My Happy Holiday Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake with Fresh Pineapple Filling

Coconut cake, sigh!!!  In our home, especially for my husband, no holiday meal is complete with a freshly baked coconut cake!

As a huge dessert lover myself, I love to bake. Watching and helping my mother in the kitchen has instilled in me a love for preparing great meals for my own family. My mom is both an excellent cook and an amazing baker. She bakes everything from scratch.  When I insisted on baking my first cake, she felt that my first serious foray into baking should start with a boxed cake – a Pillsbury Plus yellow cake with chocolate frosting.  She taught me how to add a little “extra” into the batter to make it taste even better and it did!  She proudly declared that I made the “best boxed cakes that she ever tasted!”  Those words, along with how quickly my dad and brother devoured my cakes, meant a lot to me.

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