Easy Coconut Sheet Cake

This Coconut sheet cakes are so much easier without all that stacking cake business and they taste just as good.  Don’t get me wrong, a beautifully decorated layer cake has its place, but you know me… and you know I like easy.

Easy Coconut Sheet Cake Recipe


  • 1 (16.25 ounce) box white cake mix
  • + ingredients to make cake called for on box
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup sweetened flake coconut

For the frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flake coconut


  1. Prepare the cake batter according to the 9x13 directions on the box. Before pouring into the pan, stir in coconut extract and coconut. Mix well, and pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake according to the directions on the box.
  2. Once the cake has cooled, make the icing by combining the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Mix with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer until smooth and well blended. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the coconut and vanilla extract and mix well. Add a little milk if the icing is too thick or a little more powdered sugar if it seems too thin. Spread the icing evenly over the cooled and and sprinkle with the coconut.

Recipe Source : Easy Coconut Sheet Cake @ southernbite