Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Coconut Cake

I made this cake for my dad's birthday and even people that hate coconut loved it.  If you are short on time you can use a boxed white cake mix and add coconut flavoring and use the frosting recipe here!  Enjoy!

1 c. butter, softened
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
3 c. all-purpose flour
Dash of salt
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. coconut flavoring
2 tsp. baking powder
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
6 tbsp. cold water
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 tsp. white corn syrup
Cream butter; add sugar, and beat 10 to 15 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Mix well after each addition. Stir in flavorings. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely.

Put all ingredients, except vanilla, in top of double boiler, over boiling water. Beat with electric hand mixer for about 15 minutes, or until icing is stiff enough to stand in peaks. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Spread on cake immediately.

Sprinkle coconut generously between layers, top and side of cake. Enjoy!
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