Grandma's Coconut Cake w/ icing

1
Lisa Logan

By
@Leighlee

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 5 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

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

How to Make Grandma's Coconut Cake w/ icing

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cake:
    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.
  • 2For 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Grandma's Coconut Cake w/ icing

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




Show 1 Comment & Review

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Mmm, there’s just something magical about a tasty chocolate cupcake that just makes our mouths water. We searched high and low on Pinterest for some seriously awesome chocolate cupcake recipes...

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From breakfast to dinner to dessert, there’s a delicious bundt pan recipe for you! We promise, there’s nothing bundt yummy recipes for you below. Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread “One...