A spring-time favorite! Get a head start on this classic cake with yellow cake mix.
Editor's note: The icing is a little runny as it is meant to soak into the layers to moisten the cake. Too runny for your taste? You can also add more marshmallows.
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 2/3 cup oil
- 4 eggs
- 2½ cups granulated sugar
- 3 cups water
- 1 pound fine shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10–15 large marshmallows
Mix cake ingredients and bake according to directions on box.
For icing, mix sugar, water, coconut and vanilla and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium and boil for 20 minutes. Take off burner and add marshmallows; stir until melted.
Cool slightly and spoon on each layer while cake is still warm.
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Originally published January 1971