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Aunt Claire's 4th of July Coconut Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jackie Siears
Added: Friday, February 2, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
2 c. sifted Swan's Down flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2/3 c. Crisco
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
2/3 c. milk
1 t. vanilla






Filling:
1 egg yolk
1 c. milk or coconut milk
1 c. sugar
1 T. cornstarch
1 t. vanilla
1 grated coconut

Directions:
Directions:
Sift flour once, measure. Add baking powder and salt. Sift together three times. Cream Crisco. Add sugar gradually and cream together until light and fluffy. Beat eggs until very thick and light. Add to creamed mixture and beat well. Add flour alternately with a small amount of milk, beating after each addition. Add vanilla. Bake in two greased 9 inch layer pans in moderate 370 degree oven for about 25 minutes.


Coconut filling: Mix together all ingredients except coconut, and cook in double boiler over low heat until thickened. Cool partly, then add coconut before icing cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I can't remember a 4th of July at Grandma's without Aunt Claire's coconut cake!

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