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

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  • 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

  1. Cake:
    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.
  2. For 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.

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About Grandma's Coconut Cake w/ icing

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




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