Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake

Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake
Makes:
15
servings
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
48
minutes
based on 52 reviews
3

Dietary Considerations:

Vegetarian
Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake has a delicious topping and is ready in less than 1 hour. This one is perfect for special occasions when you want something special to serve.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • CAKE
  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • CARAMEL-ALMOND TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (3 oz.) sliced almonds
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Milk Chocolate & Caramel Morsels

Directions:

FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BEAT cake mix, eggs, water and oil in large mixer bowl on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Spoon into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 28 to 35 minutes or just until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

FOR CARAMEL-ALMOND TOPPING:
WHILE
cake is baking, prepare topping. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in caramel topping and cream. Stir in almonds and remaining coconut. Increase heat to medium and bring mixture to a full boil. Boil for 5 minutes or until thick but still spreading consistency, stirring constantly. Carefully spread mixture over cake just as it comes out of oven. Sprinkle morsels over cake while still hot out of the oven. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.


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Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake

 Star(s)

Jeannine Gramstad from NEWBURGH, NY

Very tasty and simple to prepare. Guess different nuts can be used - will try next time to see if it's as tasty. The coconut helped keep the cake moist otherwise it was a bit dry.

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  •  Star(s)

    Just ok

    Delfina Mortensen from Wheaton, IL

    Made this for a birthday luncheon. I was disapointed in it. I thought it was dry. Even with the topping, I thought it was dry. I would not try this again. Glad I did try it.

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    caramel-almon coconut cake

    Brandy W from

    I left out the coconut and it was just as good. We can't have coconut.

  •  Star(s)

    So Goooood!

    Belinda Hiemstra from Homer, NY

    I made this for a special occasion for my husband who loves caramel and coconut. He was not disappointed! It was easy to make and very moist. My only complaint is that it was gone way too fast.

  •  Star(s)

    Delish!!

    Patricia Cortez from Bentonville, AR

    Having make cakes a lot, you get tired of the same old frostings. This topping is a delicious and great idea for a cake frosting. Also, I'm a caramel lover, so I drizzled just a little more caramel topping over the cake. I will definitely make it again!

  •  Star(s)

    fantastic!!!!!

    lillian kessler from PORTAL, AZ

    Easy to prepare, fast and everyone that had a piece said it was devine!!

  •  Star(s)

    carmel cake

    Toni Toya from Phoenix, AZ

    This cake was absolutely delicious and so moist. However I couldn't find a yello cake mix with pudding so I got the white mix with pudding and it was really great. Everyone loved it. However the topping didn't get as thick as I thought it would. But I will make this again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    Kristine Sladek from Minneapolis, MN

    The cake wasn't quite as moist as other reviews made it sound, but it really was very good. The topping was what makes the cake. Next time I will skip the morsels and use them for something else. This cake just doesn't need the chocolate.

  •  Star(s)

    Nuts for Coconut

    Marie DeAngelis from SUNRISE, FL

    I don't usually try recipes that use a cake mix, but this sounded so yummy... and it is! Moist cake, delicious caramel topping. It was quick to make and it disappeared when served. The second time I made it I used pecans and the entire bag of Nestle morsels, It was great!

  •  Star(s)

    Candy bar on a plate!

    nikki pals from PALATINE, IL

    Love the combination of coconut and the caramel. Add the almonds and this can't miss as a Grand Slam! My husband does not like chocolate all that much (and to think I still married him!) But he loves coconut so this recipe makes us both happy. I get a bit of chocolate but the stars here are the caramel, almonds, and coconut. This is definitely a keeper in my household!

  •  Star(s)

    "purely heavenly"

    Sudha Hariharan from Toronto, ON

    The combo of coconut and almonds brought out a smell that was purely heavenly which brought out my son out of his room asking,"what's cooking?" and with a further comment from my husband,"hmm..you know what,the smell is so good that I cannot wait to eat it!"

  •  Star(s)

    A big hit!

    Connie Kaestner from STANWOOD, WA

    I made this cake recently when my family was coming for dinner. Everyone loved it and it was super easy. This is something I will definitely be making again!

  •  Star(s)

    caramel-almond coconut cake

    elaine hilton from LITTLE FALLS, NJ

    SOOOOOOO good. Easy to make, and definately easy to gobble up. Great for a special occassion or everyday!

  •  Star(s)

    Carmel-Almond Coconut Cake

    Angelina Rogers from AKRON, OH

    As usual, I baked for church today, and I made two of these cakes. I'm glad I had copies of the recipe, as I was asked several times for it, and I was pleased to share it. This is a very good cake, moist and full of flavor. I plan to make it again this week for our coffee and dessert nite.........

