Coconut Cake Recipe

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Time: 4350 minutes



  1. butter
  2. sugar
  3. eggs
  4. self-rising flour
  5. coconut milk
  6. vanilla extract
  7. sour cream
  8. milk
  9. sweetened flaked coconut
  10. water
  11. cream of tartar
  12. salt
  13. egg whites


  1. preheat oven to 350f
  2. grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans and set aside
  3. prepare coconut cake:
  4. in large bowl , with mixer on medium , beat butter until creamy
  5. add sugar and continue beating 6 minutes or until light and fluffy
  6. add eggs 1 at a time beating well after each one
  7. add flour and milk alternately to butter mixture , beginning and ending w / flour
  8. add vanilla and beat until just mixed
  9. divide batter equally among prepared pans and drop pans several times on counter to release air bubbles and make more level
  10. bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  11. while cake is baking prepare coconut filling:
  12. in medium bowl w / spoon , stir together sugar , sour cream , milk , and 1 / 2 cup coconut until well blended
  13. cool layers on wire racks for 10 minutes
  14. use butter knife to loosen layers from pans and place on work surface
  15. use handle end of a wooden spoon and poke hold in layers 1 inch apart until each layer is poked all over
  16. spread 1 / 3 of the filling on each layer
  17. place 1 layer on cake plate , top w / 2nd and 3rd layer
  18. use skewers to prevent cake from shifting
  19. cover and refrigerate 1 hour or up to 3 days to absorb filling
  20. when ready to assemble cake prepare frosting:
  21. in top of double boiler with hand held mixer on high speed , beat sugar , water , cream of tartar , salt , and egg whites for 1 minute', "place double boiler top over 1 inch simmering water , making sure water doesn't touch bottom of double boiler top", 'with the mixer on high speed , beat until soft peaks form and temperature reaches 160f on instant-read thermometer , about 7 minutes
  22. beat in vanilla
  23. use frosting to frost top and side of cake
  24. sprinkle cake with remaining coconut
  25. garnish with strawberries

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