This cake was a week in the making. I'd intended to make it at the river and got as far as putting cake mix (hey, shortcuts help!) in the bowl when I axed it from the menu. Jac packed the cake in a plastic bag and it sat on the kitchen counter for days while he asked hopefully when I was planning to make him a coconut cake.
Finally I dove in. I just made white boxed cake and added coconut. I made Ina Garten's delectable frosting combining butter, cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, vanilla and almond extracts. Then I liberally added coconut. Jac declared it an unqualified success and over its lifespan ate at least three servings - that's like you and me eating the whole pan of brownies on the Like-O-Meter.
So, another year, another culinary success on my husband's favorite's list.