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coconut macaroon cake batter shake

I am so excited about this post.

One, because it has the words cake batter and coconut all in the title. I mean, is there really anything better?

Two, because my child thinks I’m a magician, armed with a rolling pin and a wooden spoon that spits glitter and magical rainbows.

And three, because it means I finally got my Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes and I can join in with Sundays with Joy, hosted by Carrie at Bakeaholic Mama and Ellen at Indigo Scones.

Cake batter coconut macaroon shake

I have been gaping and drooling at Carrie’s Sundays with Joy posts for a few weeks now. The premise is simple: once a week we make one of the recipes from Joy’s book, and then we post it.

Have you read Joy’s cookbook? It’s beyond fab. If I could pick all of my favorite things to eat and bake and put it in one cookbook, this would be it. Seriously.

Now…the point of the group isn’t to have all of Joy’s recipes given away. That just wouldn’t seem right. So…I’m not going to be posting her recipes. You’ll have to get her book for that!

BUT…you all know how I am about recipes. I have a reeeaaallly hard time following them. I see something I want to make and the first place my mind goes is in ten different directions…figuring out how I can make it my own.

Once in awhile, I’ll probably follow her directions. But, more often than not, I see myself changing or adding to her recipe, or making it my own.

Let’s start with this shake.

It just so happened that the first week I could participate, the group was making Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroon Ice Cream.

Could there be a more perfect recipe for me?

Cake batter coconut macaroon shake with chocolate poured into it

And, guys, she made her own chocolate shell. It’s super easy. Jordan had never had magic shell before and, as she watched it harden on her ice cream, her face lit up and the smile was huge. To her, I created magic sauce, and was, thus, a magician.

Cake batter coconut macaroon shake in background with vanilla ice cream with fudge in front

My ice cream was a little icier than expected, no fault of Joy’s. I think I need to learn not to buy the cheapest ingredients…like, hey, spring for the expensive coconut milk…flavors and texture don’t always come cheap.

And then there’s my forementioned recipe issue, a nagging little voice inside my head saying, “More! More! Do More!” So I made a shake.

With devils food cake batter.

And I added the chocolate shell too.


Coconut Macaroon Cake Batter Shake {Sundays with Joy}
Cake batter coconut macaroon shake with title

Coconut Macaroon Cake Batter Shake {Sundays with Joy}

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  • Heaping ¼ cup devil’s food cake batter (dry)
  • 3-4 scoops of Joy the Baker’s Coconut Macaroon Ice Cream (or your favorite flavor)
  • ½ cup milk
  • Honey and toasted coconut , for the rim of the glass
  • Magic Shell , for topping


  • Pour some honey on a small plate. Spread toasted coconut on a second small plate. Dip the rim of the milkshake glass in the honey and then dip it in toasted coconut.
  • Add cake batter mix, ice cream, and milk to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into prepared glass.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Author Dorothy Kern

Click here to see more of my ULTIMATE COCONUT recipes!

(You can find the recipes for the Coconut Macaroon Ice Cream and homemade Magic Shell in the Joy the Baker Cookbook.)
Go visit Bakeaholic Mama to see all of the other fabulous links this week!

Want to get your own copy of Joy the Baker: 100 Comforting and Simple Recipes? Go here to order your own. (And believe me, you’re gonna want it.)

(I am not affiliated with Joy the Baker or her cookbook, I just love it. All opinions are my own.)

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Last Updated on September 12, 2022

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Super post. I got to this via Mealtime Monday on Couponing and Cooking. I have linked in some bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Enjoy.

  2. Amazing! You’ll fit into the group very well, most of the time we all have trouble following the directions 😉 Glad to have you!

  3. Yummy, Dorothy! I make my own sauce that hardens on ice cream I’ll have to share it sometime at your party.