This is hands down my family’s favorite cake. I actually can’t believe I haven’t shared it already. I especially love making it during the summer months, when so much fresh fruit is in season. You can use any type of fruit you’d like to top this cake. One of my favorite variations is pineapple, kiwi and strawberries.
This berry version though is perfect for Memorial Day or July 4th. I recommend using mostly fresh fruit–any canned fruit you use should be very well drained. The coconut is optional, but it does help keep any juices from the fruit from seeping into the whipped cream.