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Coconut Layer Cake Recipe
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Coconut Layer Cake Recipe

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"This dessert is my specialty - it's great for wedding or baby showers," offers Marilyn Dick, a field editor from Centralia, Missouri.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • Pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 572 calories, 29 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 75 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Let eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat well. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Add coconut and pecans. In a small bowl and with clean beaters, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; gently fold into batter.
  2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, beat cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth and creamy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with coconut; garnish with pecans. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Layer Cake in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 572 calories, 29 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 75 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

Delicious and very moist. I used coconut extract. I will definitely make this cake again.

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