Vanilla Wafer Coconut Cake Recipe

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This cake recipe, which came from my mother in Alabama, contains no flour—but it's delicious!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Whipped cream or ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 418 calories, 25 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 113 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each until light and fluffy. Add wafers to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in coconut and nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan with a removable bottom. Bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours, testing after 1 hour. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely. If desired, garnish with whipped cream or ice cream. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Vanilla Wafer Coconut Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p5

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 418 calories, 25 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 113 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

A DELICIOUS, OLD-FASHIONED TASTING CAKE. WORTH THE EFFORT. I PUT A BASIC DRIZZLE FOR LOOKS.

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Reviewed Mar. 20, 2009

This cake looks yummy; I adore anything with coconut and can't wait until Easter to try it; it will be the star of my dinner!

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