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You will get a lot of compliments with this cake. It is so good, even if you don't like coconut. This is a four-layer cake with walnuts and coconut in the batter, a cream cheese frosting, and more coconut between each layer and on the top.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
35 mins
1 hr 40 mins
35 mins
1 9-inch layer cake


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour four 9-inch round cake pans.

  • Combine sugar, butter, shortening, and egg yolks in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Mix in sifted flour, coconut, buttermilk, walnuts, baking soda, and vanilla extract.

  • Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl just until stiff peaks form. Fold into the cake batter. Divide batter among the prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool, about 30 minutes.

  • While the cakes are cooling, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract for the icing in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Gradually mix in powdered sugar until combined.

  • Spread icing on the top of each cake and sprinkle with coconut. Stack cakes to make four layers, inserting toothpicks or wooden skewers vertically to keep the cake together. Spread remaining icing on the top and sides and sprinkle with more coconut.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 46.7g; fat 24.3g; cholesterol 69.8mg; sodium 163.9mg. Full Nutrition