This weekend was rainy and yucky.  The kids were in the house along with most of the neighborhood. Needless to say the house looks like a tornado came through it.  I wonder if insurance covers that? Seriously, there are about 500 gatorade bottles, goldfish and toilet paper all over the house.  I really have no idea why toilet paper was the “toy” of choice for them, but….  I have just closed the doors to all the rooms and have taken refuge in my office.  I am waiting for the cleaning fairy to come visit in the night.

Anyway, I made a cake for all the kids.  Yeah, Yeah, Yeah I know…., but I was bored and we all know that sugar calms boys down!?  They did love it!!


Coconut Cake

1 box white cake mix, plus the ingredients for preparation (typically eggs, oil and water)
1-14oz can sweetened condensed milk (the most incredible creation on earth)
1-9oz tub of Cool Whip, thawed
1-8oz can of cream of coconut
2 cups shredded coconut

In a 9x13 pan, bake the cake according to the directions on the box.

Immediately after you take the cake out of the oven poke holes in the top with a skewer or fork.  Pour the condensed milk over the entire cake.  Let the cake cool, about 20 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together the Cool Whip and cream of coconut. Spread over the cake.  Sprinkle coconut on top.

This cake is even better the next day.  Just cover with plastic wrap and keep in fridge.