I went for the super easy route, and simply used a white cake mix, and switched out the water for coconut milk. I also added a splash of vanilla extract and coconut extract. Topped those little guys off with some cream cheese frosting and coconut. So easy and delicious.
1 white cake mix
canned coconut milk (I used light)
1 tsp each of coconut and vanilla extract
Simply follow the directions on the cake mix, and swap out the water for coconut milk! Allow to fully cool before frosting.
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
sweetened shredded coconut for the top
Cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.