southern coconut cake

Patsy Fowler


this is very moist it will tear up when you pick it up with your fork to eat it

★★★★★ 1 vote
35 Min
25 Min


15 1/4 oz
butter cake mix, be sure to get the full size cake mix and not the reduced size some companies are now making
3 large
1 c
sprite or 7-up
1 stick
butter, melted
1 tsp
vanilla extract


1 c
1/2 c
1/2 c
white corn syrup
egg yolks
1 tsp
baking powder
2 c
shredded coconut

How to Make southern coconut cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350.
  • 2Mix all of the cake ingredients together with a wire whisk until well blended. Don't use an electric mixer for this.
  • 3Mama says it makes a cake dry when you beat the batter up to long.
  • 4Butter and four 2-8 inch round cake pans. You can use 2-9 inch cake pans, but the cake won't be as high.
  • 5Divide cake batter between pans. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes. Whisk the cakes cool and make the icing.
  • 6Place the sugar, water and corn syrup in a sauce pan on medium heat.
  • 7Using a candy thermometer cook to the soft ball stage or 240 degrees, stirring constantly.
  • 8The mixture should become almost clear. You can also do this in the microwave does make this step easier.
  • 9Cook on high for 4 minutes, remove and stir well and then cook for about 3 more minutes on high.
  • 10This could vary by a minute or 2 depending on the power of your microwave. It still needs to reach the soft ball stage.
  • 11With an electric mixer beat the egg whites with the baking powder until it reaches the soft peak stage.
  • 12Slowly pour in the syrup and keep mixing until the icing stands in peaks. This takes some time to accomplish so don't give up on it.
  • 13Just keep beating it and eventually the peaks will form.
  • 14Place one of the cake layers on a pretty cake plate.
  • 15Frost the top of the first layer and sprinkle with 1/2 cup coconut.
  • 16Place the other layer on top of the first and frost the entire cake.
  • 17Sprinkle the rest of the coconut over the top and sides of the cake.

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About southern coconut cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy