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Pina-Colada Cake Recipe

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Yield; Two Layer Cake

4 eggs, separated
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1/2/ cup water
2 tsps. vanilla extract, divided
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup coconut
2 Tbsps. light rum
6 Tsps. butter or margarine, softened
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup drained crushed pineapple
1 Tbsp. dark rum
2 cups flaked coconut, toasted

Garnished; fresh strawberries, mango slices, red grapes

Beat 6 egg whites on high speed with electric mixer until foamy. Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 min.)
Whisk together 4 egg yolks, oil, 1/2 cup water, and 1 tsp. vanilla: set aside.
Stir together remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Fold in egg yolk mixture until blended: fold in egg white mixture. Pour batter into 2 lightly greased wax paper-lined 9 inch round cake pans.

Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 min. or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 min.: remove from pans , cool on wire racks.
Stir together pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and light rum; brush over cake layers.
Beat butter at a medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
Gradually beat in powdered sugar and whipping cream until smooth. Stir in remaining 1 tsp. vanilla. Remove 1/2 cup frosting; reserve remaining frosting.

Stir pineapple into 1/2 cup frosting. Spread pineapple frosting between layers. Stir dark rum into remaining frosting; reserve 1/2 cup rum frosting. Spread remaining rum frosting on top and sides of cake. Press coconut onto top and sides of cake.
Spoon reserved 1/2 cup rum frosting into a decorator bag with a star tip; pipe around top edge. Garnish if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 to 10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 min.




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