Orange Coconut Cake

Need a perfect Easter or spring cake recipe? Orange Coconut Cake is perfect for warmer weather entertaining.

Is it just me, or do these holidays just seem to appear out of nowhere?
One minute you took the snow off your clothes, and the next moment you’re hosting friends and family for days on end of eating, drinking and EASTER EGG hunting.
I thought: “before winter ends I have to make something with one of my favourite winter fruits.”
I have given the spotlight to APPLES, so now it is time for the orange to shine, and shine it does.

After digging in my box of cake recipes. I found this delicious ORANGE COCONUT CAKE. Possibly one of the simplest and delicious cakes you could make, plus it makes the house smell amazing and it looks so pretty on the EASTER table.

So if you like the taste of a true orange flavored cake, this is the one for you.

  • 1 (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 (15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, divided
  • 1 (5 oz.) large instant vanilla pudding mix (not prepared)
  • 2 cup flaked, sweetened coconut, divided
  • 1 (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray two 9 inch cake pans with nonstick baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, the orange juice, vegetable oil, eggs, and orange zest.
  4. Beat on low speed until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake cakes according to times on package directions. After cooked through, remove from oven and let cool.
  6. In a mixing bowl, crush the mandarin oranges with their juices.
  7. Stir in the instant pudding mix and 1 cup of coconut flakes. Fold in the whipped topping. Mix well.
  8. Take one of the cakes and place on the cake plate. Add a layer of frosting, and place the remaining cake on top. Frost the top and sides of the cake.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining coconut flakes and garnish with 5-6 of the mandarin orange slices.
  10. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours, or overnight.


Prep time : 20 mins

Cook time : 25 mins

Total time : 45 mins

Serves: 10-12