Grandma's Coconut Cake w/ icing

Lisa Logan

By
@Leighlee

Grandma made this on special occasions. The fun part, I got to help with the assembling of it.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 5 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 c
all purpose flour (sifted)
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
butter, room temperature
1 box
powdered sugar, sifted
4 large
egg yolks, well beatened
1 c
milk, whole
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
coconut, flaked
4 large
egg whites, well beatened

FROSTING

1 c
sugar
1/2 c
light karo syrup
3 Tbsp
water
3 large
egg whites
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
grated coconut

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cake:
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. In another large bowl, cream butter thoroughly and gradually add sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add beaten egg yolks to butter mixture and mix well. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk, beating well after each addition and ending with flour. Stir in coconut and vanilla, gently fold in egg whites. Bake in greased 8 or 9 inch cake pans for about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes 3 layers.
2
For the icing, combine first 6 ingredients in the top of a double boiler. Cook over rapidly boiling water, beating with a mixer until mixture stands in peaks. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Continue mixing with mixer until icing is firm enough to hold when spreading. After frosting the cake, immediately sprinkle with grated coconut. Press coconut onto sides of the cake using your hands.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #coconut