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Special Coconut Cake Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 cup cake flour or soft wheat all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup fresh coconut liquid (or light unsweentened) coconut milk or all-purpose milk
ICING:
3 egg whites, beatened only until they begin to hold soft peaks
2 c granulated sugar
Meat of one fresh coconut, ground or grated; or 18 ounces frozen fresh (not sweetened) coconut
1 cup fresh coconut liquid

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat heat oven to 350. Rub or spray two 9 inch cake pans with oil or shortening and lightly dust with flour. Cut circles of wax paper and fit into the bottom of each pan; oil and flour the paper lightly.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, beat the sugar and butter until light, then beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and liquid alternately, starting and ending with dry ingredients, and beat until smooth. Pour the batter into the pans and bake 20 to 25 minutes until cake is pale brown and springs back when lightly touched or when a toothpick comes out clean when inserted near the center. Turn out onto a rack and remove wax paper. Using another rack, flip layers so cake layers are right side up. Carefully place one layer on a plate.
ICING:
Place the beaten egg whites in a large saucepan and add sugar, coconut and coconut liquid. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil; continue to boil and stir with a wooden spoon 10 minutes. Remove from heat and spread with wooden spoon on the still-warm bottom layer. Add a second layer. Using a metal spatula, pat icing on sides, then top. If parts of it slide, just scoop up and pat it back on until set.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Nell said, "good but rich". She also had "ugly" written on the recipe.

 

 

 

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