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    April Merrifield from LAGRANGE, IN

    I made this cake for a church fund raising event. It was so delicious, it has been requested for the next church event.

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake

    CAROL CRAWFORD from IOLA, KS

    Made this today and sent it to a work party and everyone just loved it. It is so easy and quick.

  •  Star(s)

    Soooo Good!!!!!

    Sandra Clements from JACKSON, MO

    Wasn't sure about this cake when I say the recipe as I am not that fond of coconut. But, this was wonderful. I may try it the next time without the coconut however, just to see if there is a difference. This did not last long at my house.

  •  Star(s)

    This is amazing!!

    Jennifer Scully from

    Everyone loved this cake. I made it for Christmas and I had all of the ladies asking me for the recipe. I am not one who likes nuts but this was good. Everyone liked it with their coffee.

  •  Star(s)

    OH WOW WHAT A GREAT CAKE

    colleen toth from HUNTSVILLE, AL

    Recently a co-worker of mine asked me if I knew how to make a caramel cake. Well I'd never made one. But it seemed like a good one to learn how to make. So I went to my source" the Nestle' baking web site the bible of recipes. I found this one. even though it listed as intermediate I found this recipe very easy .And the people at work swear it's the best cake I ever made.I did omit the coconut because of a co workers severe allergy to coconut BUT even without coconut. It was great, very moist and very flavorful

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel-Almond coconut cake

    Karen Stewart from PENSACOLA, FL

    I made this cake and for the topping, I melted a bag of caramel then added the the butter and cream and it was the best flavor of all. It made it a little thicker. I also added chopped pecans with the almonds

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel Almond coconut cake

    Pauline Johnsey from No. Stratford, NH

    Very tasty and moist. The coconut in the cake mix makes the difference. Everyone liked it .I will make this again, I want to add some pineapple to the next one.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Martha Bordelon from SHREVEPORT, LA

    This cake is a great "company is coming" dessert. It is easy and has a wonderful flavor of the almonds and caramel.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    JANICE GAREY from TERRE HAUTE, IN

    I made this for an Easter dinner, it was a great dessert! everyone liked it, even those who don't ordinarily care for coconut!

  •  Star(s)

    Soooo Delicious

    Carol Lorraine from NEW IBERIA, LA

    It was a big hit at a pot luck supper I recently attended. Everyone wanted recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    This was easy

    Carmella Yates from PLANT CITY, FL

    This was so so good. The first time I made it I used a regular cake mix because I forgot to get the cake mix w/pudding in it. This makes a difference. The second time I made it was moister and tasty.

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake.

    SUSAN BELONGIA from CUDAHY, WI

    This is one of the best cakes I've made in years, my family keeps asking for more!

  •  Star(s)

    Carmel-Almond Coconut Cake

    Nancy Corti from HOOKSETT, NH

    Was very easy to make. Got rave reviews. Would make again.

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake

    Linda Singleton from WICHITA, KS

    So very moist! Delicious! We'll definitely make more. It's like a vanilla version of German Chocolate, but with almonds. What a great idea!

  •  Star(s)

    caramel yummy

    nicole cripps from wixom, MI

    I had a small gathering of my girl friends and made this they all loved it. You must really enjoy coconut, which we all do. They all wanted the recipe when they left. This went great with a cup of caramel flavored coffee.

  •  Star(s)

    Grandmothers Approval

    Daranya Rasa from Independence, MO

    Do not let the Intermediate level scare you. It almost did me. I usually just bake cookies, read this recipe and it sounded to good to be true. It is sooooo great!!! I am always looking for a recipe that my grandmother can eat. She is 94 years old and a lot of foods bother her. This was a mild creamy recipe that the whole family just loved.

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake

    Jowanna James from SWEENY, TX

    I fixed this Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake this weekend and the family just loved the taste of the cake, tasty, delicious and easy to make!

  •  Star(s)

    excellent dessert

    nella parker from Hersey, MI

    Wow, talk about a fabulous presentation, this took thumbs up.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!

    TAMMY MINYARD from MANSFIELD, TX

    This was such a hit at our annual Thanksgiving feast! Everyone from a two year old to a seventy year old loved it! This will definitely become a new "tradition"!

  •  Star(s)

    Intermediate

    Ashi ms from HOUSTON, TX

    Love this recipe. Going to make this again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    caramel almond coconut cake

    Ed Beegle from NORTHFIELD, OH

    Sooooooo easy to make and sooooo good to eat!!

