Coconut Cake Bites

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Coconut Cake Bites
Makes 30
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box white cake mix*
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • Cream Cheese Fondant (recipe follows)
  • 30 wooden lollipop sticks
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, 1 cup coconut, coconut milk, melted coconut oil, and eggs with a mixer at medium-high speed until combined. Spread in prepared pan.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, cream, confectioners’ sugar, and remaining 1 cup coconut with a mixer at high speed until smooth. Crumble cooled cake over cream cheese mixture, and beat at medium speed until combined.
  5. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and place a wire rack over parchment. Roll cake mixture into 1-inch balls, and place on prepared rack. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Pour Cream Cheese Fondant over cake balls to coat, letting excess drip off. Let stand until fondant is set. Drizzle with remaining fondant as desired. Insert a lollipop stick into top of each cake bite before serving. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
*We used Pillsbury Moist Supreme White Cake Mix.

Cream Cheese Fondant
Makes about 2½ cups
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  1. In the top of a double boiler, combine cream cheese, cream, corn syrup, and coconut extract. Cook over simmering water, stirring occasionally, until mixture is smooth. Whisk in confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat, and use immediately.


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