Coconut - Filled Nut Torte

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

All I can say is, if you like nuts..you will love this cake..

This is another wonderful recipe I enjoyed making. It is absolutely delicious. It also includes one of my favorite nuts.." Hazel Nuts"...that is what inspired me to try it. I love, love, love this cake.


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Serves:

12 - 14

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

CAKE

2/3 c
shortening
1 2/3 c
sugar
5
egg whites
2 1/4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
almond extract
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 1/4 c
milk
1/2 c
finely chopped almonds
1/2 c
finely chopped hazel nuts

FILLING

1 can(s)
( 5 ounces ) evaporated milk
3/4 c
sugar
6 Tbsp
butter, cubed
3
egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
flaked coconut
1/2 c
each, chopped hazel nuts, chopped pecans, chopped walnuts

FROSTING

3/4 c
butter, softened
2 pkg
( 3 ounces each ) cream cheese, softened
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
milk
pecan halves, optional, for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large mixing bowl; cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and extract' mix well.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in nuts.
2
Pour into 3 greased and floured 9 in. cake pans. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
3
In a large saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, sugar, butter and egg yolks. Cook and stir over medium heat for 10 - 12 minutes or until mixture is thickened and reaches 160. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Stir in coconut and nuts. Cool to room temperature.
4
In a small mixing bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar. Beat in milk until light and fluffy.

Spread filling between cake layers. Frost top and sides of cake. Garnish with pecans if desired.

Store in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #coconut, #nuts, #torte