  •  Star(s)

    Mary Boone, Fl.

    MARY BOONE from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I made this for Thanksgiving and I should of made two of them. They dissappered faster then the turkey.

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel-Almond Coconut cake

    Sara Hubbard from Hurlock, MD

    I made this cake and when my family got home they said the kitchen smelled os good that they wanted to start with dessert. I will be making a nother cake to take to Thanksgiving dinner dessert on this Thursday. I had seen the picture of the cake in a magazine and had to go online to get the recipe and let me say that the cake was a good as the picture made it look. I give it 5 stars.

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake

    Phyllis Wiedner from HIGHLAND, IL

    YUMMY!!!!!! Out of this world!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Family Request

    KELLANEE LAWLEY from Vincent, AL

    My family loved this cake and it will now be a tradition for us to take to church functions.

  •  Star(s)

    Bake sale hit

    TRacy Nelson from NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV

    I made this cake for the first time for a bake sale at work. I am always nervous about trying a new recipe for a work function, but this cake was a hit....the slices of cake sold quickly and everyone asked for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    WOW! Simply Delicious!

    Vel Hernandez from Bakersfield, CA

    I belong to a Baking Club! Each of us have to take a baked good and one takes the drinks. I baked the Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake and it was everyones favorite! Yummy yummy!!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!!

    Linda Kniepp from COLLINSVILLE, IL

    The Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake was so easy to make and was so delicious. The whole family raved about it!

  •  Star(s)

    caramel almond coconut cake

    marlene keefe from

    Easy and quick to make. Everyone loved it. I will surely make it again many times. A must try.

  •  Star(s)

    a real winner

    Marylee Tharp from OIL CITY, PA

    I made this cake for our first "pot luck dinner" of the season...I didn't even get to taste it! I came home and typed up about a dozen recipes for the ladies in the park...so know it will show up again at our dinners...very moist and the topping was great!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent Recipe

    Paula Carroll from DRUMRIGHT, OK

    This cake was delicious. I made it for my sister's birthday and everyone loved it. I used pecans instead of almonds and it was just as good. I also put the whole 1 1/2 cups of coconut in the cake, because I love coconut. You gotta try this.

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake

    Jeannine Gramstad from NEWBURGH, NY

    Very tasty and simple to prepare. Guess different nuts can be used - will try next time to see if it's as tasty. The coconut helped keep the cake moist otherwise it was a bit dry.

  •  Star(s)

    enjoyed it

    Brenda Metzler from LIVERPOOL, NY

    We enjoyed making it and eating it, everyone thought it was change from other cakes I've made.

  •  Star(s)

    WOO-HOO

    Ms. Blaschuk from FARMINGDALE, NY

    This was WOO-HOO good as my friend's daughter would say! Incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious. The almonds, cream, and caramel topping cooked together for the top of the cake worked superbly. Adding the caramel swirls was PERFECT! EXCELLENT recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel Almond Coconut Cake

    Karry Beard from INDEPENDENCE, MO

    This was a very delicious cake, this was easy to make and everyone loved it. I've taken it to dinners and I just take the recipe with me.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    DEBRA GRADY from OAK LAWN, IL

    This is soooo gooood. Its unbelievably delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    Caramel-Walnut Coconut Cake

    Tammy Ritter from ELLWOOD CITY, PA

    I prefer Walnuts to Almonds, especially if your fortunate enough to locate Black Walnuts.They add such a distinctive taste to this cake. It was worth the bit of effort to prepare,Taste and Texture are very good. I believe the Bakers coconut helps to keep the cake moist. Delicious blends of great tastes, very difficult to resist eating just one piece!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/15 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 15 

  • Calories: 420
  • Calories from Fat: 230
  • Total Fat: 26g (39% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 11g (55% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 70mg (23% of DV)
  • Sodium: 350mg (14% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 46g (15% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (6% of DV)
  • Sugars: 26g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • CARAMEL-ALMOND TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (3 oz.) sliced almonds
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Milk Chocolate & Caramel Morsels

 

Directions

FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BEAT cake mix, eggs, water and oil in large mixer bowl on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Spoon into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 28 to 35 minutes or just until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

FOR CARAMEL-ALMOND TOPPING:
WHILE
cake is baking, prepare topping. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in caramel topping and cream. Stir in almonds and remaining coconut. Increase heat to medium and bring mixture to a full boil. Boil for 5 minutes or until thick but still spreading consistency, stirring constantly. Carefully spread mixture over cake just as it comes out of oven. Sprinkle morsels over cake while still hot out of the oven. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

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