By Lori Rice

When you are working with a cake mix, it is similar to working with a blank canvas. You can spice up the flavor and texture in many different ways. One example of how to do this is to add coconut. This is a simple addition and works well with almost any flavor of cake mix.

How To Add Coconut to a Cake Mix

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour the cake pans necessary, according to the cake mix box instructions.

Step 2

Make the cake mix according to directions by adding water, egg and oil. Stir until the cake mix is combined.

Step 3

Decide how much coconut flavor and texture you want your cake to have. Measure out anywhere from 1/4 cup to 3/4 cup of sweetened or unsweetened, shredded coconut.

Step 4

Transfer the coconut into the cake mix batter and stir just until all of it is incorporated.

Step 5

Pour the mixed batter into a cake pans that have been greased and floured, according to the directions on the cake mix box.

Step 6

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the cake is slightly browned and middle is cooked through. You can stick a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, the cake is done.

Step 7

Take the cake out of the oven and allow it to cool for 15 minutes. Remove it from the pan and allow it to cool completely before frosting.