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The "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro makes a quick + easy coconut cake, using box vanilla cake mix and premade frosting to save time.

For another coconut cake recipe, check out this coconut cake with homemade frosting.


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 to 3 cups shaved coconut, for decorating


Serves: 8-10


Prepare cake batter according to instructions. Mix in toasted coconut and bake in two round cake pans. Remove from oven and let cool. 

In a medium bowl, mix the frosting with coconut extract.

Frost cake with coconut frosting and decorate with shaved coconut.