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Southern Style Coconut Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cindy Myers

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CAKE
1 18.25 oz pkg vanilla cake mix
1.33 cups milk
COCONUT FILLING
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups sour cream
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
7-MINUTE FROSTING
1.5 cups granulated sugar
2 egg whites
.33 cups cold water
2 tsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla

.5 cups shredded fresh coconut toasted for decorating

Directions:
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 f. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions, substituting the milk for water. Divide cake batter among three greased 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; cool completely on wire rack.

2.While the cake cools, prepare the filling. Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in the sour cream, then gradually fold in the confectioners sugar. Stir in the vanilla. Fold in the sweetened coconut.

3.Using a serrated knife, split each cake in half horizontally. Spread the filling over the layers, stacking all the layers. Place the cake in an airtight container or cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or up to three days before frosting.

4. When you are ready to frost the cake, make the frosting. In the top of a double boiler or in a metal bowl, combine the granulated sugar, egg whites, water, corn syrup, and salt; beat for 1 minute with an electric hand mixer. Place the pot or bowl over (not in) a pot of boiling water. Cook, beating constantly with mixer, about 7 minutes or until the frosting becomes fluffy and stiff peaks form. Remove the pot from the boiling water. Add the vanilla; continue beating for 1 to 2 minutes more or until barely warm. Frost the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle the cake with additional coconut.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-16

 

 

 

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