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my old fashioned coconut cake

(7 ratings)
Recipe by
Opal Jackson-Cakmak
Birmingham, AL

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!

(7 ratings)

Ingredients For my old fashioned coconut cake

  • CAKE
  • 1 c
  • 5
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 3 c
    Cake Flour
  • 1 tsp
    Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp
    Vanilla Flavoring
  • 1 can
    Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 tsp
  • Sweeten to taste with brown sugar
  • 1 c
    Sour Cream
  • 10
    Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tsp
    Softened Butter
  • 1 can

How To Make my old fashioned coconut cake

  • 1
    To make the cake: 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.
  • 2
    Pineapple Filling: 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.
  • 3
    Sour Cream Frosting: 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.

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