Recipe By Craig Lonsdale
Published Aug 30th
Prep 30m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 30m
Servings 1 - 4 layer cake Calories 486.7

Awesome cake if you like the flavors of coffee and coconut.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 2 ½ teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • ½ cup coffee flavored liqueur
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 cups flaked coconut

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Add instant coffee to cake mix and prepare cake according to instructions on package. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans. Bake according to instructions on package. Allow to cool.
  2. 2 With a large serrated knife, split each layer horizontally to make 4 layers. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the coffee liqueur on each of the 4 layers.
  3. 3 Make the pudding according to package directions, but add the remaining 1/4 cup of coffee liqueur. Spread 1/3 of pudding between each layer of cake as you assemble. Whip cream with sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with coconut.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 486.7
  • Carbohydrate 64 g
  • Cholesterol 44.9 mg
  • Fat 22.1 g
  • Fiber 2.3 g
  • Protein 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 13 g
  • Sodium 532.9 mg
  • Sugar 43.2 g


  1. Easy to make. Let it soak for a couple of days before serving and it tastes just like Tiramisu without the hassle.
  2. This was fantastic. I added a little extra kahlua with the water to the cake. I will try next time with Bailey's Irish Cream instead of kahlua and toast the cocunut.
  3. Great cake! I only did a two layer. I think next time I will use more coffee liqueur.
  4. This recipe is awesome. I made one for a friend and was asked to make another for another party the following week. I sprinkled a little more coffee liqueur on each sponge layer as I was assembling the cake and also added a tiny amount of coffee liqueur to the cream before beating. The only - Read more ...
  5. WOW to die for. Made it two layers and it was awesome
  6. If I could give this recipe a MILLION, KAH-JILLION STARS, I would. Such a HIT. And I'm not the hugest Kahlúa fan in the world... but man, I tellya, this cake was DE-LI-CIOUS. Moist, light, sweet (but not too sweet!), decadent and best of all ~ ~ ~ the finished cake is so easy to - Read more ...
  7. This cake turned out great and my hubby loved it. I wouldn't make it with all the layers the next time I would just do the two layers so that it wasn't so fussy to make. I added a stabilizer to the whipped cream so it stayed firm longer and it worked well.
  8. I made this cake for a Christmas party and it was a huge hit! Many people asked for the recipe. I baked mine in a culinge pan which when cake is baked the middle is hollow for a filling. I placed the pudding filling in the middle of the top and bottom layer instead of - Read more ...
  9. A great recipe that is very easy to make. The cake ends up being just sweet enough abd sweetness can be adjusted by adding sugar to cream for frosting. The Kahlua and coconut complement the whipped cream well. A good recipe for potlucks and small parties. I highly recommend it.

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