Maryella's Coconut Cake

LaTina McCants-Smith

By
@DaCaykeLadee

My grandmother's favorite cake, she loved this and it was the last cake I made for her before she passed away...(it's her recipe)


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Serves:

12-16

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 c
butter, unsalted
3 c
all purpose flour
3 c
sugar
6
eggs
1 c
coconut milk, unsweetened
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
coconut extract
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt

COCONUT BUTTER CREAM ICING

1 stick
butter, unsalted
4 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 c
milk
1 tsp
coconut extract
2 c
coconut flakes, sweetened

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Sift flour together with baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
2
Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and coconut extract.
3
Alternately mix in flour and coconut milk (starting and ending with flour) mixing until well blended
4
Pour batter into three greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans and bake on 325 for approximately 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
5
Cool cakes in pan for 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes to an hour before frosting.
6
To prepare Icing: cream butter; gradually add confection sugar and milk, beating until mixture reaches a good spreading consistency; mix in coconut extract; fold in 1/2 cup coconut flakes.
7
Frost cake with coconut butter cream icing; cover cake with remaining coconut flakes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes