Some coconut cake recipes may be easy enough to be suitable for beginners. Aspiring bakers may find simple coconut cake recipes on the websites of brands that produce cake mixes.
Coconut cake recipes that utilize cake mixes can reduce the work involved in making a cake. This usually translates into a shorter list of ingredients and fewer instructions, which may make the process less daunting for beginners. To create Betty Crocker's cool coconut cake, for example, a baker combines cake mix with water, vegetable oil and egg whites to create a batter, which he pours into a pan and bakes in the oven. He then cuts the cake and dips the pieces in a mixture of coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk before coating the exterior with shredded coconut.