My Old Fashioned Coconut Cake

Opal Jackson-Cakmak Recipe

By Opal Jackson-Cakmak sweetiecoconut


This recipe was handed down by my grandmother. I always loved it. I love coconut and it has always been a favorite. My granny made it well!

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Directions Step-By-Step

1 c. Crisco
5 eggs
3 c. cake flour
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

Cream together Crisco and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add baking powder to cake flour, then add to Crisco and sugar mixture. Mix well. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring. Bake in three 9-inch cake pans at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool.


1 can crushed pineapple
1 tsp. butter
Sweeten to taste with brown sugar

Place in 1 1/2 quart saucepan and cook 5-10 minutes. Mixture will be thin but cake will absorb the juice; punch several holes in cake with ice pick to aid in absorbing. Spread hot mixture over layers.


1 c. sour cream
10X confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. butter, softened
1 can coconut

Combine sour cream and butter in mixer bowl. Add enough confectioners' sugar to make of spreading consistency. Spread on top and sides of cooled cake. Sprinkle with coconut.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts

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Nov 29, 2011 - Opal Jackson-Cakmak shared this recipe with discussion groups: COCONUT LOVERS UNITE Delectable Delights JUST CAKES Sweet Tooth
Karla Everett Karla59
Nov 29, 2011
Looks delicious !! :D
Toni T Toni6921
Nov 29, 2011
Opal, what size can of crushed pineapple?
Penney Goodwin penneypepper
Nov 30, 2011
What does 10x mean ??
Opal Jackson-Cakmak sweetiecoconut
Nov 30, 2011
10X is powedered sugar
Penney Goodwin penneypepper
Nov 30, 2011
Well how much of it then ??
Opal Jackson-Cakmak sweetiecoconut
Nov 30, 2011
Penny, I usually buy 1 box of powedered sugar and just put in enough to make the consistency of the micture easy for spreading on your cake. I usually use at least 1/2 box. Please let me know if you have anymore questions.
Shelia Senghas earthbaker
Dec 5, 2011
Opal, this cake sounds wonderful. I will have to try it. Thanks for posting.
Melanie Hanson Purpleldy1
Mar 10, 2012
I think this cake is going to be my birthday cake this year. I passed by the girl scouts coming out of Sam's Club today. I think I am going to use this recipe as the base for a Samoa-Girl scout cookie inspired cake. Any suggestions for caramel or chocolate frosting recipes to use?