Yum Yum Cake

Yum Yum Cake is a delightful dessert that lives up to its name. Here’s a recipe to make this delicious treat:


For the Cake:

  • 1 box (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking dish or pan.
  2. Prepare the Cake Batter: In a large mixing bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, and water. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  3. Bake the Cake: Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Make the Topping: In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, unsalted butter, and milk. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once it reaches a boil, continue to cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the shredded coconut and vanilla extract.
  5. Top the Cake: Immediately after removing the cake from the oven, spread the coconut topping evenly over the hot cake.
  6. Broil the Topping (Optional): For a slightly toasted coconut topping, you can place the cake under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, keeping a close eye on it to prevent burning.
  7. Cool and Serve: Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and serving. Serve slices of Yum Yum Cake on their own or with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy the deliciousness of Yum Yum Cake with its moist cake base and sweet coconut topping!

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