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Iced Pecan Strawberry Coconut Cake

As far as coconut cake recipes go, the following coconut cake recipe is a winner. This is like a cross between a gelatin cake recipe and a fresh strawberry cake in flavor. Nuts, coconut, and strawberries add decadence and flavor to this coconut cake and the cake is iced after cooling for a nice looking finish.

The fresh strawberries on the top of the cake make it look great and you can take this strawberry cake to a party or special occasion because it is large enough to feed quite a few hungry people. Alternatively, you can enjoy it as an indulgent after dinner treat.

This pecan strawberry coconut cake would make a good birthday cake or celebratory cake if you want something a bit unusual, because it is so delicious looking and the flavor is so good. Even though there are quite a few ingredients in this coconut cake recipe, it is well worth making when you want something for a special occasion.

Coconut Cake Recipe with Strawberries
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves or Makes: 1
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  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 oz pack strawberry gelatin
  • 1 white cake mix
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
For the Icing:
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • ½ cup coconut
  • ½ cup chopped strawberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the gelatin, oil, cake mix and milk, then add an egg at a time, beating the mixture on a medium speed after each addition.
  3. Fold in the nuts, coconut, and strawberries and pour the mixture into 3 greased, floured cake pans.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done.
  5. Blend the icing ingredients and ice the cake when it has cooled.

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