Grandma's Coconut Cake

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Karla Everett

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@Karla59

This is a very good but Elaborate cake. Its time consuming to make but the final rewards are well worth the time spent to make.

This was one of my Grandma's cakes. I have only made this cake a few times because its so time consuming and has a lot of details to follow but its DELICIOUS!!!

This cake can be made with fresh coconut but I have always used the pkg. kind.

The coconut custard link for this cake is :
Grandma's Coconut Custard

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

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1 c
milk
3 1/2 oz
flaked coconut or 1-1/3 cup grated fresh coconut
3 c
sifted all purpose flour
1/4 c
cornstarch
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1/2 lb
(2 sticks ) butter or margerine
1 1/2 c
sugar
4 large
eggs
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
coconut custard ( recipe is posted)

How to Make Grandma's Coconut Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Grease 2 layer cake pans (each 9x1.5") line bottom with wax paper.
  • 2In a small sauce pan over low heat , heat milk for about 5 minutes ; remove from heat ; add coconut and let stand for about 15 minutes. Pour mixture in a strainer over a small bowl , drain well , pressing coconut against the side of strainer with a spoon ; reserving coconut milk.
  • 3On wax paper sift together , flour , cornstarch , baking powder and salt ; set aside.
  • 4In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar ; thoroughly beat in egg yolks , 1 at a time (put egg whites in a medium mixing bowl and set aside ).
  • 5Sift flour mixture into creamed mixture in 4 additions , alternately with the coconut milk , ending with the flour mixture and mixing until smooth after each addition.
  • 6With clean beaters whip egg whites and cream of tartar , until very stiff straight peaks form when beater is slowly withdrawn.
  • 7Gently fold egg whites into batter , blending well.
  • 8Turn batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated 350° oven until cake springs back when lightly touched--30-35 minutes.
  • 9Place pans on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes ; with a small spatula loosen edges ; turn out on wire rack ; remove paper ; using another wire rack flip cake over for right side up. Cool Completely.
  • 10Cut each layer into 3rds. horizontally (stack layers ) cake will have 6 of them.
  • 11Spread 1/4 cup chilled Coconut Custard between each layer ; spread the remaining coconut custard over the sides and on top of the cake.
  • 12Sprinkle top with 1/3 cup of toasted coconut , reserved from Coconut Custard recipe ; Cover and store in the refrigerator.

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About Grandma's Coconut Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtag: #coconut




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