Lemon-Filled Coconut Cake Recipe

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Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cooking

  • Yield: 10 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours 25 Minutes


  • 1 box Betty Crocker Gluten Free yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 0.66 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups gluten-free powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free coconut extract, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup lemon curd
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
How to Make It
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 8- or 9-inch round pan with cooking spray (without flour).
  2. In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan.
  3. Bake 41 to 46 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cooling rack 10 minutes. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar and ¼ cup butter with electric mixer on low speed. Stir in coconut extract and 1 tablespoon milk. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  5. Split cake horizontally to make 2 layers. On cut side of bottom layer, spread lemon curd; top with ½ cup of the coconut. Cover with top layer. Frost top and side of cake with frosting. Sprinkle coconut over top of cake. Refrigerate loosely covered.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
500 kcal
Calories from Fat:
189 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21 g
Saturated Fat
14 g
Trans Fat
0.5 g
110 mg
360 mg
72 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
3 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not allfoodchef.com recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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