I got this recipe from a food blog and have been hanging on to it for several months because I love coconut and knew I wanted to make it sometime.  We had a luncheon at work recently and it was a perfect time to try out this new recipe!  Since we all loved it, thought you might want to try it too!

Jani-cake   Coconut Poppy Seed Cake

Coconut Poppy Seed Cake
Serves 20-24

1 package white cake mix
½ cup flaked coconut
¼ cup poppy seeds
3 ½ cups cold milk
1 teaspoon coconut extract
2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/3 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Prepare cake according to package directions, adding coconut and poppy seeds to batter.

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.  Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool completely.

In a large bowl, whisk the milk, extract and pudding mixes for 2 minutes.  Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.  Spread over the cake.  Spread with whipped topping and sprinkle toasted coconut on the top.

Enjoy!

Jani Williamson
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