Vanilla Coconut Cake with Strawberry Compote

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 10

Lovely light and tasty cake.


  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Wheat

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  • 3 cups water, for steaming
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 box (16 ounces) white cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¾ cup water, for cake mix
  • ½ cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut

Strawberry Compote

  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Hand Mixer
  • Large Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • 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 vanilla 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. Fold in the shredded coconut. 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

    While the cake is baking, prepare the strawberry compote. In a large bowl add all strawberry compote ingredients and mash until lightly combined.

  • Step 8

    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 9

    Once the cake is cooled, top with prepared strawberry compote.