22. That sounds absolutely delicious!

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  23. This Coconut and Pecan Dream Cake sounds so Yummy! I know I would love it. It sounds so moist and delicious. I can't wait to try it!! I am pinning this recipe so I have it.. Thankyou for sharing!

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  24. Looks so delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

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  25. This looks and sounds so delicious!

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  26. OMGosh! My grandmother used to make this very cake. It really takes me back to see that pretty photo. I'm making one!

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  27. This looks so good! I love coconut! I will pin this for later!

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  28. This is the easiest and the most well organized cake recipe I've found in a long time! I've been dying to make a coconut recipe similar to this for what seems like forever now and I'm so glad I found this one! It looks incredible...I'm saving this one now! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Looks and sounds so good. And easy too!
    Jennifer Rote

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  30. I absolutely love coconut AND pecans so this looks like a dream to me!

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  31. Wow, this does sound like a dream! I can't wait to try it.

    Nathansmommy619(At)aol(Dot)com

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  32. I make a hummingbird cake that is similar to this, but made from scratch. Mmm, love it!

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  33. WOW...does that look good! I'm going to pin that to make later - love the taste of pecans with coconut. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. This looks so good! I'm going to have to make this at some point!!

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  35. This sounds and looks so delicious! I am going to pin this so I can come back and make it when I am in the mood for sweets! Thanks

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  36. I love coconut and this looks and sounds amazing! Pinned for weekend cooking, Thanks.

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  37. yum, this cake looks delicious!!

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  38. This cake does look like a dream!! I LOVE COCONUT!! My grandma made a similar cake like this. I will surely try this one! Thank you for sharing!!! :)

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  39. This cake looks so good! I can't wait to try the recipe out!!!

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  40. So pretty! I love coconut and pecans. I will have to try this soon.

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  41. This looks super delicious. I love coconut!

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  42. Oh my gosh, this looks delicious...I love coconut!

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  43. looks yummy and easy to make, I love it,

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  44. Looks delicious.... wish it wasn't from a mix tho.

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  45. this is perfect for my hubs bday! thx

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  46. This look delicious. I find any dessert with coconut to be extra decadent and is considered a very special treat to me.
    Thanks!
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  47. This cake does look like a dream come true!!!

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  48. Michelle HarasewiczNovember 7, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    This looks and sounds amazing, I love coconut on cake.

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  49. I like Coconut Cake and this one looks so good.

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  50. Oh how my mouth is watering. I'm a sucker when it comes to anything coconut, and this cake looks delicious! Thanks!!

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  51. Yum! This looks so delicious and not too difficult to make! I will totally have to try this!

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  52. Wow , looks delicious! Will have to try someday!!!

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  53. Oh, this DOES look like a dream cake. Coconut and pecans can't be beat.

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  54. If I am going to have a cake, I would want this one! Thank you for sharing this is one for the holidays!

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  55. I love coconut and I love cake and when you put the two together absolutely delicious.... I'm so making this with the bestie

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  56. Holy cow! This is *almost* too pretty to eat! (But I think I'd find a way!)

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  57. This cake looks amazing! I don't really like pecans so I would sub either walnuts or almonds. I bet it would taste delicious with any type of nut!

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  58. I love coconut cake. This one sounds delicious and easy to make. Wii definitely try it.

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  59. Oh my, my mouth is watering!!! Coconut is a favorite of mine

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  60. I love coconuts and pecans together, and this cake looks divine!

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  61. I love coconut and pecans - this would be amazing~

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  62. This looks absolutely fantastic and delicious. I would definitely like to make this. My favorite combo.

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  63. I was trying to not eat much sugar, but man oh man, I need this cake to be made PRONTO!!!

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  64. This cake sounds delicious. Pinned in to my pinterest page to make when I have the time.

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  65. I'll try this one, hubby love coconut cake

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  66. Name: SUZYSWEEPS Email: SuzySweeps at yahoo dot com

    Hi - Apologize if this comment comes up again, but I'm trying to comment for the Amazon $25 contest, and haven't been able to get my comment to come up.

    This cake looks wonderful, and I can't wait to try to bake it for the holiday parties - I can't bake too well, and appreciate your posted recipe and how organized and simplified you made it, because that means someone like me can probably make it too! YAY! :)

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  67. This cake look delicious! I love coconut and pecans.

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  68. Thankyou for the recipe this sounds absolutely amazing

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  69. This sounds so good! Def would be a reminder of being with your Granny. I love coconut and need to give this a try

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  70. Sounds and looks delicious! Definitely will try this recipe!

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  71. Two of my favorite things, I will have to try this one out.

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  72. Looks delicious! I may have to make this for my mom's birthday!

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  73. My mouth is watering just reading this! I have to make this!

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  74. I love coconut cakes and am going to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. This is my kind of cake. Yummy for the tummy

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  76. I love that the ingredients are so simple, most people probably already have most of them! (I know I do) Looks super delicious, will for sure give it a try!

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  77. Ohh...I feel myself gaining weight just reading bout it!

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  78. I can't wait to try this at Thanksgiving, thanks for sharing. I love coconut so I know i will love it.

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  79. Holy cow! this looks amazing!!! :o)

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  80. One of my fav cakes and it is on my list to make!

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  81. This is a cake I'd like to make for birthdays - and make sure I get a big piece, too!!! It looks and sounds scrumptious!

