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Coconut Cake

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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Ingredients

Basic 1-2-3-4 Cake with coconut milk:

  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups sifted self-rising flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Filling:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup flaked, sweetened coconut

7-Minute Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar or 1 tablespoon white corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 cups coconut, flaked and sweetened
  • Artificial holly, optional garnish

Cake:

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) cake pans.

Using an electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue to cream well for 6 to 8 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and coconut milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and continue to beat until just mixed. Divide batter equally among prepared pans. Level batter in each pan by holding pan 3 or 4-inches above counter, then dropping it flat onto counter. Do this several times to release air bubbles and assure you of a more level cake. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cool in pans 5 to 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto cooling racks.

Filling:

Stir together sugar, sour cream, milk, and coconut in a bowl until well blended. Add first cake layer onto pedestal. Using the wrong end of a wooden spoon, poke holes approximately 1-inch apart until entire cake has been poked. Spread a third of filling mixture on cake layer. Top with second layer, repeat process. Top with last layer and repeat process again.

Cook's Note: As each layer is stacked, stick them with toothpicks to prevent cake from shifting.

Frosting:

Place sugar, cream of tartar or corn syrup, salt, water, and egg whites in the top of a double boiler. Beat with a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute. Place pan over boiling water, being sure that boiling water does not touch the bottom of the top pan. Beat constantly on high speed with electric mixer for 7 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Frost the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle top and sides of cake with coconut. Garnish with artificial holly, if desired.

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by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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cleanaturalady
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:26 PM

My husband would be in heaven if I made this for him. 

mypbandj
by Jen on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I would be in heaven if I made this for myself. LOL

reneawesley
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:20 AM
This looks delicious.
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ballerina.2006
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM
Yummy!
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Dec. 8, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Looks delicious!

preacherskid
by Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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DH loves coconut cake.  I have a simple egg and dairy frr recipe that adapts well to coconut, and I like to toast the coconut first, and put half the coconut in the batter, then the other half on the frosting.  He loves it, I make it every year for his birthday :)

Krysden
by Platinum Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM

One day, I WILL make one of these.....   I probably would have made one already but I'm the only one that would eat it.

popomill
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

It looks very pretty. I honestly don't like coconut cake though. I found that out after I made on from scratch that took me a week to do. Go figure, but everyone else loved it!

moroccanmommy
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Looks so delicable...I want;/
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Alyson121
by Alyson on Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:37 PM

OMG, i haven't had a coconut cake in like 10 years.  You're making me want to bake one.  LOL

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