Rating: 4 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Aunt Connie made this cake for special occasions. It is as wonderful as she was, and I remember her every time I make it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 10-inch tube cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Grease a 10-inch tube pan.

  • Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.

  • Beat 1 1/2 cup butter and 3 cups sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color.

  • Beat eggs one at a time into butter mixture, allowing each egg to blend completely before adding the next. Beat in sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with the last egg.

  • Gradually stir flour mixture into egg mixture, mixing until just incorporated.

  • Fold in 7 ounces flaked coconut, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour the batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 90 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Whisk milk and cornstarch in a saucepan over medium heat until mixture becomes very thick, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes; set aside to cool completely.

  • Beat 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and shortening with an electric mixer in a bowl until mixture is smooth and creamy.

  • Beat cooled milk paste and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract into sugar mixture to achieve a light and creamy frosting.

  • Spread frosting over completely cooled cake and sprinkle remaining 3 1/2 ounces flaked coconut over the frosting.

Cook's Note:

At Easter, I usually take 1/3 of the coconut and mix with a few drops of green food coloring, use this on the top, and place a few jelly eggs around to look like Easter eggs on grass.

Nutrition Facts

694 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 79.9g; fat 40g; cholesterol 138.3mg; sodium 312.6mg. Full Nutrition
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