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  82. This cake looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

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  83. I am always looking for new cake recipes. This one looks like a winner. I bet it's delicious.

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  84. Thank you for the recipe. We love cakes around our house. And this looks delicious.

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  85. This is making my mouth water! I love coconut anything!

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  86. That sounds really good right now. And the cake looks really pretty.

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  87. This looks good like to try this

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  88. Me and my daughter would have fun making this

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  89. It looks beautiful. i am sure it is delicious.

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  90. What an Awesome Cake!! It Looks & Sound so Yummy! I definitely want to make this cake. Thankyou so much for sharing. I pinned it!! Have a great day!!

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  91. Oh my!! These are two of my favorite things ever!! And the cake has Dream in the title... so Im pretty sure I have have have to make this!! And probably eat the entire thing ;)

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  92. This looks seriously good. Thanks for sharing it.

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  93. I love coconut, so this cake looks really amazing!

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  94. Coconut Cake is my very favorite we just love this recipe will have to try it soon.

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  95. This looks and sounds amazing! My family would love it!

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  96. This cake looks almost too pretty to eat but I am sure I could find a way to do so. :)

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  97. I love that this is semi homemade, I love putting my own touch on a boxed mix.

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  98. I absolutely love coconut cake and this looks amazing. I think I need to make this soon!

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  99. Coconut and pecans sounds like a great combination.

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  100. Looks so very delicious. Going to make this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. This sounds delicious and thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  102. My sister would love this cake. She like coconut. Me, bleh. hate coconut.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  103. This cake looks like a dream cake. I wish I could bake one just like it.

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  104. This looks and sounds delicious! I love coconut.

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  105. I had to check out this recipe! My favorite cake is Coconut Cake and I also love nuts. This recipe looks really yummy and I can't wait to try it.

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  106. I love cake this cake looks to good to eat

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  107. This looks so delicious! I love anything with coconut in it!

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  108. This looks so yummy! I love eating a coconut cake just never have made one
    on my own, but with this recipe I just might give it a try for Valentines Day!
    @tisonlyme143

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  109. Dream cake is right! Oh man does this look and sound just amazing!! Can't wait to try it!!

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  110. Looks so delish and I love coconut and pecans

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  111. This cake seems to be calling my name, it looks so delicious. I am trying your special recipe out very soon.

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  112. Yes please. I can see why you would be asked to bring this again. I love coconut desserts and the added use of cream cheese would really make it rich and decadent. I'm sure mine won't look as pretty but I bet it tastes good.

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  113. This is a beautiful looking cake. It looks so delicious. I love coconut and pecan and this just seems like it would be amazing.

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  114. Forgive the pun. This looks dreamy.

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  115. I keep coming back to this cake. Only problem. I am a horrible cook.

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  116. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks easy to follow. I can't wait using my Celebes Desiccated Coconut from http://celebes.com

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  117. Yummo!!! I really love coconut!! This sounds and looks like something I should try for this Easter!!

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  118. It has been a long time since I had coconut cake. I never thought about adding the pecans. I love the recipe.

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  119. I may consider this for my birthday cake next month. It just looks so irresistible.

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  120. I could be nice and make this for my sister. As long as I don't have to eat it.

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  121. Wow! This looks so good! I love coconut cake and the pecans would be a dream. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  122. I like anything with coconut in it, so this looks so yummy!

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  123. I'm salivating just looking at the pictures of this dream coconut and pecan cake. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!.

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  124. I really wish someone would make this for me for my birhday!

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  125. I've never made a coconut cake.. only pie. I could only imagine I would like this just as much or better!

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  126. This looks and sounds amazing! I'm gonna make this for my mom's birthday this month. I know she and everyone else will love it!

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  127. That looks like a great cake. It is so beautiful too.

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  128. I've tried, but I just don't like coconut so this cake isn't for me. Looks lovely.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  129. This looks like a delicious cake. Be great for the holidays that are coming up.

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  130. This looks like a delicious cake.Great for the holidays.

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  131. Glad I saw this. Making a coconut cake today but this recipe looks easier and sounds better than mine! Gonna give it a try!

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  132. This cake looks and sounds dreamy, definitely going to make it for my family.

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  133. Ohhh I just gained 10 lbs. This looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

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  134. I love coconuts and pecans! The cake looks delicious, thank you for sharing!

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  135. This cake looks delicious. We are sweets eater at our house.

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  136. This cake looks amaizng, I love the recipe and love how you decorated it , looks so pretty.
    @tisonlyme143

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  137. Coconut cake is one of my favorites and this one looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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  138. This looks good love to try this

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  139. This looks so good. Maybe I can convince my cousin to make it during the holidays.

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  140. This flavor combo is right up my alley! I love pecans and I love coconut. Yum! And it's pretty to boot!

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  141. I could serve this and I'm pretty sure it would make everyone happy!

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  142. This recipe does remind me of my roots..Georgia, great great grand, great grandm and grandma!
    They were cotton and pecan framers..hard work..dusk to dawn even the girls and women.
    But, boy they could all cook too.
    We are blessed to have an easier life..but our tradions and food..especially pecan recipes carry on with love and gratitude.
    Thanks so much.
    Merry Christmas..this would make an awesome Easter cake! Imo
    Vickie

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