Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Coconut Pound Cake in 5 Minutes


 
Here's a quick Easter dessert for exhausted girls.
5 Minute Coconut Pound Cake.

 I saw a television commercial about Cool Whip icing, and I thought I'd hallucinated. But then I saw it in Publix's freezer section: buttercream and cream cheese, high up on the shelf. 
Just about sold out, too. Bandwidth had to reach up to grab the last two buttercream cartons.
They passed his taste test, 
which is saying a lot. Will gave it a big
thumb's up, too, but he loves coconut cake.

The Tired Person's 
5-Minute Coconut Pound Cake
Cut a store-bought pound cake in half, ice it with Cool Whip's butter cream icing, then sprinkle with Mound's coconut flakes. My mother used dental floss to cut her cakes into layers, but I hacked it with a bread knife because, well, I'm me.



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22 comments:

  1. i didn't even know pound cake came in rounds... you cetainly find the quick and fun at your publix, and such a fancy cool whip even! i can't even see across the street in all the fog, dare i risk driving to find another sugar fix? heck i could even gather up instant taco's at the same time. my husband adores all your kinda cooking ;-)

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    1. Kroger sells them, too. The cakes have nice holes in the middle, the perfect space for all kinds of pretties, as you can imagine!! That said, I am going to break down and "bake." I bought two cakes mixes the other day (Red Velvet and French White Chocolate), and now it's Game On for Mrs. Frankenstein in the kitchen.

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  2. All I can say is wow............................... wow wow wow! xo

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    1. Barbara, these cakes have wonderful "holes" in the center: a small juice glass fits perfectly. Add water and flowers.

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  3. Those two cute bunnies are so sweet and I adore that pink cake plate with the wonderful edge on it...love easy fast recipes, seems lots of events are quick emergency fixes...this is perfect and looks so delish..

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  4. I saw an ad for that frosting too! So glad to hear it's good.

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    1. It was surprisingly good. However, you are well aware of my standards about desserts, as evidenced by this post. Hey, the sun is shining today--for once! Hope it's sunny in your neck of the woods.

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  5. Valued post, thank you - we all need quick fixes and that sounds and looks delish.

    Love your pretty cake tablescape "vignette!"

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  6. Must look for that frosting! I am whipping up an Easter cake for Foodie Friday.

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  7. Good Lord.... there goes my diet! Back when i was a size 2, I used to make a very similar strawberry shortcake. I used the Entemann's pound cake... cut it in three.... I would mix french vanilla powdered jello pudfing mix (dry) into a large bowl of cool whip.. (until satisfied with taste and consistency) It makes a wonderful icing! Before i did any of that i would slice up strawberrys... sprinkle sugar and refigerate for a few hours. I would then spread the icing... then the yummy strawberrys... layer and repeat. I would drizzle the remaining strawberry juice on top.... OMG it was delicious,

    I saw the cool whip icing Ad in the new food network magazine... i think i gained 5lbs just day dreaming about it. Im going to try the coconut cream cake this weekend. Pray for my thighs.

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    1. LOL So funny, Donna! Your cake sounds like a real thigh killer--so delicious and addictive!

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  8. I am going to have to look for a round pound cake, don't know if I have ever seen one!!! XO, Pinky PS, have a happy and blessed Easter!!!

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    1. Jain sais the same thing. I wonder if groceries considered these cakes to be a regional dessert? The cakes don't have the signature Bundt "topping," and they don't have the steep sides that an angel food pan creates. Hmmm. Let me know what you find (or don't)! I'm curious.

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  9. Oh this looks amazing and I love your Bunny too. I havn't tried the Cool Whip icing yet, need to get some. Thanks for the idea. Thanks also for the visit and your gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

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  10. I laughed out loud when I read you hacked it with a bread knife. A new culinary term....

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  11. This looks yummy the hubby has requested a coconut cake for his birthday next week woo hoo an excuse to eat cake ..lol I do have a question did the icing melt to give what looks like a glaze drizzle ? I was going to drizzle Cream of coconut between my layers.
    hugs and thank you for all the great ideas, Cherry

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    1. Cherry, this is the fun part: the cake came pre-drizzled. Looks like a powdered sugar icing. A bonus for the cook! I saw similar cakes at Kroger, too, and in different flavors.

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  12. I had heard Cool Whip was making a frosting, but I wasn't sure it would be any good. After all...Cool Whip doesn't even compare to whipped cream. I guess if it passed the test at your house...it would certainly pass at mine. The cake looks wonderful!

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  13. Ooh la la! The cake looks divine, Michael Lee! I haven't tried the new Cool Whip icing, but I'm happy that you tested it out and met your approval.

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  14. Oh my... I hadn't seen the ads for Cool Whip frosting, your cake is a delicious temptation & advertisement!

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  15. Keep up the great work, the complete makeover is simply nice and in a lot of larger detail. Cool work.pantry doors

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