Breads & Baked Goods, Dessert

Lemon and Toasted Coconut Yellow Cake with Vanilla Glaze

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 10


  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 3 cups water, for steaming
  • cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose Flour, divided
  • 1 box (16 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3/4 cup water, for cake mix
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoon milk


  • toasted coconut


  • Deluxe Reversible Rack
  • Ninja® Multi-Purpose Pan or 8-inch round baking pan
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Stand or Hand Mixer
  • Large Bowl
  • Step 1

    Add 3 cups water to the pot. Spray the Multi-Purpose Pan (or 8” round baking pan) with cooking spray and dust with 2 tablespoons flour.

  • Step 2

    To make the cake, add the cake mix and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour to a large bowl and stir to combine.

  • Step 3

    In a separate large bowl, add 2 eggs, 2 egg whites, ¾ cup water, oil, and lemon extract and stir until combined.

  • Step 4

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and with a hand mixer, mix on low for 30 seconds. Then mix on medium for an additional 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Transfer batter to prepared pan.

  • Step 5

    Place the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position. Place the pan on top of the rack, then place the rack in the pot.

  • Step 6

    Close the lid and move the slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & BAKE, set temperature to 285°F, and set time to 25 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 20 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, check doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, remove the pan and let cool for at least 1 hour. If the toothpick comes out with moist crumbs stick to it, continue to bake until the toothpick comes out clean.

  • Step 8

    While the cake is cooling, prepare the glaze. In a large bowl, add all glaze ingredients and whisk until combined and smooth.

  • Step 9

    Once the cake is cooled, place on a serving dish. Frost with the prepared glaze and top with toasted coconut.