You are here: Home » Recipes » Ultimate Low-Fat Coconut Cake Ultimate Low-Fat Coconut Cake Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 16 servings A homemade custard, a cream cheese icing and only 5g fat per serving. PrintEmail Ingredients Cake:1 (18 1/2-ounce) box reduced-fat yellow cake mix1 teaspoon coconut extract Custard Filling (recipe follows) Cream Cheese Icing (recipe follows)Custard Filling:1 cup sugar3 tablespoons cornstarch1 cup skim milk1/3 cup flaked coconut1 teaspoon vanilla extractCream Cheese Icing:6 ounces reduced fat cream cheese2 tablespoons margarine or butter3 cups confectioners sugar1 teaspoon coconut extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. To prepare cake: Prepare cake mix according to package directions adding coconut extract. Bake in three 9-inch round cake pans coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool. To prepare custard filling: Mix sugar with cornstarch in a saucepan. Gradually add milk and cook over medium heat until mixture begins to thicken. Add coconut and continue to cook until thick. Stir in vanilla; cool slightly. Spread between cake layers. To prepare the icing: In a mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese and margarine. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar. Add coconut extract. Frost cake and refrigerate.