Coconut Milk Cake
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- 2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut, divided
- 3 cups cake flour, sifted before meaasuring
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3 eggs, separated
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- currant jelly
1Have all ingredients at about 75 F. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9" round baking pans.
2Whisk or sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3Cream butter. Add the sugar gradually and continue creaming until very light. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
4Add the flour mixture in three parts to the butter mixture alternately with coconut milk. Mix until smooth after each addition.
5Stir in one cup of the flaked coconut.
6In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold gently into the batter.
7Pour batter into prepared baking pans and bake about 25 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes before turning out on racks. Cool completely before icing.
8Fill between the layers with jelly and ice with Seven Minute Icing. Coat with the remaining one cup flaked coconut.