I love coconut flavored cakes, but most of the recipes usually call for a very lengthy prep and cook process and require a complicated assembly. So if you, like me, would prefer something simpler, this pina colada cake recipe is for you.

This Pina colada cake tastes perfectly of coconut, pineapple (and sunshine on a beach), is made of simple common ingredients you can buy at your local grocery store.

The making process is fast and easy and the result is a lovely, deliciously moist but not overly heavy in the calorie department. There are a few guidelines to observe when you’re making it. First, make sure you are using cream of coconut and not coconut milk – this is important so that the cake has the right texture.

Coconut flakes for decoration can be either sweetened or unsweetened, depending on how much sugar you want in your cake. You can also use almond flakes for decoration.

When you use cream of coconut, make sure you mix it well before adding, as the oil in it can be separated from the milk. You can use Cool Whip or any other store-bought frozen or fresh whipped topping.

Good luck with this one and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!